THE KING’S ARROW by Michael Cadnum
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Cadnum's novels about the Crusades, for all their flaws, are considerably more compelling. (foreword) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Another medieval tale from Cadnum—this one set in 1100 and centered on the killing of William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror. Read full book review >
THE CIRCLE OF BLOOD by Alane Ferguson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Teen readers with a taste for gory mysteries will find this suspenseful page-turner a delightful diversion. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Who needs CSI? Read full book review >

NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Turner (Gorilla Doctors, 2005) has provided a perspective on space exploration that is both down to earth and out of this world. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Astrobiologists can't travel to extraterrestrial locations for their research—yet—so they make do with extreme environments on Earth. Read full book review >
THE OVERLORD PROTOCOL by Mark Walden
FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Readers will be waiting for the next installment with bated breath. (Fiction. 10-14)"
H.I.V.E. (The Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is beginning to feel like home to Otto Malpense. Read full book review >
RUNEMARKS by Joanne Harris
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A mini-course in Norse mythology for the tween set. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The Lightning Thief meets The Sea of Trolls in this well-executed, if rather plodding children's debut by the author of the adult novel, Chocolat. Read full book review >

GIRL, BARELY 15 by Sue Limb
FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"This latest installment in the Jess Jordan saga is perfectly fun and, of course, zany. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Jess Jordan is starting to regret volunteering to host a male French exchange student, at least until his letter and photo arrive in the mail. Read full book review >
AIRMAN by Eoin Colfer
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Laced with explosions and sudden violence, well-stocked with ugly customers and replete with cliffhangers, this high-flying page-turner will keep readers riveted to their seats from opening gunshot to final sword thrust. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Set at the end of the 19th century, this savage, enthralling melodrama pits a young would-be aviator against a high official so fiendishly clever and evil that his name—Bonvilain—seems a drastic understatement. Read full book review >
SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW by Jessica Day George
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Rich in Norwegian lore and perfectly delicious to read. (Fiction/fairytale. 10-14)"
With spirit, energy and a puckish sense of humor, George weaves the "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon" tale into a novel-length saga. Read full book review >
GHOST LETTERS by Stephen Alter
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A satisfying read for those who can suspend disbelief. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Tea leaves say that seventh-grader Gilbert Mendelson-Finch will be a messenger of peace, save a life and hold the key of love, a tall order for a boy recently expelled from his boarding school. Read full book review >
THE GLASS WORD by Kai Meyer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Excessive explanation and exposition renders this conclusion dull and slow. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
A series that began with offbeat potential ends with tedium. Read full book review >
SHOOTING THE MOON by Frances O’Roark Dowell
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Ineffably wise and picture-perfect. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Having been raised in the Gospel According to the Colonel all her life, confirmed Army brat Jamie Dexter (who'll be 13 in December and therefore knows everything) is mystified when her father—the Colonel—seems less-than-delighted at her brother's choice to forego college for a tour in Vietnam. Read full book review >
THE SCARLET STOCKINGS by Charlotte Kandel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

In this cousin to Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes, Daphne, a 13-year-old British orphan, is determined to become a prima ballerina. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >