RIDING CHANCE by Christine Kendall
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A worthwhile first outing; Kendall shows promise. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A troubled inner-city boy learns to play polo in a program modeled after Philadelphia's famed Work to Ride. Read full book review >
DISENCHANTED by Megan Morrison
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great, smart fun. (maps) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The second Tyme fantasy features dark-skinned Ella, whose journey of self-discovery—and perhaps true love—dovetails with her eventually becoming a champion for workers' rights. Read full book review >

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT by Sarah Darer Littman
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An unexpectedly layered story of slow awakening and redemption. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Uber-good-girl Sammy Wallach did not deserve this. Read full book review >
BE GOOD BE REAL BE CRAZY by Chelsey Philpot
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An agreeable but unbalanced work that aims high but ends up a bit too short. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Two teens find romance on the road. Read full book review >
SWAN BOY by Nikki Sheehan
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Still, this novel, with its solid message about finding courage through adversity, should resonate with teens who feel isolated. (Magical realism. 11-16)"
Dance becomes him. Read full book review >

FROST by M.P.  Kozlowsky
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wild, robot-driven ride with nods to a far darker kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
In a post-apocalyptic world, a girl who's never left home sets out on an arduous quest to save her sick pet. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Suspense, romance, and the excitement of discovery make this Western thoroughly enjoyable. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
In the great era of dinosaur-hunting, two teenagers accompany their paleontologist fathers in a race to discover the biggest of them all: the rex. Read full book review >
PROJEKT 1065 by Alan Gratz
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A rare insider's glimpse into the Hitler Youth: animated, well-researched, and thought-provoking. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The son of the Irish ambassador to Germany poses as a member of the Hitler Youth in order to support the Allies during World War II. Read full book review >
ALL THE DIRT by Katherine Ashenburg
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This lighthearted overview may well lead readers to further research. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Nine illustrated chapters loosely trace the various ways cultures around the world have dealt with keeping their bodies clean—or not. Read full book review >
THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
It's the end of the world as they know it, and Magnus Chase and his godly cohorts are back for another round of sword fighting and wisecracking. 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 >
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The stereotypical depiction of sociopathy, that hoary trope, leaves a bad taste. (further reading) (Thriller. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Ariella Benton, nicknamed Ella, finds herself in Hoboken, New Jersey, at the mercy of her own ideas regarding her long-dead father, her mom's new husband, her love for cats, a new love interest, a belief in the supernatural, and the stigma of mental illness. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >