THE GENTLEMAN BAT by Abraham Schroeder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A jaunty rhyme that just may teach manners to boot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dapper bat, resplendent in top hat, monocle and cane, strolls down 19th-century cobblestone streets to see where the night takes him. Read full book review >
THE ART OF LEGO DESIGN by Jordan Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"From where to buy those elements you just gotta have to where to go to find inspiration, Schwartz has included it all, and Lego fans will want this close to hand as both inspiration and guide for their next builds. (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
Combining a history of Lego, interviews with prominent Lego builders and ideas for bringing models to the next level of inventiveness, this book will speak both to readers who are just starting out and to those looking to refine their skills. Read full book review >

ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful celebration of both a new baby and the natural world he or she will inhabit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the day a new baby arrives, all the wonders of nature come together to welcome her in a celebration of life and family. Read full book review >
COUNTING CHICKENS by Polly Alakija
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fine additional to the counting-book shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tobi's patience is rewarded in this picture book set in an African village. Read full book review >
TALES FROM HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Alas, this one isn't a swan after all. (author's note) (Fairy tales. 7-10)
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There are good reasons some of Andersen's tales have gone out of vogue. Read full book review >

A DAY I REMEMBER by Prodeepta Das
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Let the festivities begin! (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Resplendent in his turban and embroidered coat, Swayam, a young Indian boy, acts as the markundi (special attendant) for his uncle's wedding.Read full book review >
A-MAZE-ING MINOTAUR by Juliet Rix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A middling treatment all around. (Picture book/myth. 6-9)"
With the help of a beautiful princess, Theseus solves the mystery of the Labyrinth. Read full book review >
STREET CHILDREN by Anthony Robinson
by Anthony Robinson, photographed by Anthony Robinson, illustrated by June Allan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Despite its limitations, this well-meaning book may help to inculcate social awareness in the children who read it. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A photo essay with supplementary illustrations introduces readers to eight children who live on the streets in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Guatemala. Read full book review >
THE STRONGEST BOY IN THE WORLD by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Modern boys who dream of athletic prowess should find this appealing. (author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
In this retelling of a Japanese tale, a scrawny country boy named Kaito heads to Kyoto to enter a wrestling tournament. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST by Alex Woolf
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"It's a quick skim with higgledy-piggledy page design, but it's carefully tuned to spark thought and discussion rather than to shock alone. (timeline, websites, fiction and nonfiction bibliographies, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A Holocaust mosaic with a particular focus on children, constructed from period photos and short extracts from diaries or survivors' accounts. Read full book review >
BOOM, BABY, BOOM BOOM! by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"One cool Mama, one cunning baby and five opportunistic animals—yum, yum, fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This reissue of Mahy's 1997 publication illustrated by Patricia MacCarthy rings with her familiar, infectious rhythm and repetition and is rejuvenated with new illustrations. Read full book review >
MINE! by Sue Heap
by Sue Heap, illustrated by Sue Heap
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A sweet, simple addition to the parade of pedagogical books about sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playtime isn't easy when you have three toys and four kids—or is it? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >