WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Love, hope, and forgiveness are under the tree this Christmas. Read full book review >
SHUTTER by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Breezy but solid, with enough plot twists to keep readers guessing. (Mystery. 14-18)"
"Everyone has their story." Day just wants to know the one behind the mysterious boy at the convenience store—who's also wanted for murder. Read full book review >

MESSENGER by Carol Lynch Williams
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Another solid outing from Williams. (Paranormal fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who's recently moved to a small Florida town knows the women in her family gain control of supernatural Gifts on their 15th birthdays, but the nature of her own gift might not make Evie happy. Read full book review >
I'M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL by Gretchen McNeil
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A quintessential thinking gal's love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A math whiz develops a formula to fix her high school experience. Read full book review >
USELESS BAY by M.J. Beaufrand
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though a few plot twists strain credulity, at its best this is a taut, suspenseful page-turner in which severed body parts, human and canine, fantastic and real, figure prominently—call it magical realism, horror division. (Magical realism/thriller. 13-18)"
On Whidbey Island, Washington, the Gray teens—tall, blond, white quintuplets—and one smart bloodhound specialize in search and rescue (missing toddlers, lost pets); this time, their neighbor and friend Grant Shepherd, 10, has disappeared, and complications ensue. Read full book review >

CLOUDWISH by Fiona Wood
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Misguided. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A Vietnamese-Australian teen grapples with her family expectations. Read full book review >
SAVING RED by Sonya Sones
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A heart-tugging, romanticized, mutual-savior story about homelessness and mental illness. (Verse fiction. 12-15)"
A young teen copes with loss by helping an older, homeless teen. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Young girls especially will be inspired by this volume and the bright future for women's sports it portrays. (index, sources) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Debut author Rutherford looks at women's professional sports and the social forces behind them. Read full book review >
LIGHTS, CAMERA, SNACKTION! by Natalie Riess
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"Delicious fun that's out of this world. (Graphic science fiction. 7-14)"
An Earth pâtissière is beamed up to an intergalactic cooking competition reminiscent of Iron Chef. Read full book review >
SUPER COOL TECH by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Polished product for techno-browsers—current, if not likely to stay on the cutting edge for long. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A broad survey of high-tech wonders large and small, in an eye-catching format. Read full book review >
VIETNAM by Russell Freedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Solid history that doesn't shy away from difficult truths and important moral and political lessons. (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
An overview of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
POOP DETECTIVES by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Cultural misstep aside, this is a great choice for dog and science lovers alike. (introduction, author's note, glossary, resources, sources, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Super sniffer" dogs scent scat on land and at sea for scientific research. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >