WORK, DOGS, WORK by James Horvath
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Big trucks, jovial dogs and snappy rhyming text serve again as the building blocks of another successful entry in this solidly built series. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A crew comprising cheerful, cartoon-style canines and one cleverly camouflaged cat continues their construction careers in this third entry in an engaging series, following Dig, Dogs, Dig and Build, Dogs, Build (both 2013). Read full book review >
SEQUOIA by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Minor's paintings are glorious; the textual conceit is a little overdone. (Picture book. 3-7)
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A giant sequoia experiences the world around "him" in Johnston's romantic, image-laden, anthropomorphic rendering of the life experiences of the largest tree on the planet. Read full book review >

THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG by Hilary Audus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A travesty. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A sequel of sorts—and a wordy one at that—to the lovely, wordless and beloved The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs (1978). Read full book review >
THE CONTRACT by Derek Jeter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Plenty of baseball action, but the paint-by-numbers plot is just a vehicle for equally standard-issue advice. (foundation ad and curriculum guide, not seen). (Fiction. 7-9)"
For his eponymous imprint, the New York Yankees star leads off with a self-referential tale of Little League triumphs. Read full book review >
OH MY, OH NO! by Lisa Charrier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Amusing but flawed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl's attempts to emulate Mommy are mostly messy. Read full book review >

CIRCLE, SQUARE, MOOSE by Kelly Bingham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hilarious fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Moose is back! Hooray—unless you are a book about circles and squares. Read full book review >
THE EXPEDITIONERS AND THE SECRET OF KING TRITON'S LAIR by S.S. Taylor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"The quest's ultimate goal remains enigmatic, but it continues to move along smartly enough. (maps) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A series of elaborately concealed clues send student Explorers Kit, Vander and M.K. to a historically deadly area of the Caribbean on the second leg of their map-based quest. Read full book review >
RED KNIT CAP GIRL AND THE READING TREE by Naoko  Stoop
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"All will agree with Red Knit Cap Girl: 'It is good to share books.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl and her forest friends build the perfect, albeit old-fashioned, library. Read full book review >
MARLENE, MARLENE, QUEEN OF MEAN by Jane Lynch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"With its heart on its sleeve, this offering falls short of other, better picture books that come out swinging against bullying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A heartfelt, albeit heavy-handed, treatise against bullying is delivered in plodding rhyming verse. Read full book review >
WHILE YOU WERE NAPPING by Jenny Offill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Beware the power of older siblings! (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wickedly naughty big sister recounts all the fun her brother misses while he's napping. Read full book review >
THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by David Walser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"For the more sophisticated folk- and fairy-tale reader. (reteller's foreword, illustrator's note, glossary) (Folk tales. 8-11)"
A satisfying retelling of eight Polish tales, paired with bold multicolor paper cuttings that employ traditional and modern motifs. Read full book review >
THE $25,000 FLIGHT by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Good fun wrapped in a cracking piece of characterization and history. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
A dramatic telling of Lindbergh's flight from New York City to Paris, France. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >