BESTSELLERS

LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BIG SNOW by David Soman
by David Soman, Jacky Davis, illustrated by David Soman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
A fine choice for young readers on a cold winter night, especially when enjoyed with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire like the one Ladybug Girl, Bingo and her brother curl up in front of. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >
CATASTROPHE 1914 by Max Hastings
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
Among the plethora of brilliant accounts of this period, this is one of the best. Read full book review >

AN APPETITE FOR WONDER by Richard Dawkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
After delivering an entertaining account of his not-terribly-arduous youth and progression up the ladder of scientific academia, Dawkins ends with the publication of The Selfish Gene, but most readers will eagerly anticipate a concluding volume. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
An exhaustive, unnerving examination of the illusory safety of atomic arms. Read full book review >
DEADLINE by Sandra Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
Satisfying, vintage Brown storytelling. Read full book review >

THE LOWLAND by Jhumpa Lahiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
Though Lahiri has previously earned greater renown for her short stories, this masterful novel deserves to attract an even wider readership. Read full book review >
DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013
Satisfying at every level. King even leaves room for a follow-up, should he choose to write one—and with luck, sooner than three decades hence. Read full book review >
THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
How long until Book 3? (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
FORTUNATELY, THE MILK by Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
Frenetic as the story is, it's hard not to love a novel that borrows equally from Calvin and Hobbes and The Usual Suspects. If you read only one book this year, a story with dancing dwarfs is always a wise choice. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
TREASURE HUNTERS by James Patterson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 16, 2013
A high-seas adventure that will entice even the most confirmed of landlubbers. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
REIGN OF ERROR by Diane Ravitch
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 18, 2013
For policymakers, parents and anyone concerned about the dismantling of one of our democracy's great institutions. Read full book review >
SIMPLE DREAMS by Linda Ronstadt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
Whatever's missing (including more context of how popular music was changing while her own music was changing), what's here is consistently interesting. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >