Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Necessary for every library, personal or otherwise. (index) (Reference. 11-15)"
As fresh and funny as ever, a classic compendium of physics in action gets a light but needed makeover. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Vivid and occasionally gruesome but always engrossing. (photos, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Thanks to such popular television shows as Bones and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, forensic science is typically thought of as a modern, cutting-edge dimension of criminal investigation, but this fascinating history reveals that it has been practiced for thousands of years. Read full book review >

WAY DOWN DARK by J.P. Smythe
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"In the end, this is just another in the overflowing 'violently plucky heroine' sci-fi genre, an amiable though not particularly interesting book. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A British import with dystopian-blockbuster ambitions. Read full book review >
LOOK PAST by Eric Devine
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A solid serial-killer thriller for horror fans who'd like to root for the queer kid. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Sweet, popular Mary, the pastor's daughter, has been viciously murdered, and the killer makes it clear that it's because of her relationship with Avery, a transgender boy. Read full book review >
WRECKED by Maria Padian
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An important, devastating new perspective on an all-too-timely subject. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of white college students becomes entangled in the investigation of an on-campus rape. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories. (Verse fiction. 13-16)"
With her father dead, her friends being yanked away, and fatphobia battering her, a teen finds affection and strength with a boy she meets online. Read full book review >
SPARE AND FOUND PARTS by Sarah Maria Griffin
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though occasionally uneven, this poetic, Frankenstein-esque tale forms a page-turning whole. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A lonely, motherless girl with a clockwork heart risks everything to create a mechanical friend in a futuristic Ireland where computers are forbidden. Read full book review >
WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Readers will be ensnared in this ethereal narrative long before they even realize the net has been cast. (Magical realism. 13-17)"
McLemore (The Weight of Feathers, 2015) mesmerizes once again with a lush narrative set at the thresholds of identity, family, and devotion. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Mild in every way but language, this tale of privileged teens offers a fairly satisfying glimpse of an almost alternate universe in which mundane life can be ignored. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Many novels for teens tackle too much, but Mills goes another direction, focusing on Sloane's family and new friends to the virtual exclusion of school, work, and what readers are told is her passion for singing. Read full book review >
ONE WAS LOST by Natalie D. Richards
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Full of drama and suspicion for readers who can get past its credibility problem. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A high school senior camping trip turns into a survival nightmare when the group is targeted by a violent stalker. Read full book review >
ASHES by Laurie Halse Anderson
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A strong conclusion to a monumental tale of the American Revolution. (appendix) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The Seeds of America trilogy concludes at the Battle of Yorktown as Isabel and Curzon, along with the emerging new nation, grapple with the meaning of liberty. Read full book review >
EVERYONE WE'VE BEEN by Sarah Everett
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The realistic message about the human heart's resiliency doesn't always fully merge with the science-fiction elements. (Science fiction/romance. 12-18)"
Addie's investigation into the source of her hallucinations of a teenage boy is interspersed with flashbacks of her first romance. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >