THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT by Erin Teagan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Highly enjoyable for aspiring scientists, budding artists, and regular kids. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A middle schooler who wants more homework might sound unusual, but Maddie is not your average sixth-grader. Read full book review >
WILDINGS by Eleanor Glewwe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bittersweet but hopeful. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
After the revolution, the hard work begins. Read full book review >

ARCHIE GREENE AND THE ALCHEMISTS' CURSE by D.D. Everest
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An engaging if not terribly original continuation of an enjoyable series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When the words begin to fade from the tomes kept in the Museum of Magical Miscellany, it is up to five young apprentices to rewrite the spells and recapture the power of magic. Read full book review >
THE ROMANTICS by Leah Konen
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For romantics and skeptics alike, this fresh dose of optimism will warm the cockles of the heart. (Romance. 12-18)"
Little does Gael know, as he stumbles into and out of romance, that here and there his life is being tweaked by Love. Read full book review >
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS by Matt Haig
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Like stockings hung by the fire, this spellbinding opus may well become a yuletide tradition. (Fantasy. 6-13)"
Young Nikolas has a grand adventure while discovering his magical destiny as Father Christmas. Read full book review >

THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME by J.Q. Coyle
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Science-fiction fans will say 'You had me at ‘multiverse,' ' while those seeking an alternative to near-future dystopias will find plenty to entertain them here. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A teen's hallucinations signal the dawning of a genetically inherited, critically important gift for navigating the multiverse. Read full book review >
SAVING HAMLET by Molly Booth
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This entertaining and original novel deals not just with growing up, but with a fresh and different interpretation of 'to be or not to be.' (Fantasy. 12-16)"
This debut novel combines a love of Shakespeare with the very real issue of gender expectations and the difficulty of fitting into roles defined by others. Read full book review >
WINNER TAKES ALL by Suzy Becker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A zippy little visit with a likable 10-year-old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Kate juggles new and old friendships. Read full book review >
THE BONE SPARROW by Zana Fraillon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"If the strong lyrical voice can't quite compensate for the plot's awkward execution, it points to a reservoir of underutilized talent in an author worth watching. (afterword) (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the Australian detention camp where he was born and still lives, Subhi, 10, a Rohingya boy, shares a crowded tent with his mother, older sister, and other refugees and dreams of an unbounded world and the Night Sea. Read full book review >
THE AMATEURS by Sara Shepard
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A twisty and ultimately satisfying romantic whodunit. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This mystery brings online friends together in their attempt to solve a murder, sparking more than one possible romance. Read full book review >
THREADS by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A courageous story filled with hope. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
An urgent message for help and a family picture found in a department-store purse connect two girls, one in China, the other in the United States, and set in motion a life-saving journey. Read full book review >
RETURN OF THE CONTINUUMS by Jennifer Brody
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Will please fans of the first. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Following The 13th Continuum (2016), Myra and Aero (and friends) journey in search of the First Continuum. 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 >