SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB by Patrick Samphire Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books Release date 1/12/16
Twelve-year-old Edward dreams of being a spy, like the hero in his favorite adventure magazine. Instead, he's stuck holding his eccentric family together. When his parents are kidnapped, he leads his sisters and cousin on a mission to rescue them across the danger-filled landscape of nineteenth-century Mars.
BAKER'S MAGIC by Diane Zahler Capstone Young Readers Release date 2/1/16
Bee is an orphan, alone and starving in a poor, crumbling kingdom. She gets caught stealing a bun from a bakery, and to Bee's surprise, the baker offers her a place at his shop. As she learns to bake, Bee discovers that she has a magical power. When a new friend desperately needs her help against an evil mage, Bee finds out what big adventures can happen with just a little bit of magic.