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THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An apocalyptic adventure with a whole lot of heart. (Horror. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS by Beatrix Potter
by Beatrix Potter, illustrated by Quentin Blake

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A winsome story despite its flaws, this will leave readers hoping that Potter left more unpublished gems in the vault where it was discovered. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

A CHILD OF BOOKS by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight. (Picture book. 5-12)Read full book review >
ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
THE RED BANDANNA by Tom Rinaldi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A moving, deeply felt tribute to a courageous individual who sacrificed his life to save others. Read full book review >

THE PIGEON TUNNEL by John le Carré
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A satisfying recollection of a literary life well-lived. Read full book review >
BEST. STATE. EVER. by Dave Barry
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Readers may not embrace Florida the way the author has, but they will understand why a humorist loves it. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Much of the work will be confusing to the mathematically disinclined, but their story is inspiring and enlightening. Read full book review >
LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Candid, brave, and generous. Read full book review >
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility (2011). Read full book review >
HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Sharply observed but perhaps a bit too sprawling, Foer's novel bites off more than it can chew. Read full book review >
RAZOR GIRL by Carl Hiaasen
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Relax, enjoy, and marvel anew at the power of unbridled fictional invention. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >