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AN OTIS CHRISTMAS by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Oct. 22, 2013
A rare miss for Long and Otis. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
TATIANA by Martin Cruz Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013
Anyone who enjoys crime novels but hasn't read Smith is in for a treat. Read this book, then look for other Arkady Renko adventures. Read full book review >

WHITE FIRE by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013
Jaded crime fiction buffs might find the premise hyperbolic, but beneath the overwrought headlines, Pendergast solves captivating mysteries. Read full book review >
DUST by Patricia Cornwell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013
The takeaway? "People still suck." Yes, they do, and they do very bad things to each other. Stay tuned. Read full book review >
THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013
A sentimental meditation on "[w]hat is false about hope?" Read full book review >

COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 29, 2013
Despite its apparent desire to be all things to all people, this is, in the end, an uplifting story. (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
CHAMPION by Marie Lu
Released: Nov. 5, 2013
Ever respectful of the capacity of its readers, this series offers a satisfying conclusion of potential rather than a neatly wrapped denouement. (Science fiction. 13-16)Read full book review >
CURTSIES & CONSPIRACIES by Gail Carriger
Released: Nov. 5, 2013
Fans of Book 1 will want to read this one, though they will hope that the fizz returns in Book 3. (Steampunk. 11-14)Read full book review >
SNOWFLAKES FALL by Patricia MacLachlan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 29, 2013
MacLachlan and Kellogg celebrate the small things, but the small things turn out to be the big things after all: the children, "No two the same— / All beautiful." (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >
CINDERS by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Nov. 5, 2013
A captivating addition to the "Cinderella" canon. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SECRET SIX by Brian Kilmeade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013
In a slim, quick-moving book, the authors bring attention to a group that exerted an enormous influence over events during the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013
It's no small achievement to have something new to say on Teddy Roosevelt's presidency, but Goodwin succeeds admirably. A notable, psychologically charged study in leadership. 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 >