THE FEVER CODE by James Dashner
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Will satisfy die-hard fans of the original trilogy. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Dashner returns to his dystopian future in this second prequel to the blockbuster Maze Runner series, detailing how the maze came into being. Read full book review >
IRON CAST by Destiny Soria
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Energetic and original, this alternative history, fantasy, and mystery mashup with its pair of smart, resourceful, flawed but engaging heroines never disappoints. (Historical fantasy. 12-18)"
For years, Boston's glittering demimonde sheltered Corinne and Ada, along with other hemopaths, a uniquely afflicted and gifted pariah class; now, with Prohibition looming, their fragile refuge is threatened. Read full book review >

POP GIRL by Tallia Storm
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Sweet as a sticky piece of bubble gum. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Scottish teen singer Storm writes what she knows in this thinly fictionalized account of a Glasgow girl who turns overnight pop star. Read full book review >
MALINI by Robert Hillman
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A well-plotted, harrowing journey and an engaging, worthwhile read. (author's note, glossary, historical timeline, map) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A young Tamil teen flees into the forest near her home in Satham, Sri Lanka, in this entry in UNICEF's Through My Eyes series, which explores through fiction the lives of young people in flash points around the world. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Worth the purchase just to learn the most effective angle to skip a stone across a water surface. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Hands-on demonstrations and explanations show how scientific principles apply in the wide world of sports. Read full book review >

PROM by Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"The advice and history in this volume complements and enhances the prom magazines available each year. (bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Prom is more than just a night out, as revealed in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >
UNTIL I BREAK by Kara Bietz
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the ending lets the shooter off rather lightly, it doesn't negate the novel's cautionary message. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Flashbacks explore events leading up to an incidence of school violence. Read full book review >
CATALYST by Kristin Smith
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Conceptually interesting but too heavily reliant on convenience to succeed. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Investigating her recently deceased father's secret identity leads 17-year-old white, redheaded Sienna into the criminal underworld, a network of rebels, and uncharted romantic territory. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"The novel introduces many complicated topics—from sexual assault to issues of class and race—but fails to address them thoroughly. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Unrequited love and family tragedy destroy Matt and Raychel's friendship. Read full book review >
HOW TO BREAK A BOY by Laurie Devore
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Confusing, directionless, and unremarkable. (Fiction. 15-17)"
If the Heathers had had smartphones. Read full book review >
LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT by Josh Sundquist
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Thought-provoking and insightful. (author's note) (Romance. 13-18)"
Sundquist (We Should Hang Out Sometime, 2014) explores blindness and sight in his first novel. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A solid coming-of-age novel with light spunk and individuality. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Hawthorn Creely always hated Lizzie Lovett, so why is she distraught when Lizzie goes missing in this seamless blend of mystery and relationship fiction? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >