Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"This stylish novel is both a celebration of horror as a genre and chilling in its own right. (Horror. 14-18)"
Family history is uncovered when a teen heads to New Jersey with her aunt's film crew to seek out the urban legend of the Jersey Devil. Read full book review >
INSIDE BIOSPHERE 2 by Mary Kay Carson
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"For middle and high school readers, an encouraging example of earth scientists working to understand and deal with climate change in new and amazing ways. (glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A 1990s science experiment aimed at space exploration finds a new purpose in the 21st century. Read full book review >

PULL by Kevin Waltman
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Waltman continues to keep it both real and fresh for D-Bow. (Fiction. 14-18)"
It's junior year, and Division I schools are lining up to stake their claims to Indianapolis b-ball phenom Derrick Bowen. Read full book review >
DARKTHAW by Kate A. Boorman
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A philosophical, ruminative adventure for fans of the CW network's The 100. (Alternate history. 13-15)"
The heroine of Winterkill (2014) leaves her tiny village to find settlers moving into the post-apocalyptic wilds.Read full book review >
STARS by Colleen Oakes
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals—of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid—are riveting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The fashion for grimdark retellings of childhood classics tackles Peter Pan in the first of a trilogy.Read full book review >

SET YOU FREE by Jeff Ross
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An engaging and entertaining mystery, especially for those who don't mind if they can't solve it before the protagonist. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Lauren's young babysitting charge, Ben, the mayor's son, has gone missing in the middle of the night. Read full book review >
THE MASKED TRUTH by Kelley Armstrong
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Action-packed suspense from beginning to end. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A weekend therapy camp becomes a living nightmare for a group of troubled teenagers when it is taken hostage by masked gunmen. Read full book review >
FOREVER RED by Margaret Stohl
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fans of the Marvel Universe aren't by definition stupid, and even though they will be jazzed by the schmaltzy heroic high jinks, they still deserve better than this. (Adventure. 11-14)"
A homeless Ukrainian girl, a suburban American boy, and a world-famous superheroine save the world. Read full book review >
FIRST & THEN by Emma Mills
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fresh, smart, inventive, and altogether impressive debut. (Romance. 11-16)"
YouTube personality Mills (aka vlogger Elmify) debuts with a novel that mixes football and romance. Read full book review >
TRUST ME, I'M TROUBLE by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A clever romp that keeps readers guessing. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Quick-thinking grifter Julep Dupree, introduced in Trust Me, I'm Lying (2014), returns for a second round of high-stakes intrigue.Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An accomplished wordsmith, Wynne-Jones achieves an extraordinary feat: he illuminates the hidden depths of personalities and families through a mesmerizing blend of realism and magic. (Fiction. 13-17)"
After the shock of his father's sudden death and the arrival of a grandfather he was taught to hate but never met, Evan must unravel a family mystery. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"As much as Charlie would hate hearing it, good things do come in small packages. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Charlie Han, aka "Tiny Charlie," aka "the Chinese midget," is used to being bully bait, the lethal combination of his oddly small stature and klutziness making him a shoe-in for the worst junior high has to offer. 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 >