VOICES by R.E. Rowe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"A well-written, if somewhat overambitious, YA tale."
Rowe's (Creatures of the Lake, 2011, etc.) genre-spanning YA novel features a romance between an ex-track star with a heart problem and a brilliant street artist who hears voices. Read full book review >
LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY by Robert Joseph
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2015

"An entertaining, often poignant tale of a teen's unforgettable summer."
A teenage boy learns valuable lessons in life and love while spending the summer with his aunt at a Pennsylvania opera company in Joseph's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

The Curse of the Baskervilles by Daniel Bergmann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"A stylistic, spine-tingling homage to a classic."
Bergmann's (The Vampire Dingbat, 2014, etc.) picture book reinterprets the legend of the infamous Hound of the Baskervilles in rhyme. Read full book review >
Cat Saves the World by Melody Lane Walsh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"An upbeat tone and positive message in a short book that's engaging and appealing."
A simple picture book in which a girl named Cat imagines different ways she'll save the world when she grows up. Read full book review >
Sam's Secret Notebook No 1 by E. H. Jons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 17, 2015

"Opens as a thriller, ends as a fantasy, but it's unquestionably innovative and entertaining from start to finish."
A young boy and his two friends discover an entirely new and fantastic world when exploring an old house in the neighborhood in Jons' debut young-adult adventure. Read full book review >

BART FUBBLES by Pat Warren
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"Warning: attempts to use this as a read-aloud may result in a laughing, unruly audience.
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A humorous picture book about an unusually gassy young boy. Read full book review >
The Leprechauns and the Magic Horse by Robert Collins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"An often charming, if uneven, tale about the repercussions of being a braggart.
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In this middle-gradefantasy novel, two Irish kings brag about their superiority—with mixed results.Read full book review >
NEIGHBORS by George Held
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"Well-illustrated poetry which may be too challenging for some younger readers."
This latest addition to the Neighbors poetry series offers engaging poetry for young children. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE COCONUT by Alicia L. Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 23, 2014

"Some atmospheric drama but otherwise an unengaging story."
A little coconut falls from a tree and an island dweller picks it up in this illustrated children's book with religious themes. Read full book review >
SQUID KID THE MAGNIFICENT by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Delightful brother and sister snark in squid form—yes, really. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In supersaturated oceanic color, squidling Oliver, purple and with top hat and wand, becomes Squid Kid the Magnificent after saying the magic words: "smelly yellow jellyfish." Read full book review >
LOST by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 28, 2015

"Bodeen's enjoyable castaway fare enhanced with a touch of sci-fi futurism still entertains, but readers will hope Volume 3 tightens things up. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Bodeen's second book in the Shipwreck Island series wades a little deeper into the island's mysteries. Read full book review >
RIVER RUNS DEEP by Jennifer Bradbury
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"A solid look at a fascinating historical side note. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
A tubercular boy is sent to live in a cave that might heal him. 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 >