SILVERBOY by N.M. Browne
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Inexpert prose and a rushed conclusion detract, but overall, Tommo's story is both intriguing and worthwhile. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
This compelling magical adventure rises above its many flaws. Read full book review >
THE WOLF by Steven Herrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"The exotic Australian countryside adds a layer of interest to a story that seems to be universal in the minds of young adults. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lucy Harding lives on the appropriately named Battle Farm, located in an isolated and inhospitable area of Australia. Read full book review >

THE OTHER SISTER by S.T. Underdahl
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Gently touching and ultimately hopeful, Underdahl lets the reader know that while the past can't be erased, a new and loving present can be created. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Based on her own experience, though told from a different point of view, Underdahl offers a vivid and moving story about an unusual family reunion. Read full book review >
RUBY PARKER HITS THE SMALL TIME by Rowan Coleman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"At the end of the tale, Ruby comes to accept the changes that life brings, even deciding to make a few alterations of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Parker wants everything in her life to stay the same. Read full book review >
THE WEB OF FIRE by Steve Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"One can only hope that if a third installment is in the works, it will return with the richness of detail that made the first so interesting. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Sam and Skipper are back in this sequel to The Dreamwalker's Child (2006). Read full book review >

JEANNETTE RANKIN by Gretchen Woelfle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A welcome addition to the short list of titles for young readers about this important figure. (timeline, bibliography, source notes, index not seen) (Biography. 9-14)"
Jeannette Rankin was born in Montana and spent her life working hard for women and for peace. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Helpful backmatter includes a glossary, suggested reading, index and short list of simple things the reader can do as well to fight global climate change. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
What happens to the peoples of the Arctic who follow native hunting traditions as the polar ice cap shrinks? Read full book review >
HITLER’S CANARY by Sandi Toksvig
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"An author's note explains what is true of her own family history retold in the story. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
During WWII, the Danes, whose nation was occupied by the Germans, knew the British called them, "Hitler's Canary." Read full book review >
RAINING SARDINES by Enrique Flores-Galbis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nostalgia in a fresh form. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Enriquito and Ernestina are good friends in a small rural village in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >
THE DAY MY MOTHER LEFT by James Prosek
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"However, the 26 etchings, mostly of birds, made by Prosek on copper plates and used as chapter headings, are indeed lovely, and give young readers a visual sense of Jeremy's naturalistic world. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Artistic nine-year-old Jeremy, who also has a a love of fishing and birds, struggles to cope when his beloved mother leaves and moves in with the father of his archenemy. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Pervasive strong language and subject matter bump up the target audience, but there's definite appeal in the 'kid-wins-over-teacher' plot and some real laughs along the way to victory. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Eighth-grader Leon Noside Harris is in the "gifted pool" at school. Read full book review >
NOTES ON A NEAR-LIFE EXPERIENCE by Olivia Birdsall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"As in life, there is no happily ever after here, just poignant realization that life's circumstances must be worked through and accepted with a great deal of contemplation, understanding and counseling. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Mia's vision of her perfect upper-middle-class family lifestyle abruptly changes with very little warning or explanation when her father moves out. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >