VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >
THE ELDERS by Inbali Iserles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A magical adventure with thrills, heartbreak, and an endearing heroine, this will please series fans and leave them poised for the next. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young fox travels alone through the wilderness in search of her missing brother. Read full book review >

DIWALI by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An exceptionally valuable resource. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In a change from many of the superficial holiday books available, this sophisticated volume incorporates information about the major Indian religions; Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Diwali traditions; and Indian immigration to the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Read full book review >
THE BOOK YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Wittier than the Wimpy Kid and with a movie in the offing, the series can only gain fans. (Graphic/mystery hybrid. 7-12)"
Who could ban the world's greatest detective from detecting? In a word: mom. Read full book review >
GOING WILD by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A beginning full of potential. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Life gets strange for 12-year-old Charlie Wilde after she moves to a new town and finds a bracelet that grants her animal-based powers. Read full book review >

A LITTLE TASTE OF POISON by R.J.  Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"With its ornate, Regency-esque setting and intricate plot packed with mysterious twists and turns (plus a few serious themes), this sequel is part melodrama, part comedy, and all-around good fun. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to A Pocket Full of Murder (2015), Isaveth's magical invention having proved vastly profitable for Glow-Mor, the company president rewards her with a scholarship to exclusive Tarreton College, where she excels at Sagery but is snubbed by its aristocratic students. Read full book review >
IRENA'S CHILDREN by Tilar J. Mazzeo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Readers will understand how Sendler came to be honored by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. (black-and-white photographs, adapter's note, endnotes not seen) (Biography. 12-18)"
In Jewish belief, there are righteous people in every generation who can repair a tear in the universe. Irena Sendler was truly one of them. Read full book review >
ABOVE by Roland Smith
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Compulsive reading all the way to the end. (Adventure. 12-16)"
In this follow-up companion to Beneath (2015), three white teens who have escaped a cult that lives underground (literally) try to elude recapture and learn what the cult's brilliant and tyrannical leader might be planning. Read full book review >
THE CHANGER'S KEY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Piracy, pyrotechnics, prison—prodigious.(Fantasy. 10-13)"
It's what inside that counts—particularly when it's a ciphered secret hidden in your blood. Read full book review >
UNBOUND by Ann E.  Burg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Beautifully done. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
The author of Serafina's Promise (2013) returns with another lyrical novel in verse. Read full book review >
RETURN FIRE by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A satisfying end to this plot-driven adventure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Cassie Arroyo returns in the sequel to Moving Target (2015). Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"More inspiration than documentation but definitively global in scope, a happy contrast to so many Eurocentric 'world' surveys. (Collective biography. 11-15)"
An international array of badass women through the ages and up to the present. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >