UNNATURAL DEEDS by Cyn Balog
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A page-turner that will keep readers riveted, this is a treat for mystery fans and will keep readers guessing right up until the end. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Like a PG-13 version of Gone Girl (2012), Balog's (Dead River, 2013, etc.) latest tells the tense and tragic story of three teens mixed up in a world of murder, obsession, and mental illness. Read full book review >
ICELING by Sasha Stephenson
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Faced with the inconsistent plotting, indifference to geography and climate, and sloppy execution, readers are more likely to abandon this series opener halfway than to wait for Volume 2. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Discovered by scientists in the Canadian Arctic and later adopted, a group of speechless but intense and powerful teens compel their older siblings to return them to that site a decade and a half later. Read full book review >

AVALANCHE by Melinda Braun
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Just the ticket for readers who like hearty doses of suspenseful adventure. (Adventure. 12-15)"
Seven friends head out to the backcountry to do some skiing and hiking. How many are going to make it home? Read full book review >
THE KINFOLK by G.A. Morgan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Teeming with adventure and philosophical richness, this trilogy closer excels. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The final installment in the Five Stones Trilogy pits the inhabitants of Ayda against power-hungry rogue leader Dankar. Read full book review >
STORMWALKER by Mike Revell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An active and compassionate middle-grade primer on overcoming grief. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After a 12-year-old British boy's mum dies of leukemia, he finds himself teleported into the novel that his writer father has created to address his own grief. Read full book review >

DIAL EM FOR MURDER by Marni Bates
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"For readers who like a light serving of mystery with a side of romance. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Murder turns would-be romance novelist Emmy into the heroine of her own romantic mystery. Read full book review >
TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A brilliant tapestry woven not of yarn but of stories, both fresh and faithful to its historical roots. (introduction, index, extensive source notes) (Folk tales. 10-14)"
Forty-five (compressed from the original 1,001) nights of interwoven stories map Scheherazade's courageous campaign to heal the heart of her murderous and disillusioned husband—and save her own life in the bargain. Read full book review >
SEEING THINGS by Joel Meyerowitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Truly an eye-opening invitation. (Picture book. 11-15)"
Paired to a personal selection of favorite photos from a broad variety of artists, Meyerowitz distils a lifetime's thought about getting, and appreciating, the shot. Read full book review >
OH, ICK! by Joy Masoff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lighthearted compendium of interesting information and engaging, hands-on activities with gobs of kid appeal. (index, credits not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
From arachnids to zits, 114 "ick-speriments, ick-tivities, and ick-splorations" invite young experimenters to investigate the workings of their world. Read full book review >
ESFIR IS ALIVE by Andrea Simon
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For Holocaust and World War II completists. (author's note, Yiddish glossary) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
The mostly fictional history of a real survivor of Nazi and Soviet atrocities reads more like a history than a novel. Read full book review >
THE HOMECOMING by Stacie Ramey
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A stirring close-up of a family haunted by emotional trauma. (Fiction. 12-18)"
After years of alcohol and drug abuse, John reunites with his shattered family. Read full book review >
THE FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST by Rebecca Bischoff
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A deeply unsettling portrait of love, psychological abuse, and the hell of good intentions. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Fifteen-year-old American Rosemary, desperate to escape her mother, poses as an art student to find a new family in France. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >