BESTSELLERS

HEROES OF THE FRONTIER by Dave Eggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
An ungainly, overlong merger of an adventure tale and social critique. Read full book review >
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Not one of Moriarty's best outings. Read full book review >

SIRACUSA by Delia Ephron

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
As the clues pile up, the coming storm is expertly foreshadowed—but when it arrives, it's utterly surprising. Read full book review >
FALLING by Jane Green

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Though Emma's life changes drastically, the reliance on clichés and all-too-familiar tropes makes it difficult to reach an emotional payoff. Read full book review >
GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Finder shows off his top-notch storytelling skills, moving with ease from high places to low in the nation's capital. Read full book review >

THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016
Too much drama at the end detracts from a finely wrought and subtle conundrum. Read full book review >
GROVER CLEVELAND, AGAIN! by Ken Burns
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016
A buoyant gallery, up to date, handsomely framed, and, in this particular election year, timely too. (glossary, list of historic sites) (Collective biography. 10-13)Read full book review >
SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016
Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT by Jessi Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016
A gifted comedian turns the anxieties, obsessions, insecurities, and impossible-to-meet expectations that make up human nature into laughter. Read full book review >
THE BLACK WIDOW  by Daniel Silva
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
A dark thriller for difficult times. Read full book review >
AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016
Addictive intrigue that will send readers to history books as a balm while waiting for the sequel. (dramatis personae, glossary, author's note; not seen) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THIS SAVAGE SONG by Victoria Schwab

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2016
Crackling with energy, just the ticket for an all-night read. (Futuristic fantasy/horror. 15 & up)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 >