OUTSIDE by Deirdre Gill
Kirkus Star
by Deirdre Gill, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy's imagination creates a beautiful, mysterious, snowy world outside his home. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT PLACE by Teresa E. Harris
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though good family-in-transition stories are not rare, ones that authentically portray an African-American experience are, and readers will find this one pretty near perfect. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A spirited, stubborn and loyal girl finds the perfect place exactly where she doesn't want it. Read full book review >

GRACEFULLY GRAYSON by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A kind and earnest look at a young transgender adolescent's experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sixth-grader Grayson realizes a dream but attracts controversy by taking the role of the female lead in the school play. Read full book review >
PINOCCHIO by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A sharp, ultimately appealing corrective to Disney's better-known confection. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The classic tale of the wooden boy who wants to become real gets a 21st-century update. Read full book review >
STAR STUFF by Stephanie Roth Sisson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Both friendly and inspiring—just like its subject. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Young Carl Sagan looks endearingly like his grown-up self, with expressive dark eyebrows and a cheerful look of inquiry, in this warm account of the life of the notable scientist. Read full book review >

COMING HOME by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though it's on the manipulative side, it should be helpful for children anticipating a parent's return. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nearly wordless picture book chronicles the wait for reunion after a troop plane lands. Read full book review >
REMAKING THE JOHN by Francesca Davis DiPiazza
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A good-spirited, wholly serious broaching of the—incredibly—still-taboo subject of human waste, once a problem and even more so today. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
A brief history of the crapper. Read full book review >
THE WATCHER by Joan Hiatt Harlow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A stimulating blend of suspense and history. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
As World War II rages, a naïve almost-15-year-old American girl is brought to Berlin by her German spy mother; there, she's expected to be a perfect Deutsches Mädchen (German girl) and a loyal Nazi. Read full book review >
GUILTY? by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Given the paucity of books on the law for young readers, this fills a niche, but here's hoping a more engaging and vibrant replacement comes along soon. (photo credits, index not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Case studies form the nucleus of this introduction to the ever changing nature of crime and punishment in the United States. Read full book review >
WINTER BEES & OTHER POEMS OF THE COLD by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A work to be savored by young artists and scientists. (glossary) (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
How do animals survive and thrive in the bitter cold of winter in the northern tundra? Read full book review >
MR. SAMUEL'S PENNY by Treva Hall Melvin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A smart, funny pleasure, as satisfying as sipping lemonade on the front porch with a favorite grandparent. (Mystery. 10-14)"
A city girl from Queens, New York, is thrust into the slowed-down homeyness of a small North Carolina town in 1972, but the summer she fears will drag on intolerably soon turns into the mystery of a missing penny and an unknown killer. Read full book review >
LOWRIDERS IN SPACE by Cathy Camper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A highly entertaining and culturally authentic romp. (Graphic adventure. 9-14)"
Camper's lighthearted, full-color graphic novel highlights lowrider culture. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >