BESTSELLERS

ROGUE KNIGHT by Brandon Mull

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A flaccid, phoned-in sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP by Al Michaels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A playful puppy of a memoir about a big dog career. Read full book review >

THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL by Brooke Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
Shields writes with considerable reflection; she's done the hard work of making sense of the contradictions in her mother, and now we get the benefit of her sharing what she's learned. Read full book review >
THE CINDERELLA MURDER by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
The continuing sleuth easily substitutes for Clark's interchangeable damsels in distress, and Burke brings a sharp legal eye to the proceedings. This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark's legion of fans and may well win her some new ones. Read full book review >
THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A book that will entertain some readers but won't linger after the final page. Read full book review >

ISLAND OF LEGENDS by Lisa McMann

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Given its numerous details, this fourth book will only be "wanted" by the series' fan base. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to younger readers. (notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP by Kate DiCamillo
by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 26, 2014
Filled with love and kindness and glorious sweet-talk: "Yippee-i-oh." (Fiction. 6-9)Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
Action, clever humor, delightful illustrations and expectation-defying secret identities—when does the next one come out? (Fantasy. 5-8)Read full book review >
NO HERO by Mark Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2014
Simple, well-told stories that will interest general readers and certainly anyone contemplating a career in special operations. Read full book review >
SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
Sage advice on finding beauty and happiness in life despite bad circumstances. Read full book review >
THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES by Andy Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
The flamboyant talk show host delivers an entirely expected book: a glitzy, glamorous, goofy look at 365 days of a charmed showbiz life. 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 >