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 >
THE GOBLIN CROWN by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A flawed but compelling series beginning. (appendices) (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Transported into an underground world of goblins, war, magic, and hybrid beasts, a trio of reluctant human heroes must brave the strange in this morally complex, action-packed fantasy epic. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF HEROINES by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This may be a springboard for discussing values if nothing else. (introduction, afterword, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Women, girls, animals, and a few "Daring Dudes" from the dawn of history to the present are feted with short biographies and colorful art. Read full book review >
EVERTON MILES IS STRANGER THAN ME by Philippa Dowding
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A page-turner that is funny, magical, and entertaining. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Changes are hitting Gwendolyn Golden from all around: she is starting grade nine at the same time she is receiving her Night Flyers Handbook, and then there's the Mystery Person…. Read full book review >
 THE TRAITOR OF BELLTROLL by Lindsay Cummings
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Though it lacks depth, the book will connect with its audience. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Albert, Leroy, Birdie, and newcomer Holt make up Team Hydra, a young group of Balance Keepers that have been called upon to save the planet from destruction. 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 >