WRITER TO WRITER by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A well-meaning and friendly resource that may well save young writers much time and distress and, perhaps, lead to success in getting published. (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
A best-selling children's author offers a comprehensive guide for aspirants. Read full book review >
LEONTYNE PRICE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Weatherford and Colón's beautiful book does children a service by giving them one more African-American performer to applaud. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Rising from the Mississippi Delta to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, Price had a groundbreaking operatic career. Read full book review >

A PLAGUE OF UNICORNS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Sweet and engaging but less than the sum of its parts. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A whimsical fairy tale is stretched rather thin in this low-key novella. Read full book review >
Pig Snouts and Quarterbacks by Judy Levering-Duff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2014

"A humorous, resonant teen-girl novel fueled by issues of family, identity, and fitting in."
With humor and real-life truths, this lively novel careens through the ups and downs of a 14-year-old girl's plot to join the in-crowd. Read full book review >
NALAH GOES TO MAD MOUSE CITY by Anne Sawyer-Aitch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"A wonderfully illustrated, not-too-serious story that may make children eager to visit a mouse town and try taffy hairstyles."
A mischievous young girl visits a mouse city and invites all its residents to a picnic in this boldly illustrated tale by Sawyer-Aitch (Nalah and the Pink Tiger, 2013). Read full book review >

Porsché Porscha The Pink Pig by Edith Lamira Odiwo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 19, 2014

"A modest but appealing picture book that combines simple storytelling and empowering messages with unforced charm."
In the first of a planned series, Odiwo offers gentle lessons in character building through the adventures of a talking, mischief-minded little pig. Read full book review >
STUBBY, THE MAGIC PENCIL by Heather Hobson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 18, 2014

"Engaging but in need of some fine tuning to realize its imagination-stirring potential."
In this uneven but enjoyable fantasy, a young girl finds that a seemingly ordinary little pencil opens the door to a magical adventure. Read full book review >
CURSE OF THE IRIS by Jason Fry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Good, old-fashioned, outer-space pirate fun. (charts, ship plans, nautical glossary) (Science fiction. 10-12)"
In this episode, teenage hotshot Tycho Hashoone and his privateering clan are swept up in both interplanetary politics and a scramble for hidden treasure. Read full book review >
WHAT DOES BABY LOVE? by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A board book that's about as exciting as plain oatmeal. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Babies play with things they love in this lift-a-flap book. Read full book review >
I LOVE MOM by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Books about moms and their appreciative children abound. Pass on this lackluster offering. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A mother tiger and her two cubs show their love for each other in this slim tale. Read full book review >
Andy Lightfoot and the Time Warp by S. Henshon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A story held back by a plethora of similarities to the Potter world, though it has plenty of shine on its own."
Henshon's debut novel treads familiar ground, pitting an orphan and two friends against forces beyond their ken. Read full book review >
Analogies for Young Kids Book 2 by Jan Zebrack
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An engaging, imaginative way to teach critical thinking to kids."
Zebrack (Analogies for Young Kids: Book 1, 2014, etc.) illustrates simple analogies to further a child's analytical and critical thinking skills. 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 >