NIGHTMARE ACADEMY by Dean Lorey
FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Pure entertainment with no thinking required—and that's just fine. (Fiction. 8-16)"
Wild imagination and a formulaic plot provide lots of fun and excitement as a boy faces his nightmares in reality. Read full book review >
DEFECT by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Told with sensitivity and insight, this exploration of a young man's journey to self-acceptance seems particularly compelling in a world of extreme makeovers. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A teen with congenital physical abnormality must chose between being "normal" or "special." Read full book review >

THE LAND OF THE SILVER APPLES by Nancy Farmer
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Jack, Pega and Thorgil prove strong and capable in ways they themselves never suspected, and readers will look forward to the final installment. (appendix, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to The Sea of Trolls (2004), Jack discovers his sister Lucy is a changeling, and he is off on a quest to find his real sister and bring her home. Read full book review >
WHITE MAGIC by Kelly Easton
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"And while it seems that nothing much happens, the ending manages to be both satisfying and believable: Easton's characters grow and change—just like in real life. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Take three outsiders—the easy girl, the ethnic one and the new girl in school. Read full book review >
LOVE, STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli
FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Those meeting Stargirl here for the first time will want to read the previous work to see if Leo is worthy of her devotion. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Susan "Stargirl" Caraway has moved to Pennsylvania, but as independent and free-spirited as she is, she can't seem to let go of Arizona and her old boyfriend Leo Borlock. Read full book review >

COVER-UP by John Feinstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"The World Series? (Fiction. 10-14)"
As 14-year-old Steve heads to Indianapolis to cover the Super Bowl with fellow reporter Susan Carol Anderson, Bill Thomas tells his son, "Just promise me you won't get into any trouble this week." Read full book review >
VENDETTA by Chris Humphreys
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Sky could benefit from a few more weaknesses (his tendency to be the smartest magic user in three countries becomes tiresome), but this trilogy is heating up. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
When Sky studied his maternal grandfather, he was drawn into a dangerous world of Viking shapeshifters, and his cousin Kristin was possessed by the old man's spirit. Read full book review >
GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! by Laura Amy Schlitz
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Brilliant in every way. (foreword, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Schlitz takes the breath away with unabashed excellence in every direction. Read full book review >
HOT LUNCH by Alex Bradley
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Down to earth and satisfying, like the simple recipes it celebrates. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Light and tasty, this humorous confection is seasoned with just enough teen angst to keep things interesting. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The collection is a perfect antidote to the 'problem' novel, offering young readers topics that try their souls and portraits of the souls who try to help them cope. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Readers will hum with pleasure in the afterglow of each story in this powerful collection. Read full book review >
THE ONE O’CLOCK CHOP by Ralph Fletcher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"However, Fletcher's insight into Matt and his boat dreams fly off the page with a solid resonance that will make this a quick, light, summer beach read. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Long-Islander Matt wants a used Boston Whaler and has his eye on one that will cost him around $900. Read full book review >
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Teens young and old will enjoy these gothic tales. (Short stories/horror. 12-15)"
A slim volume of seven stories, ranging from shivery to downright chilling, meant to be told or read aloud. 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 >