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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

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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

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Relax, enjoy, and marvel anew at the power of unbridled fictional invention. Read full book review >
APPRENTICE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Not much state-of-the-fantasy-art high-tech this time, and no wonder: shaken readers will instantly recognize the contemporary American landscape, filled with trigger-happy vigilantes and the firepower they need to make themselves famous, beneath the futuristic trappings. Read full book review >
A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
An excellent continuation of a series seemingly designed for readers of the political, bloody fantasy style du jour, set apart by an uncommon world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FURTHERMORE by Tahereh Mafi
Kirkus Star

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CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
An original new Alice confronts her own wonderland in this smashing fantasy. (Fantasy. 9-12)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >