Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers wanting a real taste of Austen won't find it, but it's a pleasant enough sojourn in her world regardless. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Farrant bravely takes on Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the youngest Bennet sister. Read full book review >
THE BABY by Lisa Drakeford
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Add in the now-dated Brit-lit feel and the sudden, nonsensical plot twist, and it's all ho-hum. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In this throwback to the early 2000s teen Brit-lit craze, the lives of five young people are affected by an unexpected baby. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Neither gender really wins in this modern Much Ado About Nothing. (Romance. 12-16)"
Aurora's saving her first kiss for a mythical, modern-day Prince Charming, until a school production of Shakespeare requires that she kiss a longtime nemesis. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An unusual, captivating mystery. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Nico was the last person to see her cheerleader sister, Sarah, before she went missing four years ago at the age of 15. Read full book review >
BOY ROBOT by Simon Curtis
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A fascinating premise and plenty of action will attract fans who have patience for all the many extra threads. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The first of a planned trilogy by recording artist Curtis, this debut novel continues themes from his early song of the same title. Read full book review >

THE GAUNTLET by Eoin Colfer
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Ideal for readers who are breathlessly awaiting the next film in the Marvel superhero franchise. (Adventure. 8-13)"
With no time to assemble the Avengers, Iron Man must save the world solo in this fast-paced adventure novel. Read full book review >
PUSHING PERFECT by Michelle Falkoff
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite a too-tidy resolution, readers will be kept guessing until they get there—which will please established mystery fans. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A young woman whose parents pressure her academically becomes entangled in a web of blackmail in this mystery. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"The author asks a chilling question: can another uprooting happen? The short answer: yes. (source notes, suggested resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
"On a deeper level, the Second World War was about racism." Read full book review >
GLITTER by Aprilynne Pike
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Poufy gowns and corsets in a futuristic setting make for an interesting spin on a perennially popular genre. (Romantic thriller. 12-18)"
In the 22rd century, major corporate executives and their families re-create Versailles, complete with their own King. Read full book review >
IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Formulaic in plot if not in format, this should fit the bill for readers looking for total escape on a weekend afternoon. (Romance. 12-18)"
A young woman revisits her many ex-boyfriends through interviews with her friends and acquaintances in this comedic romance. Read full book review >
BIONIC by Suzanne Weyn
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"While experimental technology can spark wild 'what ifs,' even 'what ifs' need explanations, and lacking some details, Mira's transformation is unfortunately too extreme to mainstain willing suspension of disbelief. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A talented white athlete and musician, high school senior Mira has a shot at a lacrosse scholarship—until she and her band hit a fuel truck on the way to a gig. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE PACIFIC, 1942 by Tod Olson
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story. (glossary, author‘s note, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of shark-infested Pacific Ocean without food or water and near enemy-held territory, survived three weeks before being rescued. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >