THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE by Julia Day
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Mediocre and formulaic but not utterly without value. (Romance. 13-17)"
White "trailer trash" girl meets wealthy Indian boy, sparks fly, and college plans are complicated in this romance. Read full book review >
THE LOST AND THE FOUND by Cat Clarke
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing story from start to finish. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Faith's big sister, Laurel, was kidnapped when Laurel was 6 and Faith was 4, and now, 13 years later, she has been found. Read full book review >

WIREWALKER by Mary Lou Hall
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Glorifying individual achievement without addressing the complex, ongoing legacy of race and racism, this naïve fable fails to convince. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Clarence, 14, saw his African-American mother shot and killed in their Richmond, Virginia, home; three years later, he and his hard-drinking, Irish-American dad live off Johnnyprice's dogfighting and crack-dealing business. Read full book review >
THE MEMORY OF THINGS by Gae Polisner
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A fictional but realistic tale of how two New York City teens survived the unthinkable together. (Fiction. 12-17)"
After the 9/11 attacks, a New York City high schooler takes in a traumatized teen girl suffering from temporary amnesia. Read full book review >
FASHION REBELS by Carlyn Cerniglia Beccia
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"From Cleopatra to Brittney Griner, Beccia's empowering snapshots show how women from all walks of life can and have used fashion to command; not to be missed. (notes, bibliography, glossary)(Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Beccia spotlights influential women from 69 B.C.E. to today who "didn't just change the world of fashion," but "used fashion to change the world." Read full book review >

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This heartrending and thoughtful memoir puts a human face on immigration's personal toll. (Memoir. 12-18)"
This moving coming-of-age memoir by novelist Grande was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in 2012. It has now been adapted for a younger audience. Read full book review >
DETACHED by Christina Kilbourne
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Absorbing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A depressed girl contemplates suicide. Read full book review >
ASSASSINS by Erica Cameron
Released: Sept. 5, 2016

"Sexy and edgy, with plenty of surprises and fun. (Thriller. 12-18)"
In this series opener, assassination is a family affair. Read full book review >
TALES OF THE PECULIAR by Ransom Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"A properly peculiar collection from Riggs. (Short stories. 11-15)"
In this special edition, fictive author Millard Nullings selects 10 tales from the many that have passed down through generations to instruct and inform those of the "peculiar persuasion." Read full book review >
DESSERT FIRST by Dean Gloster
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"Some books require Kleenex at the end. This deeply moving tragedy vastly outpaces typical tissue use. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Everything in Kat's life is horrible, but it is about to get so very much worse. Read full book review >
THE MISSING by Melanie Florence
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Well-meaning but unsatisfying. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Feather's life is changed when one friend and then another go missing. Read full book review >
KILLER DROP by Mette Bach
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Marcus' journey reads more like a preachy after-school special than a story of true growth out of tragedy. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Marcus has a trust fund, acceptance to an elite university, and a sense of entitlement. But when tragedy strikes, he must decide whether to risk everything for what really matters. 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 >