BESTSELLERS

ANOTHER BROOKLYN by Jacqueline Woodson
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time. Read full book review >
ADNAN'S STORY by Rabia Chaudry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
For Serial and true-crime fans, this book is a page-turner perfect for a quiet weekend. Read full book review >

IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING AN ALLIGATOR TO SCHOOL, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015
Readers will certainly agree that alligators do not belong at school, and parents, if they are far enough removed from them, will fondly remember the days of their own children's mischief. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE CANDYMAKERS AND THE GREAT CHOCOLATE CHASE by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
An overlarge recipe, tasty but flawed. (Mystery. 8-12)Read full book review >
RETURN by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
A fantastic final leg to a reading journey that altered, expanded, and enriched the landscape of children's literature—and surely many young people's lives. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >

WHISTLESTOP by John Dickerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
A politically astute, timely book that will also have great historical value for future campaigns. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP by David Cay Johnston
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HEIRESS by Jeffrey Toobin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Despite the lack of participation from Hearst, this is a well-informed, engaging work from a highly capable author. Read full book review >
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and razor-sharp ingenuity; he is now assuredly a writer of the first rank. Read full book review >
SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016
Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love. Read full book review >
HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year. Read full book review >
DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016
Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief. 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 >