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THE HIDDEN ORACLE by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016
A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-17) Read full book review >
THE THANK YOU BOOK by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016
Thank you, Gerald and Piggie. We'll miss you. (Early reader. 5-8)Read full book review >

THE ROMANOVS by Simon Sebag Montefiore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016
A magisterial portrayal of these "megalomaniacs, monsters and saints" as eminently human and fallible. Read full book review >
PAUL MCCARTNEY by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016
A worthy biography that doesn't approach the greatness of its subject. Read full book review >
RED PLATOON by Clinton Romesha
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016
Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

GRIT by Angela Duckworth
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 3, 2016
Not your grandpa's self-help book, but Duckworth's text is oddly encouraging, exhorting us to do better by trying harder, and a pleasure to read. Read full book review >
EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016
Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave's miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout, with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality. Read full book review >
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016
Enough characters, confrontations, secrets, and subplots to fill the stage of an opera house—and leave spectators from the orchestra to the balcony moved and misty-eyed. Read full book review >
ZERO K by Don DeLillo

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016
DeLillo's latest novel asks compelling questions, but its answers are a bit shopworn. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY'S FOOL by Richard Russo
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016
Russo hits his trademark trifecta: satisfying, hilarious, and painlessly profound. Read full book review >
TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: April 5, 2016
Within the standard-issue teen romance is a heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change. (Fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 26, 2016
Richly imagined, deeply mythic, filled with lovely language with violet overtones: this is an author to watch even if she's not there yet. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >