MADDIGAN’S FANTASIA by Margaret Mahy
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"An intense time-travel tale packed with Mahy's usual repertoire of memorable tricksters, magical happenings and ominous undertones. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
A feisty circus girl and two alien boys embark on a perilous quest to save a failing city in this fantastical futurist adventure. Read full book review >
FOR NOW by Gayle Friesen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Realistic and engaging. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Readers who wondered what happened next to the fractured family in Friesen's Losing Forever (2002) will be pleased to pick up with their lives. Read full book review >

THE UNMAKING OF DUNCAN VEERICK by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Dull and ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is a mystery to be found in this, but it takes an inordinate time to get to it and then the whole thing fizzles. Read full book review >
BUNKER 10  by J. A. Henderson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A bit bloody and certainly complex, the story leaves the reader with much to ponder. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Every now and then a book comes along wherein the reader is genuinely surprised by a shocking development halfway through. Read full book review >
MARIE CURIE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the 'Giants.' (bibliography, web resources, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

...OR NOT? by Brian Mandabach
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Those looking for light reading will instead discover a young woman who shuns the digital age, preferring vinyl records to CDs, and who is looking for some meaning in a world she suddenly finds unstable. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Cassie Sullivan is a precocious, spoiled 14-year-old who feels lonely and without hope a year after 9/11. Read full book review >
THE WILD GIRLS by Pat Murphy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A terrific mix of imagination, insight, character inventiveness and kindness create the kind of read that nourishes young minds and hearts. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Large, generous and creative characters populate this deeply satisfying novel that tells the story of "Newt" and "Fox" and how they learn to take on the challenges of their lives. Read full book review >
CLICK by David Almond
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"While some readers may find the narrative jumps too challenging, those who follow the multi-strand plot will be rewarded with a thought-provoking and thoroughly engaging read. (brief author biographies, notes on Amnesty International) (Fiction. 12-15)"
The work and travels of a talented photographer lie at the heart of this far-flung tale. Read full book review >
A TASTE FOR RABBIT by Linda Zuckerman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The frustrating lack of closure begs for a sequel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This uneven allegory will have a difficult time finding an audience. Read full book review >
THE SEEMS by John Hulme
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The authors have a firm grasp on the potential complexity of their world, and the end result can only be described as fun. (Fiction. 11-14)"
"Reality," as we understand it, is a lie. Read full book review >
HIROSHIMA DREAMS by Kelly Easton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Lin's observations of her family drawn between two cultures—with very different ways of seeing the world and speaking about it—has appeal for a remarkably wide range of ages, especially fans of An Na's A Step from Heaven (2001) or Cynthia Kadohata's Kira-Kira (2004). (Fiction. 9-16)"
Lin is extraordinarily shy but forms a bond with Obaachan, her Japanese grandmother, who comes to live with Lin's multi-racial family in New England. Read full book review >
BOOK OF A THOUSAND DAYS by Shannon Hale
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Dashti's voice is bright and true; Hale captures her sturdy personality, Saren's mental fragility and Khan Tegus's romantic warrior as vibrantly as she limns the stark terror of the Mongolian cold and the ugly spirit from which Khasar draws his strength. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A rousing, even spellbinding tale—with outlines in the Grimms' Maid Maleen—is set in medieval Mongolia and told in journal form. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >