If You Were Me and Lived in ...the American West by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 18, 2016

"Though offering less polished prose than in previous series volumes, this installment with its approachable illustrations serves as a reasonable introduction to westward expansion."
Author Roman and illustrator Tabor (If You Were Me and Lived In…the Middle Ages, 2016, etc.) return to their history series with this illustrated primer on the Oregon Trail during pioneer days.Read full book review >
Daddy 3.0 by Rob Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2016

"An appealing comedy delivers many laugh-out-loud moments for the reader who has dealt with a fractious toddler or attempted to cope as an outsider in any type of clique."
A debut book chronicles the improvement of a fictional dad from the 1.0 to 3.0 versions. Read full book review >

Sacred Planet by Austin Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"An ambitious, ardent launch that sets a stellar precedent for installments to follow."
In Rogers' debut, the first book of a planned sci-fi series, a prime minister's daughter may be the key to evading an interstellar war. Read full book review >
Colors of Immortality by J.M. Muller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 29, 2016

"This capable novel about a wondrous, secret world largely focuses on setting up its sequel."
In this debut YA fantasy, a teen discovers he's connected to a hidden enclave of undead outcasts. Read full book review >
Vengeance of Time by N. L. McEvoy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A pair embarks on a quest for a cure in this inventive and entertaining story that young fantasy readers should eagerly devour."
To save their cousin's life, two siblings decide to return to the lair of a villainous great-aunt in this middle-grade sequel. Read full book review >

Forever Built of Days by Jessie Witt Pannell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2016

"A striking and courageous volume of poetry with an original voice."
A debut poetry collection explores faith and family. Read full book review >
Bold by Mbuta Luyinduladio Celly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An ambitious collection—which asks the world to stop its destructive ways and recognize the importance of Africans—that remains hampered by nebulous and unspecified pronouncements."
A narrator rails against racism and ignorance in this debut poetry volume. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gripping, transporting story of self-determination set against fate."
A poor archer in medieval Poland takes aim at the love of his life in this epic novel from Martin (Hologram: A Haunting, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
Vendetta by Bert Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"There's nary a dull moment in this complex, relentlessly plotted, if bloated, maritime potboiler sure to keep readers alert."
An energetic tale explores murder, revenge, and corporate deceit playing out on the high seas. Read full book review >
Chasing Truth by Julie Cross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An enjoyably twisty, romantic, and thoughtful prep-school mystery."
In this YA thriller, a teenage girl investigates a friend's suicide, entangling her in dangerous intrigue. Read full book review >
Unrest by Sandra Ann Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"Suspense and romance join cultural upheaval in Tehran to help capture a unique moment in world history."
An American teenager learns about love and loss in the midst of 1978's Iranian Revolution. Read full book review >
Satan's Elixir by Pippa Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This book's juxtaposition of the earnest and the downright zany make it a biting work."
Debut author Greene offers a satirical horror novel about the intersection of Colonial America and higher education. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >