Mind Over Bullies  by D.K. Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"Complex, layered YA that easily appeals to adults, too.
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In this intricate YA tale, teenagers with special skills unite to confront bullying, though they end up fighting crime, murder, and terrorism. Read full book review >
Perla Garcia and the Mystery of La Llorona, The Weeping Woman by Rodolfo Alvarado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Recommended for children who enjoy ghost stories and spooky mysteries, with Spanish lessons as an educational bonus."
The first installment of Alvarado's mystery series introduces Perla Garcia, a bilingual little girl and aspiring detective who's determined to uncover the truth behind a local legend. Read full book review >

MOTHERLOAD by Avery Caswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An uneven but frequently affecting collection."
A charming collection of short stories populated by an array of characters of various ages and backgrounds, making wildly different mistakes. Read full book review >
Fossil Island by Barbara Sjoholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An entertaining, thoughtful story of old-fashioned romance complicated by dawning modern mores.
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A teenage girl in 19th-century Denmark navigates first love and widening life prospects in this rich historical novel based on the life of artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An intelligent, provocative, and inspiring call to arms for those who simply want relief and a return to normalcy."
An eye-opening look at the current status of those suffering from chronic pain. Read full book review >

The Virtuous Feats of the Indomitable Miss Trafalgar and the Erudite Lady Boone by Geonn Cannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An imaginatively wrought, steampunk-influenced feminist adventure."
In Cannon's alternative version of early-20th-century London, an invisible spy walks the streets, airships are a preferred form of travel, and two rival explorers join forces to learn who is trying to kill them and why. Read full book review >
Gap Year Girl by Marianne C. Bohr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A travelogue filled with historic places, but its personal stories provide its highlights."
A 55-year-old woman and her husband uproot their lives to take a yearlong European tour in Bohr's debut memoir. Read full book review >
Journey Home by Tori Meyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gentle handling of a difficult but important subject."
Lyrical text and soaring imagery give school-age children a taste of war, peace, freedom, and military service. Read full book review >
Defender of Jerusalem by Helena P. Schrader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans of the genre will find much to treasure in this action-ready, if occasionally simplified, historical depiction."
Schrader (Knight of Jerusalem, 2014, etc.) delivers the second book in a historical fiction trilogy about12th-century crusader Balian d'Ibelin.Read full book review >
Depression Delusion Volume One by Terry Lynch
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Sept. 2, 2015

"An eye-opening look at how a singular theory of depression has pervaded and persuaded the medical world."
In this first of three planned volumes, an Irish doctor and psychotherapist discusses the lack of scientific evidence for a long-held, widespread theory of depression. Read full book review >
Those Bones at Goliad by Judith Austin Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"Texas history on a broad, complex scale."
A sweeping tale of 19th-century Texas. Read full book review >
A Book About a Film by C.W. Schultz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A story with a great premise that never quite takes flight."
Schultz's (Jill, 2012, etc.) novel looks at the apocrypha surrounding an infamous lost film. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >