FOR THIS LIFE ONLY by Stacey Kade
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Poignant and powerful. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Jacob's near-death experience fails to live up to his Christian beliefs, he is desperate to find out the truth. The person he turns to in his fear and doubt shocks even him. Read full book review >
RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >

STING by Jude Watson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Thrilling and exciting; the perfect choice for a quick read. (Thriller. 10-16)"
Can four teens successfully steal three sapphires and then elude a determined FBI agent, a nasty international crime syndicate, and worse yet, the rare, supposedly caring adults in their lives? Read full book review >
LAST DESCENDANTS by Matthew J. Kirby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Readers will be anxious for the second installment, soon to follow. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
The debut of an action-adventure series that ties in with the popular "Assassin's Creed" video games. Read full book review >
POPPY by Mary Hooper
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This mildly interesting peek into a historical setting reads like an elderly person's memoir. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
This British import gives readers a look at one of the ways women served in World War I. Read full book review >

DON'T YOU TRUST ME? by Patrice Kindl
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A chilling reminder that sociopaths aren't always coldblooded serial killers; sometimes they're the girl next door. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Fifteen-year-old "white-bread-white" Morgan is one of the "cold people": she lacks a conscience; love and fear don't apply to her; she's indestructible; and she never does anything for anyone unless there's something in it for her. Read full book review >
LION ISLAND by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A fierce portrait of a young man's discovery of power through words. (historical background, historical note, references, further reading) (Historical verse/fiction. 11-16)"
This verse novel presents a fictionalized account of a real historical figure who used the power of words to help end forced labor in 19th-century Cuba. Read full book review >
PATHS & PORTALS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Between the creativity-encouraging coding lessons and the character-driven plotlines, this sequel charms from PenDown to PenUp. (Graphic fiction. 8-14)"
Following Secret Coders (2015), Hopper, Josh, and Eni unlock more of Stately Academy's secrets—but they learn they aren't the only ones doing so. Read full book review >
GEORGIA PEACHES AND OTHER FORBIDDEN FRUIT by Jaye Robin Brown
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A sweet, sexy, honest teen romance that just happens to involve two girls—all the more charming for being so very ordinary. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An evangelical lesbian in a small Southern town stumbles on the road to true love—but not for the expected reasons. Read full book review >
THE GATHERING by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A thrill for any reader who knows the only thing more frightening than an unopened door is being locked behind one. (mobile app) (Horror. 10-15)"
Five unhappy children think their troubles are over when they step inside a mysterious house—until the house refuses to let them leave. Read full book review >
TELL ME SOMETHING REAL by Calla Devlin
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Not just another addition to the 'sick-lit' genre, this debut is hands-down one of a kind. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
It's the summer of 1976, and the Babcock sisters are preparing to say goodbye to their terminally ill mother. Read full book review >
THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Five teens experience emotional ruin resulting from the rigid socio-economic caste system that rules their futuristic vertical city—a 1,000-story residential/retail tower—in the year 2118. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >