THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Russell Brand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A smart, funny, iconoclastic take on an old classic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The well-known legend is brought to life once more by one of the U.K.'s most famed comics. Read full book review >
GREATER THAN GOLD by Gayle Eggen Aanensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A fresh, openhearted Christmas story about grief and acceptance."
Aanensen's (Summer of the Suffragists, 2012, etc.) earnest chapter book tells the story of two Christmases, one ancient, one contemporary. Read full book review >

HALFWAY HOME by Christine Mari Inzer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"An innocent's voyage of self-discovery that artfully reveals a country few Americans know."
Inzer, a teenage author-illustrator, delivers a charming tale of self-identity. Read full book review >
MELT by Selene Castrovilla
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 6, 2014

"A fresh, emotionally complex bildungsroman of young American love that looks long and hard at violence, and at what can overcome it."
In Castrovilla's (Revolutionary Friends, 2013, etc.) YA novel, a teenager finds an existential crisis in a doughnut shop—and a love like no other. Read full book review >
INCOMMUNICADO by Randall Platt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will respond to one girl's determination to do what's right during a dark time. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Paranoia and racial tension ripple through coastal Oregon's Sea Park during the onset of World War II. Read full book review >

ABSOLUTELY TRULY by Heather Vogel Frederick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"There's never a dull moment in Pumpkin Falls with Truly Lovejoy on the case in this contemporary, feel-good series opener. (pumpkin whoopie pie recipe) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Moving from Texas to New Hampshire, displaced 12-year-old Truly Lovejoy finds herself solving two local mysteries while adjusting to small-town life. Read full book review >
HERMAN'S LETTER by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Hibernation, dedication and one long-distance friendship that will never be forgotten: a must-have when a friend moves away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best friends Herman and Henry pledge to stay that way through letters when Henry has to move. Read full book review >
A LETTER FOR LEO by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Friends separated by a move may be soothed by the (albeit old-fashioned) idea that they can stay in touch via letters, and the final view of Leo and Cheep reunited gives hope for visits. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A letter carrier who never gets mail himself must experience the ache of a friend's moving away before he can have this singular joy. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL MOON by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Prayer may seem like something from ancient history for many young children; this beautiful book brings prayer to the modern world and hauntingly shows just how needed it is. (Picture book/religious. 4-8)"
A young boy's prayer brings home to readers all the people who need prayers in our world. Read full book review >
PHINEAS L. MACGUIRE . . . GETS COOKING! by Frances O’Roark Dowell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Phineas, good-humored and insightful in his believable first-person voice, once again provides a pertinent, easy-to-read tale for grade schoolers. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Fourth-grade scientist Phineas L. MacGuire is back for another outing, exploring science ideas in the world around him and figuring out a way to deal with the class bully. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >