THE DOG, RAY by Linda Coggin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A powerful story brought to heart-beating life by its cogent craftsmanship. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
A 12-year-old girl dies and comes back to life as a dog while still remembering her previous life. Read full book review >
RACE THE NIGHT by Kirsten Hubbard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A claustrophobic survival tale that will keep readers guessing. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Is this a post-apocalypse dystopia or a story about a cult? That's the question facing middle-grade readers in this suspense puzzler. Read full book review >

THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE by James R. Hannibal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Mindless entertainment. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Discovering that everything he knew—even his name!—was a lie is only the beginning of a very weird day for 13-year-old Jack Buckles. Read full book review >
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-18)"
This complex portrait of the "Lady with the Lamp" offers an insightful look into the remarkable life and work of Florence Nightingale and the times in which she lived. Read full book review >
JUNIOR HERO BLUES by J.K. Pendragon
Released: Nov. 7, 2016

"Readers will find themselves rooting for this canny hero to get the guy and save the day. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Being a superhero isn't easy, especially when you also have homework, college applications, and parents who worry when you are out past curfew. 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 >
UNTIL I BREAK by Kara Bietz
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the ending lets the shooter off rather lightly, it doesn't negate the novel's cautionary message. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Flashbacks explore events leading up to an incidence of school violence. Read full book review >
WEREGIRL by C.D. Bell
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lupine spin on the typical, tone-deaf appropriation narrative. (Paranormal thriller. 13-17)"
A white teen discovers a shape-shifting ability along with dangerous secrets. Read full book review >
SPELLBOUND by Maree Coote
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"As an album of the art form, impressive; as instruction in it, less so. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This large-format, 120-page Australian import is an exhaustive exposition of a unique art form, letter art. Read full book review >
SPIN THE SKY by Jill MacKenzie
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively and absorbing story with all the drama of teen life. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Magnolia has a chance to dance her way out of her small, coastal Oregon town and into stardom on a reality TV show called Live to Dance. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >