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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
WHERE BEAR? by Sophy Henn
by Sophy Henn, illustrated by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"This gentle tale about friendship and home will give early readers and their grown-ups plenty of food for discussion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The eternal quandaries of friendships between animals and children are given a new twist in this debut picture book by British artist Henn. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"An engaging primer on Scottish culture that can teach kids how similar their lives are to their peers' around the world."
Travel to Scotland and learn about life and culture from a child's perspective. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
June 30, 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 >