GHOST by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An endearing protagonist runs the first, fast leg of Reynolds' promising relay. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Castle "Ghost" Cranshaw feels like he's been running ever since his dad pulled that gun on him and his mom—and used it. Read full book review >
THE BRONZE KEY by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Only unevenly entertaining and suffering from middle-book syndrome. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Book 3 in the Magisterium series continues the escapades of 14-year-olds Call, Tamara, and Aaron as they pursue their Bronze Year studies at the Magisterium. Read full book review >

WISH by Barbara  O'Connor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A warm, real, and heartfelt tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sent to stay with her aunt and uncle in Colby, North Carolina, an angry girl makes the same wish daily. Read full book review >
BETWEEN WORLDS by Skip  Brittenham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This fantasy relies on technology to stand out. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Teen misfits accidentally discover a portal to a dangerous fantasy world in this immersive book/app combo. Read full book review >
THE CALL by Peadar O'Guilin
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Though the plot is not terrifically original, readers will root for the book's disabled protagonist to survive. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Vanessa Doherty is a 14-year-old white lass who attends Boyle Survival College, one of many in Ireland that serve only to teach its youth how to survive the Call of the Sídhe. Read full book review >

ACROSS THE FLOOR by Natasha Deen
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Sure to satisfy beginners and seasoned dancers longing to relive those first steps that made them love the craft. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Learning contemporary dance isn't the most conventional route to earning a varsity football spot, but for Luc Waldon, it's his only shot. Read full book review >
REBELS by David Liss
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Grade-A geeky fun. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
After a brief stay on Earth after Randoms (2015), Zeke struggles with a new space mission and the possibility of the Phandic Empire striking back. Read full book review >
FINDING WONDERS by Jeannine Atkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Inspirational and informative, Atkins shows how pursuing one's passion for science, math, or any field considered nontraditional is worth the risk. (author's note, bibliographic essay, bibliography) (Verse historical fiction. 10-14)"
The verse biographies of three pioneering women who made their marks on science. 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 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 >
MOO by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Fans of Love That Dog (2001) and Hate That Cat (2010) will find much to love in this story of a girl, a cow, and so much more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Newbery Medalist Creech touches on themes of loss, friendship, and belonging in this appealing tale of a young girl's unlikely relationship with Zora, an enormous belted Galloway. Read full book review >
MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG by Augusta Scattergood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Even though this is mostly Azalea's tale, it's a refreshing novel inspired by real-life Chinese-American communities not often seen in stories. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1952, and Azalea Ann Morgan, an 11-year-old white girl, doesn't want to leave Texas and help Grandma Clark, who hurt her foot and lives in Paris Junction, Arkansas. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >