RED GLASS by Laura Resau
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Emotionally charged and powerful. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Sophie is well loved at home by her mother, stepfather and great aunt, who form a multi-ethnic family of great courage and compassion. Read full book review >
KISS MY BOOK by Jamie Michaels
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Michaels refers to many superb books and sonnets, making this a veritable primer of must-reads—sort of a reading revolution version of Flashdance. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ruby is a celebrity author with a bestselling book; she only revels in her success briefly, as she's accused of plagiarism on national television. Read full book review >

GYM CANDY by Carl Deuker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"A superb sports novel with no easy resolutions and a good match with Robert Lipsyte's Raiders Night (2006). (Fiction. 12-15)"
Mick Johnson wants to be a star running back. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Both the children and the adults do learn to cooperate, an obvious message but one puzzle-loving readers may not mind. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For her tenth birthday, puzzle enthusiast Winston Breen gave his little sister Katie a decorative box with a secret compartment containing four curious strips of wood with numbers and letters. Read full book review >
I CONQUER BRITAIN by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Light and funny, Sheldon's characters are smart, offbeat and completely real. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this companion novel to Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America (2005), Cherokee Salamanca travels to England from her home in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

THE LAST KNIGHT by Hilari Bell
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The humorous dialogue and the friendship that develops between the two will make this magical medieval mystery a fun read with the ending open for a possible sequel. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Knights errant have been extinct for more than 200 years, but Sir Michael decides it is his chosen profession. Read full book review >
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The disturbing definition of female sexiness just tops off this queen's notably passive and love-focused role, and may well outweigh Brennan's sweet touches and lovely final revelations. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The clever dénouement of the series is crisper than the middle installments but strikingly obsolete in its depictions of gender and race. Read full book review >
THE VERY ORDERED EXISTENCE OF MERILEE MARVELOUS by Suzanne Crowley
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The dénouement is emotionally implausible but amiable, with a gentle touch of magical realism. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Crowley's debut is a slow-cooked homage to small-town eccentricity and ritual. Read full book review >
THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY by Adam Rex
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Inspired but problematic. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Gratuity Tucci ("Tip" for short) has a problem. Read full book review >
CANDYFLOSS by Jacqueline Wilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"British idioms outlined in 'Floss's Glossary.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
Flora (Floss) Barnes shuttles back and forth between Dad and Mum, Steve and half-brother Tiger. Read full book review >
IF A TREE FALLS AT LUNCH PERIOD by Gennifer Choldenko
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This will appeal to a wide range of middle-school readers and would make a great book-club or classroom discussion. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Kirsten and Walk start the first day of seventh grade with one thing in common: They're both late. Read full book review >
DON’T CALL ME ISHMAEL by Michael Gerard Bauer
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The combination of insults about Melville, great characters, humor, intelligence and the honest portrayal of bullying makes for a fantastic, all-encompassing read. (Fiction. 11-15)"
With a name like Ishmael Leseur, one can imagine the amount of teasing the 14-year-old endures. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >