LOVE AND OTHER UNKNOWN VARIABLES by Shannon Lee Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A heartwarming YA story of love and entering the unknown territories of adulthood."
In this debut novel about love and coming-of-age, Alexander explores the heartbreaking themes of first love, illness, attachment and loss. Read full book review >
STRIKE! by Larry Dane Brimner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"With an appealing design and many black-and-white photographs, this paints a vivid, detailed picture of an important labor movement and its controversial yet inspiring leader. (author's note, further reading, websites, places to visit, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A skillful, compelling account of the complicated history of César Chávez and the farm workers movement, set in the context of the social and political tensions of the times. Read full book review >

POLARITY IN MOTION by Brenda Vicars
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"A dazzling, richly textured YA debut."
In Vicars' debut YA novel, a teenager becomes a target of bullying when a nude photo surfaces online, and she takes it upon herself to discover who uploaded it and why. Read full book review >
THE HUG by David Grossman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A valuable reminder that individuality, while often celebrated, can be confusing to comprehend and even scarier to preserve—for all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this gentle Israeli import, a little boy worries that because there is no one else exactly like him, he will be lonely. Read full book review >
HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Magnificently creepy. (Horror. 10-16)"
The first in a deliciously macabre trilogy for middle graders and young teens channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket.
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BEYOND THE LAUGHING SKY by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"'There's things you've seen and things you may not have, but there ain't nothing that's impossible, sugar,' says a village widow; readers will end the book with a new sense of possible. (Magical realism. 8-11)"
Nashville, who has qualities both human and birdlike, feels compelled to follow his avian destiny. Read full book review >
PHOEBE G. GREEN by Veera Hiranandani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"With all the foodies out there, this delightful series deserves a long shelf life…and many more courses. (Fiction. 7-11)"
List-making foodie Phoebe G. Green adjusts to the addition of a new best friend. Read full book review >
VOICES FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A powerful yet accessible guide to 'one day in 1963 [that] [b]elongs to every age.' (authors' note, guide to participants, bibliography, websites, further reading, index) (Poetry/fiction. 10 & up)"
Lewis and Lyon join forces for a fictionalized account of one of the pivotal moments in U.S. civil rights history. Read full book review >
THE ORPHAN AND THE MOUSE by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An original, rousing mouse adventure in the tradition of Stuart Little. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A kindhearted orphan girl and a clever mouse join forces to expose an illegal baby-selling operation in a Philadelphia orphanage. Read full book review >
BY DAY, BY NIGHT by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This unusual picture book will spark many questions from young children about the customs and lifestyles of their peers all over the globe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Designed as a fundraiser for The Global Orphan Project, and dedicated to "the millions of children who find themselves alone," this book tells the story of a typical day for children all over the world, from getting up to going to bed. Read full book review >
UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >
WATER ROLLS, WATER RISES / EL AGUA RUEDA, EL AGUA SUBE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A lovely bilingual addition to the 'sense of wonder' shelf. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Evocative watercolor images and graceful short poems in Spanish and English celebrate water in all its forms and around the world. 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 >