THE BATTLE FOR URTH by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A humorous diversion. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The real world collides with a magical one, accessible through a hidden door in a cheesy fantasy-themed restaurant. Read full book review >
THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE by James R. Hannibal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Mindless entertainment. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Discovering that everything he knew—even his name!—was a lie is only the beginning of a very weird day for 13-year-old Jack Buckles. Read full book review >

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-18)"
This complex portrait of the "Lady with the Lamp" offers an insightful look into the remarkable life and work of Florence Nightingale and the times in which she lived. Read full book review >
DUNGEONOLOGY by Matt Forbeck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A taste of adventure for all who would delve D&D's lightless depths for virtual treasure. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A handy travel guide to the Sword Coast's sprawling Underdark, along with helpful hints for prospective questers thereto. Read full book review >
UNDER THE ASHES by Cindy Rankin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers are sure to overlook craft flaws as they fall in love with spunky Beth. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Debut author Rankin breathes life into the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Read full book review >

UNTIL I BREAK by Kara Bietz
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the ending lets the shooter off rather lightly, it doesn't negate the novel's cautionary message. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Flashbacks explore events leading up to an incidence of school violence. Read full book review >
WEREGIRL by C.D. Bell
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lupine spin on the typical, tone-deaf appropriation narrative. (Paranormal thriller. 13-17)"
A white teen discovers a shape-shifting ability along with dangerous secrets. Read full book review >
SPELLBOUND by Maree Coote
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"As an album of the art form, impressive; as instruction in it, less so. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This large-format, 120-page Australian import is an exhaustive exposition of a unique art form, letter art. Read full book review >
SPIN THE SKY by Jill MacKenzie
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively and absorbing story with all the drama of teen life. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Magnolia has a chance to dance her way out of her small, coastal Oregon town and into stardom on a reality TV show called Live to Dance. Read full book review >
DESTINATION: SPACE by Christoph Englert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An indigestible jumble likely to be left on the launch pad by many of the available higher-powered surveys. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A tour of the universe, from the Big Bang to today's search for life on other worlds. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An accessibly written, engaging introduction to a remarkable giant of science. (photos, further research, glossary, bibliography) (Biography. 9-12)"
This informative overview of the life and work of Marie Curie, one of the world's most famous scientists, recounts her remarkable life, from growing up in her native Poland under repressive Russian rule to her several decades of groundbreaking research in radioactivity. Read full book review >
SNAKES AND STONES by Lisa Fowler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Atmospheric and ultimately heartwarming but clichéd. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A Southern girl learns a troubling truth about her past. 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 >