ARTO'S BIG MOVE by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Quietly effective. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When you love the cold, can you also find happiness where it's hot? Read full book review >
DOLPHIN SOS by Roy Miki
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Distress gives way to relief in this you-are-there tale for young readers and listeners who enjoy real-life animal encounters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dramatic dolphin rescue tale told by a young eyewitness named Nicole. Read full book review >

FIRE PIE TROUT by Melanie Mosher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the story's heroine, transitioning readers may feel they are taking a step up to big-kid literature. Just so. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A fishing trip with Gramps helps a little girl feel grown-up. Read full book review >
RECYCLING DAY by Edward Miller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Sure to inspire a new generation of recyclers. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Three insects and a worm learn about recycling when their vacant lot gets cleaned up. Read full book review >
PATIENT ZERO by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"However, the writing style is engaging, the complexity of information is appropriate for a middle to high school audience, and the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured, more than compensating for the deficiencies. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Few might regard the field of epidemiology as a first-rate opportunity for sleuthing, but this fascinating effort may change that. Read full book review >

NO-MATTER-WHAT FRIEND by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A bittersweet exploration of the enduring bond between a growing boy and his aging companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A touching, understated story in which a boy looks back at growing up with his faithful dog, Bud. Read full book review >
SLEUTH ON SKATES by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A likable and diverting British import. (Mystery. 9-12)"
An appealing girl detective makes her debut in the first of a mystery series. Read full book review >
TASTES LIKE MUSIC by Maria Birmingham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"An entertaining presentation of a fascinating topic that's more substantive and challenging than it looks. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
What if you couldn't remember a face—even your own? Imagine not being able to forget anything from your past. What if you had Barbie-doll hair, so stiff you couldn't possibly comb it?Read full book review >
WHEN THE WORST HAPPENS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Kyi's fresh voice will have readers picturing themselves in the shoes of these real-life survivors. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Outlandishly enthralling tales of survival under extreme—extremely extreme—circumstances, peppered with do-and-don't tips. Read full book review >
WINTER'S COMING by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Young readers will eagerly join this charming young hare in exploring the mysteries of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Winter is a very demanding visitor! Read full book review >
THE END OF THE LINE by Sharon E. McKay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"This is a solid addition to one of the most uneven collections of literature for children: Holocaust-related historical fiction. (foreword, afterword) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two kindhearted, confirmed-bachelor brothers take in an endangered little Jewish girl during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Read full book review >
HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. 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 >