THE BELOVEDS, by Maureen Lindley, Gallery Books/Simon Schuster

An exploration of domestic derangement, as sinister as Daphne Du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, that plumbs the depths of sibling rivalry with wit and menace. Oh, to be a Beloved—one of those lucky people for whom nothing ever goes wrong. Everything falls into their laps without effort: happiness, beauty, good fortune, allure. Betty Stash is not … Continue reading THE BELOVEDS, by Maureen Lindley, Gallery Books/Simon Schuster

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BLUE WINDOW, by Adina Rishe Gewirtz, Candlewick Press

Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world -- their arrival mysteriously foretold -- and land in the center of an epic civil struggle in a country where many citizens have given themselves over to their primal fears and animal passions at the urging of a power-hungry demagogue. When siblings Susan, … Continue reading BLUE WINDOW, by Adina Rishe Gewirtz, Candlewick Press

THE KNOWLEDGE (A Richard Jury Mystery), By Martha Grimes, Atlantic Monthly Press

With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes’s New York Times bestselling Richard Jury mysteries are “utterly unlike anyone else’s detective novels” (Washington Post). In the latest series outing, The Knowledge, the Scotland Yard detective nearly meets his match in a Baker Street Irregulars-like gang of kids and a homicide case … Continue reading THE KNOWLEDGE (A Richard Jury Mystery), By Martha Grimes, Atlantic Monthly Press

LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers “Penny”) and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and the Golden State Warriors) and shares the … Continue reading LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

DOODLE JOURNEYS, A FILL-IN JOURNAL FOR EVERY DAY EXPLORERS, by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

Travel for kids often means sitting in a plane, train, or car with an iPad on their laps—head down, headphones on, watching a movie or playing a mind-numbing game. In Doodle Journeys, an interactive guidebook, Dawn creates prompts that inspire children to pick up their head and look outside the window. They are challenged to … Continue reading DOODLE JOURNEYS, A FILL-IN JOURNAL FOR EVERY DAY EXPLORERS, by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

DIARY OF AN 8-BIT WARRIOR, by Cube Kid, Illustrated by Saboten, Andrews McMeel Publishing

  Minecraft meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in book 5 of the very popular 8-Bit Warrior series of the journal of a young Minecraft villager who dares to dream of becoming a Minecraft warrior! In the fifth in this series of five unofficial Minecraft adventure books, it’s time for our 12-year-old hero to taking … Continue reading DIARY OF AN 8-BIT WARRIOR, by Cube Kid, Illustrated by Saboten, Andrews McMeel Publishing

SKELETON CREEK, by Patrick Carman, Book One, Scholastic

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way. Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their … Continue reading SKELETON CREEK, by Patrick Carman, Book One, Scholastic

WALLACE THE BRAVE, By Will Henry, Amp Comics For Kids, Andrews McMeel Publishing

"Walace the Brave is a little taste of classic comics from the past." —The Huffington Post Welcome to Snug Harbor! Will Henry's Wallace the Brave is a whimsical comic strip that centers around a bold and curious little boy named Wallace, his best friend Spud and the new girl in town, Amelia. Wallace lives in … Continue reading WALLACE THE BRAVE, By Will Henry, Amp Comics For Kids, Andrews McMeel Publishing