ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"If the hands and agenda of the authors are evident, their passion elevates the novel beyond a needed call to action to a deeply moving experience. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two boys, one black and one white, act out an all-too-familiar drama when the former is brutally beaten during an arrest and the latter witnesses it. Read full book review >
MADLY by Amy Alward
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Charming and humorous but for the shopworn depictions of exotic foreigners. (Fantasy. 12-14) "
Though her family's come down in the world, one apprentice alchemist must save the princess—and the kingdom. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Bravo! Where so many earnest Shakespeare adaptations flop, this series bids fair to light genuine enthusiasm in young readers. (Graphic fantasy/classic. 8-12) "
The animal thespians at the Stratford Zoo perform yet another of the Bard's tragedies, this time with a rooster and a bear in the title roles. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Good as a nostalgia trip for the original fans of Fear Street—but it will probably leave their children cold. (Horror. 12-16) "
A tale of revenge on Fear Street—nothing new there. Read full book review >
RHYTHM RIDE by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An ebullient, wonderfully told introduction to music that had an indelible influence on a generation and its times. (photos, timeline, discography, source notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Adopting the informal, laid-back voice of a narrator she calls "the Groove," Pinkney offers readers a lively, engaging chronicle of the Motown sound. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A most admirable troll, notwithstanding the big floppy ears and flyaway orange hair. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
Beleaguered middle school troll Zarf gets a chance to show his true mettle when the Big Bad Wolf's motorcycle-riding minions take the Littlepig family hostage in this sequel to The Trouble with Weasels (2014). Read full book review >
STONES ON A GRAVE by Kathy Kacer
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Part of the interconnected Secrets series, the novel is a quick, easy read about a little-known period. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Secrets can hide painful truths, as a young woman learns in this novel set in 1964. Read full book review >
INNOCENT by Eric Walters
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Lukewarm and unremarkable. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A young woman loses everything and must plumb her past before she can build a new life for herself. Read full book review >
SMALL BONES by Vicki Grant
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Clues come at just the right pace for the readers to crack the puzzle right along with the protagonist in this mystery, one of seven linked novels publishing simultaneously. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
In a witty and believable 1964 Ontario, a foundling teen investigates the circumstances of her own birth. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A novel that could have hit the high notes but instead falls flat. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The only memories 16-year-old Toni Royce has of her mother are the scars on her skin and lingering nightmares of a vicious and painful fire. Read full book review >
MY LIFE BEFORE ME by Norah McClintock
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"This entry in the Secrets series embeds a tragic past within an engrossing mystery—masterfully. (Historical mystery. 11-18) "
In the summer of 1964, 16-year-old Cady Andrews is unexpectedly sent out into the world from the Canadian orphanage where she grew up, determined to become a reporter. Read full book review >
A BIG DOSE OF LUCKY by Marthe Jocelyn
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A fresh coming-of-age tale with an unconventional twist. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Malou always wondered who her parents were and how she came to be the only colored girl at the small-town orphanage. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marie Lu
September 29, 2015

In the second installment of Marie Lu’s Young Elites series, The Rose Society, Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness? “The direction of this trilogy's conclusion is left refreshingly difficult to predict,” our reviewer writes. View video >