BESTSELLERS

I'M A FROG by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 15, 2013
Children aren't likely to need the instruction, but the validation may be helpful to counter imagination-repressing parents or older sibs. (Early reader. 4-8)Read full book review >
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY? by Ylvis

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Dec. 10, 2013
Why spend $17.99 when you can listen to it for free on YouTube? (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2014
Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz's imagination. Enjoy. Read full book review >
THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: June 4, 2013
Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up) Read full book review >
THE KID by Ben Bradlee Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013
An outstanding addition to the literature of baseball. Read full book review >

THE GODS OF GUILT by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013
Not much of a thriller or a mystery, but illuminating about the ways in which the law works and doesn't. Read full book review >
COMMAND AUTHORITY by Tom Clancy
Released: Dec. 3, 2013
Likely not the last installment in the Ryan saga—not with a world full of terrorists, disgruntled KGB types and Venezuelans. Read full book review >
THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013
Fans of Trigiani's Valentine books will find plenty of fodder here. Read full book review >
FRIENDS by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
Nevertheless, children will identify with the longing to be with distant loved ones and will revel in the sheer joy of Carle's forms, colors and textures. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! by Ron Burgundy
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
A stocking stuffer for die-hard Burgundians or a gag gift to bring to Wes Mantooth's holiday party, but nothing more than that. Read full book review >
MY PROMISED LAND by Ari Shavit
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
Thoughtful, sobering reflections on a seemingly intractable conflict. Read full book review >
YOU HERD ME! by Colin Cowherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013
Provocative and amusing takes on the passing sports parade. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >