MADDY WEST AND THE TONGUE TAKER by Brian Falkner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"On balance, warm and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As a "talker of tongues," 9-year-old Maddy West has the astonishing and enviable ability to speak and read any language. Read full book review >
CHIK CHAK SHABBAT by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A warm, cozy and loving depiction of shared culinary traditions around an inviting table. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Neighbors join together to celebrate a holiday. Read full book review >

THE MAGIC BOX by L.M. Falcone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Young investigators will appreciate this accessible mystery, and they'll look forward to the next title, The Missing Zucchini (2014). (Mystery. 6-10)"
A ghostly (but not scary) new chapter-book mystery series kicks off. Read full book review >
PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Brothers Grimm
by Brothers Grimm, adapted by Renate Raecke, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, translated by Anthea Bell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This lovely and penetratingly creepy version of the familiar tale will linger long with readers. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
This strange and unsettling tale is made all the stranger and more unsettling by Zwerger's spare, isolated figures in their pale interiors and landscapes, not to mention the rats that populate many of the versos until they are dispatched. Read full book review >
DAPPLED ANNIE AND THE TIGRISH by Mary McCallum
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both cinematic and pleasingly literary, this will keep readers entranced. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
In this exceptional debut novel for middle graders, Annie's quest to retrieve a blown-away birds' nest becomes more magical, dangerous and urgent than she ever anticipated. Read full book review >

COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A valuable addition to the presidential-biography shelf. (Biography. 10-14)
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An absorbing portrait of an iconic president known as much for his adventurous nature as his robust political life. Read full book review >
MADDI'S FRIDGE by Lois Brandt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A thoughtful and well-executed look at the challenge of childhood hunger. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hungry after playing in the park, Sofia opens the fridge in Maddi's apartment and finds only a carton of milk inside. Maddi explains that her mom doesn't have enough money for much else. Sofia is surprised but promises to keep her friend's secret. Read full book review >
THE SEASONS OF LITTLE WOLF by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Respectful and informative, with dashes of humor and drama. (afterword) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of The Eyes of Grey Wolf (1993) bring the same close intimacy to this sequel—a chronicle of a cub's eventful first year.Read full book review >
ANIMAL SCHOOL by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both beautiful and educational. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
"Elephants to pygmy wrasses, / vertebrates are grouped by classes." Read full book review >
PIRATES AREN'T AFRAID OF THE DARK! by Maudie Powell-Tuck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Sweet and sugary and not much else. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Pirates may not fear the dark, but how do they feel about fairy-obsessed little siblings? Read full book review >
FLARE by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sweetly fantastic addition to the early-reader shelf. (Early reader. 6-8)"
A little phoenix gets in touch with his feelings. Read full book review >
ATTACK OF THE GIANT ROBOT CHICKENS by Alex McCall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Kids saving themselves from the egg-pocalypse: priceless. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 8-12)"
Robot chicken apocalypse...no one saw that coming! Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nev Schulman
author of IN REAL LIFE
September 2, 2014

Nev Schulman is famous as the host of MTV’s Catfish, where he investigates situations where people fall in love online with…someone who’s not entirely the person they say they are. Schulman is a good investigator because the same thing happened to him. In his new book In Real Life, Schulman explains how to stay sane online (and why to occasionally stay off social media), all while honestly revealing his own vulnerabilities. View video >