Released: July 17, 2012

"Terrific for classrooms and recreational browsing, this information-packed effort will also appeal to puzzle lovers and those that savor complex illustrations. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Take an eye-catching journey through the human body, examining various organs and systems. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

Released: July 17, 2012

"Meticulously researched and told with inspiring prose and stirring images, this is a gripping, triumphant story of science and survival. (photographs, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
As he did in The Race to Save the Lord God Bird (2004), Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through a single bird species, but there is hope for survival in this story, and that hope is pinned on understanding the remarkable longevity of a single bird. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2012

"Cardboard characters and awkwardly episodic situations result in a poorly manufactured tale. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Celebpub collides with fairy-tale redux in this unsuccessful debut. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2012

"Abdel-Fattah demonstrates a savvy understanding of the middle school experience in this keenly observed tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Seventh-grader Lara Zany's reign as the self-appointed "Potts County Middle School official Friendship Matchmaker" is in peril. Read full book review >

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM by Susan Champlin
Released: July 17, 2012

"A graphic-novel series that aims to draw in reluctant historians; it looks like it may well achieve its goal. (Historical graphic novel. 10-14)"
When the people in this graphic novel get into a fight, they go "ACK!" and "POW" and "G-R-R-R-R," yet the book makes for surprisingly credible history. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2012

"Reluctant historians may find Virgil's 'ghostory' appealing. (timeline, maps, resources) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
History is more haunted than readers may think. Read full book review >
SURVIVAL AT 120 ABOVE by Debbie S. Miller
Released: July 17, 2012

"Enjoyable, interesting reading for animal lovers and browsers alike. (author's note, glossary, temperature chart, bibliography of books and websites, maps) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Animals and plants in Australia's Simpson Desert have made remarkable adaptations in order to survive in that brutally arid wasteland. Read full book review >
THE SHIMMERS IN THE NIGHT by Lydia Millet
Released: July 17, 2012

"Nicely serious eco-fantasy; may volume three have more cohesive internal logic. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The seemingly three-tiered conflict that emerged in Fires Beneath the Sea (2011) coalesces into a single war in this earnest but somewhat haphazard middle volume. Read full book review >
THE COURTSHIP OF THE YONGHY-BONGHY BÒ by Edward Lear
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 15, 2012

"For some readers, the shortcomings won't matter. Lear's writing is still a delight, and whatever vehicle it arrives in doesn't diminish the strength of it much at all. (iPad storybook app. 2-10)"
A mismatch of adaptation style to source, this cartoon version of Lear's nonsense poem about lost love on a beach fails to live up to the wildly inventive wordplay of the text. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SNEEZED by Gever  Tulley
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 13, 2012

"Unique, but definitely weird. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
A bizarre story about a little girl who reunites townspeople with their brains after an alien invasion. Read full book review >
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 12, 2012

"Overall, the fanciful result is a storybook app with a far longer shelf life than most. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
Based on the traditional book of the same name, this interactive storybook takes balloon travel to all-new heights. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >