• CHILDREN'S

    GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS

by Mo Willems illustrated by Mo Willems

Top-notch for group storytime, for a project on revising classics or just for enjoyment; funniest for kids who know the... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    YOU ARE STARDUST

    SEPT. 15, 2012

  • TEEN

    SILHOUETTE OF A SPARROW

    SEPT. 18, 2012

TEEN

SILHOUETTE OF A SPARROW

by Molly Beth Griffin

This slim tale is a positive breath of fresh air in a market bloated with opportunistic dystopian and paranormal romances Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    BLINK ONCE

    SEPT. 4, 2012

TEEN

BLINK ONCE

by Cylin Busby

This outing is a marked departure from Busby’s Date Him or Dump Him series; the twists and turns of West’s relationship with... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WEIRD

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WEIRD

by Erin Frankel & illustrated by Paula Heaphy

While the series would benefit from a boy’s version, the message is still loud and clear; this should find a home in every... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ZOMBIE MAKERS

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ZOMBIE MAKERS

by Rebecca L. Johnson

Science writing at its grossest and best, though as the title (not to mention the blood-spattered pages) warns, not for the... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BOMB

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BOMB

by Steve Sheinkin

A superb tale of an era and an effort that forever changed our world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BEAR DESPAIR

    SEPT. 11, 2012

  • TEEN

    THE RAVEN BOYS

    SEPT. 18, 2012

TEEN

THE RAVEN BOYS

by Maggie Stiefvater

The magic is entirely pragmatic; the impossible, extraordinarily true. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    PINOCCHIO

    OCT. 9, 2012

CHILDREN'S

PINOCCHIO

by Carlo Collodi illustrated by Fulvio Testa translated by Geoffrey Brock

Parents and libraries should welcome this edition, appealing and accessible for 21st-century children. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BOOT & SHOE

    OCT. 9, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    NIGHT OF THE WHITE DEER

    OCT. 16, 2012

CHILDREN'S

NIGHT OF THE WHITE DEER

by Jack Bushnell & illustrated by Miguel Co

A slight magical tale whose illustrations can't quite compensate for the weak story. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

retold by Lari Don & illustrated by Célia Chauffrey

Gorgeously designed and packaged with a CD narrated by Imelda Staunton, this provocative telling is for young lovers of the... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP!

    OCT. 9, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP!

by Wynton Marsalis & illustrated by Paul Rogers

Loud and clear, the creators show how tuning into everyday sounds can inspire music. Clap, clap, CLAP! (Picture Book. 3-7) Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DRAWING FROM THE CITY

    OCT. 1, 2012

NONFICTION

DRAWING FROM THE CITY

by Tejubehan illustrated by Tejubehan translated by V. Geetha ; Gita Wolf

A unique offering that presents readers with arresting artwork and a compelling life story. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MY NAME IS PARVANA

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MY NAME IS PARVANA

by Deborah Ellis

Readers will learn much about the war in Afghanistan even as they cheer on this feisty protagonist. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN

by Mark Greenwood & illustrated by Frané Lessac

A joy to read. Play calypso music and celebrate! (author’s note, glossary and pronunciation guide, author’s sources)... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    LOST IN PARIS

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

LOST IN PARIS

by Marissa Moss & illustrated by Marissa Moss

A surprise ending will leave readers anticipating Mira’s next mission as she follows her mother through time and history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    EARTH AND AIR

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

EARTH AND AIR

by Peter Dickinson

These strange, sometimes beautiful tales might find their best readership among those who think they have moved beyond YA. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SCOUT

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SCOUT

by Gordon McMillan & illustrated by Gordon McMillan

An enthusiastic effort, but with lackluster results. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE

    AUG. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE

by Tom Angleberger & illustrated by Tom Angleberger

The end is foreboding…all young Jedi rejoice! There will be a sequel. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND

    OCT. 1, 2012

TEEN

ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND

by Gena Showalter

Showalter has created a promising playground for future story installments. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE FIRE CHRONICLE

    OCT. 9, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE FIRE CHRONICLE

by John Stephens

Irreverent humor and swashbuckling adventure collide in a fetching fantasy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    PASSION BLUE

    NOV. 6, 2012

TEEN

PASSION BLUE

by Victoria Strauss

A rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

More Book Lists

The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

Bestselling crime writer Tana French discusses the inspiration for her new stand-alone novel.

subscribe
  • The Kirkus Star

    One of the most coveted designations in the book industry, the Kirkus Star marks books of exceptional merit.

  • The Kirkus Prize

    The Kirkus Prize is among the richest literary awards in America, awarding $50,000 in three categories annually.

    See the 2019 winners.

Great Books & News Curated For You

Be the first to read books news and see reviews, news and features in Kirkus Reviews. Get awesome content delivered to your inbox every week.

Thank you!