BESTSELLERS

BUSH by Jean Edward Smith

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016
A relentlessly hard-hitting assessment of a president who was a "decider" but "did not wrestle with the details of policy." Read full book review >
BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016
Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration. Read full book review >

SEINFELDIA by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 5, 2016
How nothing could become something or how a national TV audience learned to live in a Beckett-ian world. Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike. Read full book review >
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? by Kobi Yamada
by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016
A straightforward, effective approach to helping children cope with one of life's commonplace yet emotionally fraught situations, this belongs on the shelf alongside Molly Bang's Sophie books. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >
IF YOU CAN KEEP IT by Eric Metaxas
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 14, 2016
A controversial view of America's past and future that will appeal to Christian readers. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF NAILS by Lenny Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016
Dykstra makes no apologies, offering "the real truth," but readers' opinions of him will be harsh. Read full book review >
FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Giffin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016
Giffin's fans will be pleased with this fast-paced, witty, and thoughtful new offering. Read full book review >
WHITE TRASH by Nancy Isenberg
HISTORY
Released: June 21, 2016
A riveting thesis supported by staggering research. Read full book review >
VINEGAR GIRL by Anne Tyler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016
Neither a faithful retelling nor a trenchant countertale, though agreeable enough as an afternoon's entertainment. Read full book review >
EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016
While readers may appreciate the messages of overcoming bullying and granting forgiveness, the story is hampered by cringe-inducing stereotypes. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
INVISIBLE INFLUENCE by Jonah Berger
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: June 14, 2016
Of particular interest to those selling messages of various stripes—marketers, advertisers, etc. Read full book review >
BARKSKINS by Annie Proulx
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >