THE HUMAN BODY by H.P. Newquist
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"An arbitrary, loosely organized logjam of discoveries and successes, swept along on currents of relentless optimism. (resource list, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
An exploration, festooned with period images, of the ways medicine and medical technology have historically healed, restored, and strengthened us. Read full book review >
THE GAME OF LIVES by James Dashner
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A fitting end to an exceptional trilogy. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
After narrowly escaping the villainous Tangent Kaine's clutches at the conclusion of The Rule of Thoughts (2014), Michael, Bryson, and Sarah are joined by Michael's old nanny, Helga, and a group of rebel Tangents to thwart Kaine's evil plans once and for all. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Facts outshine the trappings of fiction here, leading to a book that is important and educational—but not very satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After her grandfather's death, American Maya learns that her Pakistani grandmother was born in India and is determined to return before the funeral, in search of a ring left behind when the family fled during Partition. Read full book review >
KID ATHLETES by David Stabler
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Uneven to forgettable. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Short vignettes skim through the childhoods of a gathering of sports heroes. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Harmless wish-fulfillment for romance fans. (Romance. 12-18)"
A Cinderella story set near modern-day Seattle brings a poor girl together with a handsome, uber-rich, famous guy. Read full book review >

CALVIN by Martine Leavitt
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Equal parts coming-of-age tale, survival adventure, and love story, this outstanding novel also sensitively deals with an uncommon but very real teen issue, making it far more than the sum of its parts. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Calvin's personality seems to have been destined: he was born on the day comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" ended, his grandfather gave the infant a Hobbes-like tiger toy that was his constant childhood companion, and his best (and only) friend was always Susie. Read full book review >
ON THE RUN by Tristan Bancks
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Believable but too bifurcated to fully satisfy. (Thriller. 8-12)"
When police officers show up at Ben Silver's house, he is initially excited. He has always wanted to be a detective, and his father's nickname for him is even Cop. But when the police reveal they are searching for his parents, Ben's excitement turns into fear. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A straightforward introduction to an appealing topic for upper-elementary and middle school readers. (photo credits, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife who share our city lives are rescued and rehabilitated in specialized treatment centers. Read full book review >
THE YEARBOOK by Carol Masciola
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An entertaining, undemanding time-travel romance. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A troubled girl in foster care believes she has finally found where she belongs when she travels in time back to 1923. Read full book review >
THE LIES ABOUT TRUTH by Courtney C. Stevens
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A good emotional wallow. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl survives a crash that killed her dear friend but must live with the emotional and physical scars. Read full book review >
UNFORGIVEN by Lauren Kate
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Engaging enough to keep Kate's legions of fans happy. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
The long-standing Fallen series continues with bad boy fallen angel Cam trying to win back his lost love from ancient Israel, entering into a deal with the devil to do it. Read full book review >
THE TRILOGY OF TWO by Juman Malouf
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A sketchy, underthought epic, as mannered and artificial as the illustrations. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
In this ambitious debut, two preteen circus musicians visit hidden worlds and uncover not only family secrets, but a scheme to rob this world's children of all their talents. 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 >