BESTSELLERS

FANTASY LEAGUE by Mike Lupica

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Lacking the intensity of a sustained drive or the urgency of a fourth-and-long play, the story offers more the feeling of trailing an opponent and deciding to sit on the ball until halftime. (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
MIX IT UP by Hervé Tullet
Kirkus Star
by Hervé Tullet, illustrated by Hervé Tullet

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Have the real paints handy. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES by Caitlin Doughty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014
A witty, wise and mordantly wise-cracking memoir and examination of the American way of death. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A unique moment in history superbly captured. Yet another triumph for Wright. Read full book review >
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed, with all the usual suspects, depending on their politics, lining up to cheer or excoriate Klein. Read full book review >

THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Any mystery that leaves you as satisfied with its lingering questions as it does with its solutions is worth your patronage.
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THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
Waters keeps getting better, if that's even possible after the sheer perfection of her earlier novels. Read full book review >
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A pop culture-infused novel that thoughtfully and nonjudgmentally considers the dark side of nerddom. Read full book review >
EDGE OF ETERNITY by Ken Follett

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014
A well-written entertainment, best suited to those who measure their novels in reams instead of signatures. Read full book review >
HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Will leave readers ravenous for more. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FOUND by Harlan Coben

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 11, 2014
Packed with plot and studded with cliffhangers, Coben's third Mickey Bolitar thriller grabs readers in the opening chapter and never lets go. (Mystery. 11-16)Read full book review >
NIGHTMARES! by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Sweet, charming and imaginative: a promising launch. (Fantasy. 8-12)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 >