BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"An index of proper names and topics may help kids with reports, but for those wanting a broad but approachable book on US history, this is a thoroughly enjoyable choice. (sources, index, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
"We're not taught about younger people who have made a difference. Studying history almost makes you feel like you're not a real person." Read full book review >
GHOST SOLDIER by Elaine Marie Alphin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A serviceable but not essential offering. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The ghost of a young Confederate soldier plays therapist to an angry 21st-century teen. Read full book review >

DIAL-A-GHOST by Eva Ibbotson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"While much of this territory may seem familiar, it is never old to young readers who like their humor laced with blood-curdling screams, and just can't get enough. (Fiction. 8-14)"
If R.L. Stine, Charles Dickens, and Lemony Snicket gave a writers' workshop, any resulting fiction might not be a literary masterpiece, but it would have deliciously wicked currency with young readers. Read full book review >
EQUINOX by Monte Killingsworth
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"For the rest, the symbols are a little too obvious, the pace a little too slow and the sentiments a little too easy. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Autumn's world is shaken when her father suggests they leave their cherished island refuge for the mainland. Read full book review >
RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME by Cynthia Leitich Smith
FICTION
Released: July 31, 2001

"What's amazing here is Rain's insight into her own pain, and how cleanly she uses language to contain it. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Tender, funny, and full of sharp wordplay, Smith's first novel deals with a whole host of interconnecting issues, but the center is Rain herself. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 31, 2001

"Thoroughly researched and solidly written, the simplicity of the text and the inviting format should appeal to middle-grade as well as older readers. (notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-14)"
An entertaining and intelligent biography of a pioneering woman aviator. Read full book review >
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: July 15, 2001

"The excellent brief bibliographies include videos, Web sites, and interviews as well as books. (glossary, notes, bibliographies) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
It is utterly fascinating to read that so many buildings now considered not only beloved landmarks but also part and parcel of the cultural and historical landscape were reviled, attacked, and genuinely despised when they were first constructed. Read full book review >
WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2001

"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After watching her grandmother hang for being a witch, Mary journeys to the New World only to discover that human nature's desire to blame another is not limited to 17th-century England. Read full book review >
A GROUP OF ONE by Rachna Gilmore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2001

"Development of some minor characters is weak (Raj, the father, never comes to life), but Tara, Rohini, and Naniji are strong women who fight back against the tone of didacticism that sometimes floats to the surface. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Irreverent and sassy, Tara-My-Stara (as her hip mom calls her) is determined to be a "regular Canadian," not a hyphenated one. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"Teenage girls will love it. (Fiction. 12-16)"
What's a high-school freshman to do when she learns she's a princess? Read full book review >
BAD GIRL BLUES by Sally Warner
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"Girls should root for Quinney, a basically good-hearted every-girl type, and identify with the garden-variety situations she has to cope with as she struggles to meet the challenges of growing up. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"Things change" is the moral of Warner's (How to Be a Real Person in Just One Day, 2000, etc.) deft, surprisingly gripping novel about an ordinary, small-town girl. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF MY INDIAN PRINCE by Ella Thorp Ellis
FICTION
Released: June 12, 2001

"There is equally little here to occupy the readers, but for romance lovers there is a certain charm in the unique setting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fictionalized memoir of a young girl's romance with an exotic Indian Prince while seeking a cure for her tuberculosis in a sanitarium in 1946. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 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 >