Kirkus Star
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit

Series: Legendary Journeys

SPACE by Mike Goldsmith
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)"
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Read full book review >
GOLIATH by Scott Westerfeld
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

The Leviathan trilogy-ender delivers on the promise of the series: thrilling airship battles, world travel, ginormous Tesla coils and a few daring smooches.

A revolution in Istanbul behind them, Alek and Deryn travel wherever the living airship Leviathan is ordered by the British Empire. Read full book review >

TRAINS by Philip Steele
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Less a pop-up than a pull-out, this survey of railroad history is jampacked with facts delivered in discrete chunks that are nevertheless organized to cover, spread by spread, the development of railroads in Europe and the United States, different rail and engine technologies, the spread of rail transportation around the world, challenges offered by differing terrains, modern trains and train stations. Read full book review >