STRONGHEART by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"While it's laudable that McCully has ensured this story isn't lost to the annals of history, it's not her strongest visual or written work. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Caldecott medalist McCully sheds light on a forgotten pioneer. Read full book review >
UNTIL THE DAY ARRIVES by Ana Maria Machado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Despite awkward moments, the tale offers vivid descriptions, an intriguing plot and a setting not often seen in North American literature for children. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
In the early 17th century, two hauntingly plague-orphaned Portuguese siblings flee their village for Lisbon, only to encounter more vicissitudes before reaching a safer haven in Brazil. Read full book review >

A POSSUM'S TAIL by Gabby Dawnay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This understated British romp will have readers absorbed in its details. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dawney and Barrow here offer the tale of a little boy who navigates the streets of 1940s London to visit the possums at the zoo. Read full book review >
RAIN FOREST COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers will not only practice their colors, they'll get an inkling of what a colorful and wonderful world we live in. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Stunning animal photos introduce children to 10 basic colors in this latest from National Geographic Kids. Read full book review >
THE WINTER TRAIN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A pleasing import, available in both English and its original Spanish. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Squirrel is left behind on the animals' annual journey south, they return to collect him and then must work together to make a passage through the snow. Read full book review >

TWICE AS SILLY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"These twins make learning to read double the fun. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Adorable twin sisters Ling and Ting are as funny and fresh as ever in their third early reader. Read full book review >
THE DINNER THAT COOKED ITSELF by J.C. Hsyu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A breath of fresh air in its beauty and simplicity. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-7)"
A retelling of an old Chinese folk tale emphasizes the goodness of its protagonist. Read full book review >
THE WILD CATS OF PIRAN by Scott Alexander Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"If Young can get his voice and pacing under control, subsequent volumes might be rather a lot of fun. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This trilogy opener introduces readers to the Slovenian seaside town of Piran and its colony of feral cats. Read full book review >
GLASSES TO GO by Hannah Eliot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Still, parents of children with new glasses prescriptions may find this novelty useful for their home libraries—public libraries will want to give it a miss. (Board book. 3-6)"
A clever concept presents a variety of different faces and separate pairs of glasses to try on each, executed with eye-catching graphics designed to appeal to hip young parents. Read full book review >
HENGE by Realm Lovejoy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Camelot meets Hogwarts meets Panem in this intriguing, well-written beginning to a planned YA series."
In this YA fantasy novel set in a modern-day Camelot, a 16-year-old Morgan Le Fay vies to become the next king's magical protector and guide—if she can beat Merlin.Morgan can't resist defying her father and entering the televised tryouts for Arthur's Round, an elite group of Camelot-based magic users that helps protect Great Britain. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF IVY by Amy Engel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"An intriguing start with a brave heroine; too bad readers must await the sequel for some real action."
In this YA novel set in a post-apocalyptic future, a teenage girl is charged by her family with killing the president's son—who is also her new husband. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >