CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Wonderful for future constitutional scholars and other curious young readers. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
Fourteen of the men who somehow separated from one country and cobbled together a new one despite their differences are presented in a lively celebration of politics and personalities. Read full book review >
FIELD-TRIP FIASCO by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Not as strong as Mrs. Hartwell's previous outings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mrs. Hartwell, of first-day, last-day and standardized-test fame, is back, this time trying to survive a class field trip. Read full book review >

HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Which is worse: a shark or a 13-year-old bully? Read full book review >
WHERE'S MY FNURGLE? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Share these books with young children who are not quite ready for 'Sue Denim' and Dav Pilkey's Dumb Bunnies or Benton's other books but are poised to move on from Sandra Boynton's board books. (Board book. 2-4)"
The creator of the Dear Dumb Diary series bring his twisted third-grade humor to board books. Read full book review >
THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY by Augusta Scattergood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Doesn't quite hit the right notes. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Music and baseball history combine to convince sixth-grader Thelonious Monk Thomas that Destiny, Florida, should be his hometown. Read full book review >

RESCUE ON THE OREGON TRAIL by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This well-paced story will keep the attention of even reluctant readers with its commitment to accurately chronicling the excitement and danger of the Oregon Trail. Whom will Ranger save next? (Adventure. 5-9)"
This series' first entry introduces a courageous time-traveling golden retriever on the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >
BABY ANIMALS SPOTS & STRIPES by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This slim volume is a lovely introduction to books for the tiniest babes. (Board books. 0-2)"
Photorealistic, black-and-white images of baby animals dominate this infant-oriented offering. Read full book review >
THE CASE FOR LOVING by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Despite the gentle way this book unfolds, the language and images deal a blow to racist thinking and just might inspire the next generation of young civil rights activists. (artists' note, sources) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Biography and autobiography intertwine in this account of the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia. Read full book review >
COLORS! by Tad Hills
by Tad Hills, illustrated by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving, and this offering is a good way to introduce babies to the pair. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Duck and Goose are back with another board book to help very young children learn their colors. Read full book review >
ATLANTIS RISING by Gloria Craw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enchanting debut from a promising new author of paranormal YA."
In Craw's YA fantasy debut, a teenage girl discovers she's part of a magical race—and she may be key to saving humankind. Read full book review >
MY DINOSAURS! by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"While removable dinosaur pieces connected with ribbons might seem like a good idea in theory, in practice, readers wind up with one big dinosaur knot and some thwarted tots. (Board book. 2-5)"
Rhyming couplets present basic information about Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and more in this novelty item featuring removable dinosaurs. Read full book review >
HENRY HOLTON TAKES THE ICE by Sandra Bradley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"It doesn't matter what you do on the ice, suggests Bradley, just do it with a song in your heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young ice skater finds his métier on the ice in a family full of hockey players. And it doesn't involve a stick. 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 >