BESTSELLERS

UNDENIABLE by Bill Nye
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
Proof positive that evolutionary theory can be popular and inviting. Read full book review >
WAITING IS NOT EASY! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
A lesson that never grows old, enacted with verve by two favorite friends. (Early reader. 6-8)Read full book review >

LET IT SNOW by John Green
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2008
Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort. (Fiction. 11-16) Read full book review >
THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014
Expect Bosch to uncover a nest of vipers as powerful as they are untouchable, but don't expect him to emerge from his Herculean labors a happy man. Read full book review >
PRINCE LESTAT by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Rice fans probably need not fear a drought of her thirst-quenching tales, then. As for this one, it's trademark Rice: talky, inconsequential, but good old-fashioned fanged fun. Read full book review >

HAVANA STORM by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Another super Cussler fun read fit for a lazy weekend. Read full book review >
THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying. Read full book review >
YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
A wise and winning—and polite—memoir and manifesto. Read full book review >
THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN by Jill Lepore
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Lepore mines new archival sources to reconstruct Marston's tangled home life and the controversy generated by Wonder Woman. It's an irresistible story, and the author tells it with relish and delight. Read full book review >
MIRACLES by Eric Metaxas
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder. Read full book review >
THE HANDSOME MAN'S DELUXE CAFÉ by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Thanks to that sturdy deus ex machina, Orphan Farm matron Mma Potokwane, all's well that ends well in perhaps the most tranquil and unruffled entry in this renowned series.Read full book review >
THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney
by Jeff Kinney, illustrated by Jeff Kinney

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014
Every kid—and every parent—who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Dean Hale and Shannon Hale
November 25, 2014

In Shannon and Dean Hale’s new book The Princess in Black, Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Our reviewer writes that The Princess in Black has “action, clever humor, delightful illustrations and expectation-defying secret identities—when does the next one come out?” The Princess in Black made it onto our Best Middle-Grade Books of 2014 list, which is one reason we’re delighted to talk to the Hales this week on Kirkus TV. View video >