HILO by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Hailing from a big family of overachievers, D.J. feels largely unexceptional until he meets a strange boy who falls from the sky and helps him realize his potential. Read full book review >
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A mildly enjoyable if open-ended romp. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The author of Go the Fuck to Sleep (2011) joins Zweibel to craft a (somewhat) more conventional tale, featuring a seventh-grader who gets unexpected help navigating middle school rapids.Read full book review >

THE GREEN BICYCLE by Haifaa Al-Mansour
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A winningly told story of struggle, solidarity, and optimism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Curious, creative, and strong-willed Wadjda stages small acts of rebellion at her girls' school in Riyadh. Read full book review >
LEADING LINES by Chantel Guertin
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Pippa's fresh, up-to-date voice is muted by her misery, making for gray-tone images rather than the dynamism of color. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Pippa Greene is back in her hometown trying to sort out her confusing relationship with Dylan. Read full book review >
LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >

EDEN'S WISH by M. Tara Crowl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Imaginative but uneven. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old genie longs to live outside her lamp. Read full book review >
THE <i>DEFIANT</i> by M. Quint
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A quirky, fast-moving sea odyssey with a diverse and well-realized cast. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Six students at a San Francisco middle school for misfits become an unlikely crew of seafarers after a disaster. Read full book review >
TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >
A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswell
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Competent enough as fan fiction, but strictly for (not-too-devoted) fans of the movie. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
In a Disney-authorized riff on the animated film Aladdin, one crucial plot twist has horrifying results.Read full book review >
EDGEWATER by Courtney Sheinmel
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Riveting and heartbreaking. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Grey Gardens meets teen family drama. Read full book review >
HOT PINK by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A studied account of the innovative and impulsive fashion legend that's likely to inspire budding designers of any age. (author's note, Schiaparelli facts, bibliography, notes, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The life story of the trailblazing designer. Read full book review >
THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE by Edward Keenan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Choice insights into the larger notion of politics as expressed through government, but the road is long between discerning nuggets. (glossary, sources, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An optimistically presented introduction to politics, mostly American, for those who don't even vote. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
June 30, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >