AVALANCHE by Melinda Braun
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Just the ticket for readers who like hearty doses of suspenseful adventure. (Adventure. 12-15)"
Seven friends head out to the backcountry to do some skiing and hiking. How many are going to make it home? Read full book review >
FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Alex Bell
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Gothic ghosts combine with crime for a fast read. (Horror. 12-18)"
After Sophie's best friend dies in a tragic accident, she travels to the isle of Skye in Scotland to visit her relatives, who live there in an old, possibly haunted mansion. Read full book review >

THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF ARCHITECTURE AND MARVELOUS MONUMENTS by Sarah Tavernier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 25, 2016

"A well-designed compendium of information about world architecture, if a mite formal. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
From France, an elegantly designed atlas of world architecture, illustrated exclusively with drawings and packed with useful facts about a large selection of around 36 noteworthy monuments from each of six continents. Read full book review >
CATALYST by Kristin Smith
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Conceptually interesting but too heavily reliant on convenience to succeed. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Investigating her recently deceased father's secret identity leads 17-year-old white, redheaded Sienna into the criminal underworld, a network of rebels, and uncharted romantic territory. Read full book review >
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J.K. Rowling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"Thin soup compared to a conventional prose narrative—but enough to carry readers along and to give them at least a sense of the characters and their milieu. (Fantasy script. 10-13)"
A handsomely packaged version of the dialogue and staging directions for the recently released film. Read full book review >

MAKING CANADA HOME by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An astute educator or parent can use this book to start important conversations about Canada's history and its people. (timeline, immigration laws, statistics, further reading, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of Canada, Hughes traces the history and impact of immigration in the country. Read full book review >
AND THEN THE SKY EXPLODED by David A. Poulsen
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Yuko's story and her meeting with Christian are worth reading and can start the conversation with young readers about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Christian's first funeral is his great-grandfather Will's, and he's already bewildered when he and his family are leaving the church and run into protesters who call GG Will a murderer because of his involvement in the Manhattan project. Read full book review >
THIS IS OUR STORY by Ashley Elston
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Chilling and suspenseful, with just the right number of twists. (Mystery. 13-17)"
If your friend's dead body falls in the woods and nobody is around to see which of you pulled the trigger, what will your story be? Read full book review >
SAFE HARBOR by C. Taylor-Butler
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A great choice for reluctant readers as well as fans of Rick Riordan and the Artemis Fowl books. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Ben, his sister, April, and their friends Grace, Carlos, and Serise return in this sequel to The Lost Tribes (2015). Read full book review >
FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A distinctive post-apocalyptic world stunted by clumsy writing and ambiguous worldbuilding. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Generations have passed since the cosmic event that formed the flash curtain, a toxic wall of deadly radiation. The remaining humans are scratching out a desperate survival in the hellish aftermath. Read full book review >
INTO THE LION'S DEN  by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This likable gumshoe follows the trail from the library lions on 42nd Street to Brooklyn Public Library's Central Building, and readers will be happy to go right along with her. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Someone is stealing rare maps from the New York Public Library, and a preteen detective is on the case. Read full book review >
TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Stuffed with cameos from nearly every character of note from the Shadowhunter universe, there's not even enough room here for fan service. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Ten previously published short stories take Simon from amnesia to Ascension. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >