Lives of England's Reigning and Consort Queens by H. Eugene Lehman
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A useful reference about famous and relatively overlooked figures of English history."
A comprehensive historical work about how royal mistresses, wives and queens influenced and helped shape the future of Britain from the Dark Ages to the present. Read full book review >
ME, MY MOTHER, MY LIFE by Ayomide Adeniola
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A well-written personal tale of a woman's trials of the spirit and her passage to healing."
Adeniola examines her relationship with her mother in this self-help book. Read full book review >

4900 Nights by Homer Van Meter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2011

"An awkward beginning develops into a smooth account of multiple reincarnations as the author traces 'the silvery flecks of memories of people who used to be.'"
In his first nonfiction effort, Van Meter (Day of the Little Guy, 1996) documents the rise and fall of his past lives. Read full book review >
Radium Baby by St. John Karp
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2013

"A devilishly rich, satisfying scientific confection."
In Karp's debut young-adult novel, three preteens compete to prove their connection to famous scientists who died more than a decade ago. Read full book review >
The Iron Order by Matthew Bruce Barr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2013

"A strong opening to a children's fantasy series."
In a land of prophecy and magic, a young boy proves that individuals still have a choice in Barr's (Grasshopper in the Ant Hill, 2011) children's fantasy tale, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >

The Incident at Montebello by P. A. Moed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"A story of love, loyalty and politics during a tumultuous age in history."
In Moed's debut novel, based on historical events, Benito Mussolini accidentally kills a young girl with his car. Read full book review >
The Divinity Paradox by Vincent Vale
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2013

"An initially interesting, but ultimately exhausting, foray into science versus humanity."
A fanciful sci-fi novel that offers another take on the mad scientist. Read full book review >
AKA Shakespeare by Peter A. Sturrock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A thought exercise delivered in a unique format that provokes more questions than answers."
In screenplay format, four characters debate the real identity of Shakespeare, using Bayesian statistics to justify their conclusions. Read full book review >
The Ascent of PJ Marshall by Brian J. Anderson
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A sometimes clunky, often confusing and slow-paced thriller that fails to deliver the chills."
In this debut novel, a devoted son sets out to discover his father's whereabouts after he suddenly, inexplicably disappears. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2013

"Another victory on the high seas for Roman."
Roman's (Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience: A Captain No Beard Story, 2013) latest adventure about Captain No Beard and his band of plucky pirates tackles the issue of stranger danger. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: May 15, 2013

"A well-intentioned, heartfelt plea for fairness, but one unlikely to change minds."
A lawyer and retired soldier argues that Orthodox Jewish women should be fully included as rabbis, cantors and minyan members. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >