EVERLOST by Neal Shusterman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"For anyone who has lost a friend or loved one at an early age, this is a good read. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Death isn't an easy subject to write about, but Shusterman handles it deftly, as he explores what happens to two children who are "lost" on their way "towards the light." Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The bibliography would be better if some of the fine works on the subject for younger readers were included, but overall, a superb volume that makes history come alive. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Following his Fields of Fury: The American Civil War (2002), McPherson continues the story of what the Civil War meant for America's future and how the U.S. was to be reconstructed. Read full book review >

FLASH POINT by Sneed B. Collard III
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Young teens interested in nature, animals and ecology will probably find much to enjoy. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Luther Wright begins his sophomore year of high school in Montana, making mysterious references to some event that occurred the year earlier and led him to drop football and partying. Read full book review >
A DROWNED MAIDEN’S HAIR by Laura Amy Schlitz
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Overall, an interesting, brisk read, but it will be up to readers to decide how much of this they buy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced story set in 1909, three seemingly caring elderly sisters adopt feisty, orphaned 11-year-old Maud Flynn. Read full book review >
THE PASSAGE by James Killgore
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Dialogue is sometimes used too much to carry the message and the pace is uneven, but this will be a good tale to match with Richard Peck's superb The River Between Us (2003), also set on the Mississippi in the early days of the war. (map, author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Besides offering adventure and a cause to fight for, war is supposed to make men out of boys. Read full book review >

INCANTATION by Alice Hoffman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Echoes of the Holocaust reverberate through this 16th-century tale of a young Spanish woman who discovers through love, betrayal and tragedy that her family is secretly Jewish. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Barbara O'Conner's Soldiers' Voice: The Story of Ernie Pyle (1996). (multimedia resource and address lists, index) (Biography. 11-14)"
Boomhower portrays Pyle, still the most renowned war correspondent ever, as a journalist whose special gift was capturing extraordinary moments in the lives of ordinary people. Read full book review >
STINK CITY by Richard W. Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A leisurely musing on matters olfactory and romantic, this offering features Jennings's trademark wit and offbeat characterization, lyricism alternating with humor to make its own unique literary perfume. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What do you get when the heir to the biggest—and smelliest—catfish-bait company in America decides that fish feel pain? Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Jolly good fun, all around. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The glory of Empire meets Star Trek in this space fantasy-picaresque that Edgar Rice Burroughs would have loved. Read full book review >
AVIELLE OF RHIA by Dia Calhoun
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Calhoun overuses the word 'evil' and sometimes fumbles her earnest messages about race and gender, but the narration is appealingly visual and the characters full of heart. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Spirited characters and vividly multi-hued descriptions buoy unsubtle politics in this terrorism/racism tale. Read full book review >
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Snappy pacing keeps the pages turning in this third installment of the wars between Faeries of the Light, Faeries of the Night and demons from Hael. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Includes black-and-white photos mostly available in other volumes. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Reworking much of the information she presented in her earlier volume, A Friend Called Anne (2004), Lee interweaves information about other children who were placed in camps during the Holocaust, rarely surviving or more likely hidden in a variety of situations. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >