THE SWORD OF SUMMER by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A fast-paced, eventful, and largely successful pivot. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
First there were the Greek gods, then the Egyptian gods, then the Roman gods—now Riordan takes on the Norse gods. Read full book review >
THE SISTER PACT by Stacie Ramey
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An earnest, overstuffed look at the collateral damage of suicide and drug abuse. (Fiction. 13-18)"
In the aftermath of her sister's suicide, Allie's grief is thick and relentless. Read full book review >

THE REVOLUTION OF IVY by Amy Engel
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A satisfying conclusion to an intriguing duet. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14-18)"
In this second book of a post-apocalyptic duology, Ivy braves the world beyond the guarded fence surrounding her home, Westfall. Read full book review >
FREEDOM FLIGHT by Patrick Jones
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Although little recent fiction deals with children of damaged veterans, there are numerous outstanding works about addicted parents that would resonate more with readers than this weak title. (Fiction. 11-16)"
High school sophomore Paige's mother, a captain in the military, has just come home from Afghanistan, seemingly a welcome event. Read full book review >
AUGGIE & ME by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Not only a companion to Wonder, but a wonder in itself. (Fiction. 8-14)"
In the companion novel to Wonder, (2012) three students at Beecher Prep middle school tell stories that connect with Auggie Pullman's dramatic arrival into their worlds.Read full book review >

FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Shannon Grogan
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Involving and suspenseful. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Kara hopes to win a scholarship to La Patisserie Pastry School so she can escape her bleak life by becoming a professional baker, but she has to contend with a secret stalker as well. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO BECAME BUFFALO BILL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-researched, engagingly written, though incomplete portrait of a fascinating, complex figure. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Warren explores how the man who became the most famous entertainer of his time and a legend of the "Wild West" grew up amid a violent regional conflict that would soon tear apart the nation. Read full book review >
THE YEARBOOK by Carol Masciola
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An entertaining, undemanding time-travel romance. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A troubled girl in foster care believes she has finally found where she belongs when she travels in time back to 1923. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE WRONG NAME by Barnabas Miller
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A page-turning mystery with a bit of hipsterism and an onion's worth of layers. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Unable to recall what scarred her face a few months ago, a teen tries using documentary filmmaking to make sense of her life—and uncovers layers of horror. Read full book review >
THIS WAY HOME by Wes Moore
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A taut, haunting tragedy. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Lifelong best friends and basketball teammates Elijah, Dylan, and Michael become reluctantly entangled with a Baltimore street gang. Read full book review >
LILLI'S QUEST by Lila Perl
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A not-particularly-dynamic addition to the Holocaust shelves. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A companion to Isabel's War (2014) fills in and expands the story of the girl known as Helga, explaining why Lilli, and not her younger sister, the real Helga, was on the Kindertransport to England. Read full book review >
SERENDIPITY'S FOOTSTEPS by Suzanne Nelson
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An absorbing convergence of coming-of-age stories as well as a thoughtful meditation on shoes and all that they witness and represent. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
A pair of handmade shoes travels through time, transforming the lives of those who come into contact with them. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >