BESTSELLERS

THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Released: Sept. 7, 2010
Teen readers will see both themselves and their friends in Bianca's layered, hostile world. (Fiction. 12 & up) Read full book review >
THE ONLY GAME by Mike Lupica

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
A lovely nod to Derek Jeter rounds out a winner of a sports novel. (Fiction. 9-13)Read full book review >

IT'S WHAT I DO by Lynsey Addario
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2015
A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific. Read full book review >
H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015
Whether you call this a personal story or nature writing, it's poignant, thoughtful and moving—and likely to become a classic in either genre. Read full book review >
THE WHITES by Harry Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
In the wake of rage and sorrow, ordinary people respond by going crazy and screwing up. In this far-from-ordinary novel, Price/Brandt explores the hows and whys. Fasten your seat belt. Read full book review >

DREAMING SPIES by Laurie R. King

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Holmes is consistently upstaged by Russell, but King, whose strengths are historical evocation rather than tightly knit plotting (The Bones of Paris, 2013, etc.), manages more surprises than usual in this graceful exercise in cultural tourism-cum-intrigue.Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS by Allison Pataki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
Still, Pataki deserves kudos for choosing her subject matter well—Sisi's life is ideal fictional fodder. Read full book review >
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
Released: April 2, 2014
Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
An inventive, character-driven twist breathes new life into tired fantasy trends. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 8, 2015
This celebration of cross-generational bonding is a textual and artistic tour de force. (Picture book. 3-6) Read full book review >
SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
The great debates of history aired out with satisfying vigor. Read full book review >
HOLY COW by David Duchovny
Released: Feb. 3, 2015
An offbeat adventure that reads something like Bill Willingham's Fables directed by Ralph Bakshi. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >