MR. BROWN'S FANTASTIC HAT by Ayano Imai
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A delicate, whimsical story that succeeds completely in its illustrations and design and a little less so in its text. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A fanciful picture book about the value of friendship. Read full book review >
STAND THERE! SHE SHOUTED by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An informative, engrossing biography about a clever, determined woman who, at the beginnings of photography, made the art form uniquely her own. (source notes, bibliography, museum directory, index) (Biography. 10-14)
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This handsomely designed and illustrated biography introduces readers to the groundbreaking Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Read full book review >

THE WORLD'S BEST NOSES, EARS, AND EYES by Helen Rundgren
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It is easy to predict that readers who pick this up will look for more books about the many adaptations and natural abilities of others members of the animal kingdom. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Anthropomorphized animals vie in contests determining the world's best nose, ears and eyes. Read full book review >
PROJECT SUPERHERO by E. Paul Zehr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Readers should readily respond to Jessie's mission of self-improvement. (Fiction. 10-15)"
For quiet eighth-grader Jessie, an assignment about superheroes evolves into a journey of transformation. Read full book review >
OFF POINTE by Leanne Lieberman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A formulaic story that will appeal to dance fanatics. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teen with a ballet obsession learns to appreciate modern dance. Read full book review >

THE PRAIRIE THAT NATURE BUILT by Marybeth Lorbiecki
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A vivid introduction to a vital habitat. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A cumulative rhyme describes the components of a prairie from soil partners, roots and pollinators through plants, grazers and predators to the sky-high lightning that brings revitalizing fire. Read full book review >
HONEYCOMB by Patricia McCowan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fast-paced narrative set to the tune of talented-teen melodrama. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After a week of music camp, 15-year-old Nat, her longtime best friend, Jess, and their new friend Harper have found that they can create beautiful harmonies singing together, and they are approached with a unique opportunity to perform at an upcoming music festival. Let the drama commence.
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THE DANDELION SEED'S BIG DREAM by Joseph Anthony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A simple story with more than one message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Floating off under its parachute, a dandelion seed makes a difficult journey and lands in an unpromising place, but in the end, it fulfills its dream of making flowers of its own. Read full book review >
MRS. MO'S MONSTER by Paul Beavis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Effervescent, in an entirely understated sort of way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The unflappable Mrs. Mo tames a rude monster with some patient mentoring. Read full book review >
THE BLIND BOY & THE LOON by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It's a tantalizing glimpse into a harsh climate and the culture it nurtures, one that will prompt discussion and may well send readers searching for the full story. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
Cels from an animated film illustrate this abbreviated retelling of an Inuit folk tale. Read full book review >
I'M A DIRTY DINOSAUR by Janeen Brian
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It is nearly impossible to look at without reading aloud, chanting aloud, and even tapping and stamping and sliding: extreme joyousness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This Australian import cries out for toddler participation, with parts for everyone. Read full book review >
REX WRECKS IT! by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"You can't hate a guy who's having this much fun, and you can't help but love a book that does the same. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An overenthusiastic T. Rex does what dinos do best: wreak total destruction! Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >