Wolfie, a baby, showed up on Dot’s family’s doorstep a little while ago. “He’s adorable!” Dot’s parents gasp, looking at his long snout and pointy ears. They bring him right in and dote on him. “He’s going to eat us all up,” Dot, an only child in the bunny family, points out. And then Wolfie grows, and grows, and grows. Is there room in Dot’s heart for a strange younger brother? A wonderfully goofy story of an unlikely family, made all the more enjoyable by Wolfie’s pink onesie and the stylish, tongue-in-cheek art.  —Tera

By Ame Dyckman, Zachariah Ohora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316226141
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 17th, 2015

Featuring an inspirational forward by Bill Nye and an engaging introduction that details the history and cultural significance of interstellar photography, Earth and Space compiles NASA’s most impressive collection of high-definition images with easily digestible commentaries and provides context and education about the work it took to capture each image. Stargazers and daydreamers alike will surely appreciate the depth and beauty of the cosmos in these timeless images.  —Ashley

ISBN: 9781452134352
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2015

When the “worst thing” happens, Suzy (Zu to her friends) embraces the only thing she understands: science. Science tells us how many heartbeats there should be in a life, it tells us how many jellyfish there are in the world, and it may just explain why her friend (her old best friend) is gone before she had a chance to make things right. Suzy stubbornly strikes out her own path to accepting a hard truth and in the process teaches us a poignant, powerful lesson about moving through loss. A stunning debut with some of the loveliest writing in this year’s crop of middle-grade books.  —Tera

ISBN: 9780316380867
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

Early on in A.S. King’s brilliant, surreal new novel, I surrendered: I stopped trying to figure out whether a scene or character was real, imagined, or something in between. So it goes with the four teenagers in I Crawl Through It as they struggle through trauma and stress by using their imagination, their emotional shields, and each other. King boldly disregards the rules of reality, balancing just on the edge of what we understand, so that when the friends fly away in an invisible helicopter or turn inside out (literally), it hardly feels far-fetched. It feels like shame, confusion, anxiety, and real emotion, and commands complete attention until the last page is turned.  —Julia

ISBN: 9780316334099
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

Sharing her passion for interior design while inviting us into her home, award winning actress, comedian and bestselling author Ellen DeGeneres reveals some of her most treasured interior spaces. Ellen’s style, modern with an eye to earthy substance, has inspired in me an appreciation for soft transitional spaces that bring the outside world in. Home beautifully demonstrates Ellen’s quality use of texture and light to emphasize her interest in creating rooms with both balance and charm.  —Ashley

ISBN: 9781455533565
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - October 27th, 2015

Sometimes getting away from the busyness of the modern world to find peace and relaxation is all one wants in the world. When that moment comes, may I recommend picking up this compilation of cabins, yurts, and other retreats into nature? Each shelter chosen by the editors includes the story of how it was built so you can be inspired by the images as well as the saga of how these fantastical structures came to be.  —Jax

By Zach Klein, Noah Kalina (Photographer), Residents of Beaver Brook (With)
ISBN: 9780316378215
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 29th, 2015

Exciting sequel! Three books in, Robert Galbraith (otherwise known as J.K. Rowling) continues to write intelligent mysteries with incredible entertainment value. In Career of Evil, Galbraith introduces a compelling dynamic: not only is private dick Cormoran Strike’s strong-headed “secretary” now doing detective work, but the pair stumble upon a unique case which forces the very reserved protagonist to examine his own past. The grisly riddle delivers itself straight to Strike’s office in the form of a packaged, severed limb.  --Amber

ISBN: 9780316349932
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 20th, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cleopatra offers a meticulously researched, insightful look at one of history’s stranger scars. Schiff lends cultural and historical context to the infamous Salem witch trials, which are still steeped in myth. Personal accounts shed light on various elements at play before the trials, while the examination of Puritan culture reveals, absurdly enough, a warped credibility in the proceedings. In this fascinating look behind the curtain, the devil is truly in the details.  --Dillon

ISBN: 9780316200608
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been credited with some of the most important inventions of our time (e.g., the Internet) and cultivates its reputation as a think tank that produces beneficial innovations. However, DARPA was created in 1958 with unprecedented license and budgeting specifically to develop military weapons and it has kept secret its normal operations. Annie Jacobsen unlocks the classification to give us a history of this mysterious agency and to explore its doings today.  --Jocelyn

ISBN: 9780316371766
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 22nd, 2015

This art collection, a comprehensive examination of Charles M. Schulz’s most beloved characters from the early days of Li’l Folks to the daily Peanuts cartoons that ran for half a century, is a tribute to the powerful creative impact of “Sparky” on the field of comics. Clean lines, innocent characters, and startlingly precocious philosophical humor mark the simple and powerful genius of the Peanuts comic strip, which turns 65 this year.  --Amber

By Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear (Photographer), Jeff Kinney (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781419716393
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 20th, 2015


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