BOOM BOOM by Sarvinder Naberhaus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Familiar seasonal fun for the young. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This exploration of seasons featuring a multicultural group of preschoolers is sure to please its target audience. Read full book review >
I'M GOING TO CATCH MY TAIL! by Jimbo Matison
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An amusing 'tail' of misplaced emotions, though it's best the first time around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An uber-enthused kitty cat finds that sometimes it's easier for everyone if you just ask for what you want. Read full book review >

SHOOTING AT THE STARS by John Hendrix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war. (introduction, glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book. 7-12)"
A fictionalized account—based on letters from and interviews with actual soldiers—of the holiday cease-fire during World War I. Read full book review >
CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >
THE CALLING by James Frey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A poor start, but future installments might be worth it. (Adventure. 12-16)"
A dangerous game begins with players from around the world competing for the future of the human race. Read full book review >

TIME FOR A BATH by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Will the book convince a child that bathtime is a happy time? It won't take many reads to get them to want to try and find out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Gershator and Walker's bunnies from Time for a Hug (co-authored by Mim Green, 2013) return to explore the seasons and reasons for bathtime. Read full book review >
TUMBLEWEED BABY by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An adoption story, a feral child story, a foundling story, a child-of-difference story—perhaps any and all of these; certainly wise and full of delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A family gets a new addition in a tall-tale sort of way. Read full book review >
THE EYE OF ZOLTAR by Jasper Fforde
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Well-plotted, intelligent hilarity. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Jennifer Strange's latest adventure isn't a quest, but that's only because quests require approval from the Questing Federation. Read full book review >
GABRIEL'S CLOCK by Hilton Pashley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"With not all of the threads wrapped up, the way is open for a sequel, of course—readers will be happy for Jonathan's return. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this imaginative effort, a half-angel, half-demon boy must navigate the perilous implications of his unusual heritage. Read full book review >
PINK & GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's inimitably irrepressible manner makes her a fine guide through the shoals of early adolescence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Change is looming for 13-year-old Lucy. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR PARADE by Shari Halpern
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Make space in the crowded dino section for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A parade of brilliantly colored prehistoric beasts introduces little ones to the vast variety among the dinosaurs. Read full book review >
GOD BLESS OUR CHRISTMAS by Hannah C. Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Undemanding and upbeat, this is an adequate offering to share with toddlers in households that want to keep the Christ in Christmas. (Board book. 2-4)"
Rhyming, four-line stanzas celebrate Christmas in both secular and religious aspects. 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 >