LOSERS TAKE ALL by David Klass
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A victory, if of the minor sort. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When a football coach-turned-principal enforces a new policy requiring every senior to join an athletic team, a group of self-professed geeks, oddballs, and other nonathletes creates a team that challenges the high school's long-standing sports culture. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good romance, great wilderness. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl decides to hike the Appalachian Trail on her own and meets a boy who may actually be living on the trail. Read full book review >

THE MANY LIVES OF JOHN STONE by Linda Buckley-Archer
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good historical fiction with a paranormal twist. (Paranormal historical fiction. 12-18)"
What happens when a girl meets a man who has been alive for centuries? Read full book review >
WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"For those who stay in it through the finish, there is a promise of more to come; here's hoping it's better balanced. (Historical fiction/fantasy. 12-16)"
Mixing fantasy elements into an alternative, what-if-Hitler-won historical setting, Graudin delivers a wildly oscillating tale. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Gothic, gadget-y, gay: a socially conscious sci-fi thriller to shelve between The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Same-sex dating is tricky when your dad is a right-wing political figure. Then there's that whole robot-fueled terrorist attack thing threatening to directly strike at any second. Read full book review >

RED GIRL, BLUE BOY by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Breezy and fresh-feeling fun. (Romance. 12-18)"
The daughter of the male Republican candidate for president of the United States and the son of the female Democratic candidate wind up in an unlikely romance. Read full book review >
IF YOU'RE LUCKY by Yvonne Prinz
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Prinz produces a solid page-turner. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A deeply intuitive teen struggles to discover the truth behind her brother's death. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A slow-burning tale of espionage and deceit that explores the complexities and moral uncertainties of war. (Historical fiction. 13-17) "
A British girl with a brilliant mind is recruited into a shadow organization to extract an unnamed spy—and hopefully learn about her missing father. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A loud, cynical cash grab—far from amazing. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A couple more YouTube stars write a book. Read full book review >
I DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE by Gabi Kreslehner
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Powerful and deeply resonant. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl tries to cope with her parents' divorce and her own developing friendships and romance. Read full book review >
A YEAR WITHOUT MOM by Dasha Tolstikova
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fascinating and heartfelt. (Graphic memoir. 10-14)"
Tolstikova offers an illustrated memoir of her 13th year: it's the year the Soviet Union falls, but more importantly, it's the year she stays in Moscow with her grandparents while her mother studies abroad. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Disturbingly plausible, definitely thought- and discussion-provoking. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Seeing evidence that a neighbor's children are being abused, a young teenager looks for adult help and finds none in this disquieting German import. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >