BESTSELLERS

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
On a highly touchy subject, the authors tread carefully, backing their assertions with copious notes. Though coolly and cogently argued, this book is bound to be the spark for many potentially heated discussions. Read full book review >
JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12) Read full book review >

IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
Well, most people are probably reading these books for Warner anyway. (Science fiction. 12 & up) Read full book review >
STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Occasionally profound, always engaging, but marred by a formulaic resolution in which rewards and punishments are meted out according to who ranks highest on the niceness scale. Read full book review >
AN OFFICER AND A SPY by Robert Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
Espionage, counterespionage, a scandalous trial, a coverup and a man who tries to do right make this a complex and alluring thriller. Read full book review >

LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floca
Kirkus Star
by Brian Floca, illustrated by Brian Floca

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013
Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes. (Informational picture book. 4-10) Read full book review >
FOUNDING MOTHERS by Cokie Roberts
Released: Jan. 28, 2014
It is a wonderful package, adding the women who made it work to the men we thought we all knew. (websites) (Nonfiction. 8-12) Read full book review >
UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Released: Jan. 3, 2012
Inspired, offbeat and mesmerizing. (Science fiction. 12 & up) Read full book review >
LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
Light, sweet and sparkly. Read full book review >
THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Sweet, undemanding entertainment most suitable for longtime fans. Read full book review >
UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY by Nancy Horan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
While the retelling of the Stevensons' lives is rather pedestrian, Robert Louis Stevenson comes through as utterly irresistible. Read full book review >
HUNTING SHADOWS by Charles Todd

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Less from ghost Hamish? That change may be as welcome to some fans as to the inspector himself, though others may miss the inspector's invisible partner and conscience. Read full book review >