GOING GEEK by Charlotte Huang
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A smart look at class that's undercut by its deemphasis of race. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An amiable yet insufferably class-obsessed LA teen copes with her family's fall from wealth. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ESCAPES by Wade Albert White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"In this series opener, readers will find a humorous tale of adventure, friendship, and courage, all led by a brown-skinned protagonist. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Enter a world of magick, quests, and dragons with fireball powers in White's debut. Read full book review >

BEAUTIFUL BLUE WORLD by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Deeply emotional, compelling, and brilliant. (Fiction. 10-14)"
War is raging in Sofarende, and it will have profound and devastating effects on 12-year-old Mathilde. No one is safe. Read full book review >
PHANTOM LIMBS by Paula Garner
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A heavy read weighted by intense emotions and grief, the novel sifts through tough memories, searching for the silver lining. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Past and present collide when an old friend comes to town in Garner's debut. Read full book review >
THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY by Brendan Kiely
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will be swept up in Kiely's musical prose as Teddy learns about love, romance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Teddy, 17, makes a promise to his Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather, Gpa, to bring him home from assisted living before he forgets Teddy's deceased grandmother. Read full book review >

RADICAL by E.M. Kokie
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A hard, cleareyed look at coming of age in a prejudiced world. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Bex struggles to find acceptance for her nontraditional gender expression and her sexual orientation within her family and within the doomsday survivalist community she longs to join. Read full book review >
LAST MAN OUT by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Believable pain and recovery against a solid football backdrop. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A middle school football player grieves his father's death both on and off the field. Read full book review >
A SONG TO TAKE THE WORLD APART by Zan Romanoff
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"No aquatic frolic but a moody meditation on loss and love. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A young woman encounters first love and family secrets in this lyrical debut. Read full book review >
BAD GIRLS OF FASHION by Jennifer Croll
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Richly detailed and engagingly written, Croll's captivating study is sure both to enlighten and embolden fashion-minded youth. (index, bibliography, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
A probing look at influential women in fashion history. Read full book review >
ABOUT PHOENIX by Nastasia Rugani
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A slow, dispiriting case study of abuse. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Phoenix Cotton, a 16-year-old white girl, moves by herself through her unnamed high school life in an unnamed town, crushing on the white swimming hero Marlon Baldini. Read full book review >
THE ISLAND by Olivia Levez
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Not all readers will embrace this novel's haunting, open-ended conclusion, but those who do will find much to appreciate and discuss. (Adventure. 13-16)"
A teen struggles against both nature and her own past experiences in a reflective survival tale. Read full book review >
PASADENA by Sherri L. Smith
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A stylish exploration of loss. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When her best friend, Maggie, apparently commits suicide, Jude thinks it might actually be murder. 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 >