Books to Discover (page 2)

Released: July 13, 2014

"A lighthearted middle-grade adventure filled with infectious enthusiasm."
A young video gamer competes in an interdimensional tournament in Purbaugh's middle-grade debut novel. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 23, 2014

"An amazing story of survival and hope that will resonate with audiences of all ages."
Winkelstein's (Elephant, Elephant, Come Alive!, 2011, etc.) YA novel offers the compelling account of a Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"A well-illustrated dragon tale that may help bridge the gap between young and old readers."
In Barto (Gollywood, Here I Come!, 2014) and Sponaugle's children's picture book, a young dragon slays his captive princess, her prince and finally his own disapproving father—with laughter. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"A handy guide for consumers who want to become smarter, happier buyers."
A trained psychologist and successful businessman offers advice for consumers to help prevent buyer's remorse and avoid sales traps. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2014

"A keenly observed, fast-paced memoir."
A well-traveled veteran of the legal and business worlds reflects on his experiences in the 20th century and beyond. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"An inventive and intelligent, yet accessible, approach to drawing; recommended for everyone from amateurs to professionals."
Spears explores how drawing involves the neurological process of vision as much as it does the movement of the pencil in the artist's hand. Read full book review >
Released: April 13, 2015

"A promising start to a California-set historical romance series."
Silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair and Chinese fortune-cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"A thorough, readable and passionate exploration of an inclusive faith."
Campbell's personal and intellectual understanding of the Bible's historical, man-made roots. Read full book review >
Released: May 20, 2014

"Deft storytelling and a riptide of action propel this cataclysmic narrative along, regardless of its eco-religious ballast."
Young priest Joe Stanton is hunted by a vicious military-industrial conspiracy when he becomes the latest man afflicted by mystic—and very likely fatal—visions of strange marine environments and parental loss. Read full book review >
LEGACY by Ellery A. Kane
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"A dark, emotional story about rebellion, closely in the tradition of the Divergent and Legend trilogies."
In this dystopian thriller, a teenage girl is sent by her scientist mother to bring valuable information to those in rebellion against the totalitarian government. Read full book review >
Released: March 23, 2015

"Sharp writing and realistic characters triumph over a timeworn theme."
In this first novel by a father-and-daughter team, a Native American girl must accept her special gifts in order to fight an evil that threatens the human race. Read full book review >
Warchild's Dreams by V Anna Smith
Released: Sept. 17, 2014

"An edgy YA fantasy featuring a strong heroine who must use her wits and inner strength to survive."
In Smith's debut fantasy novella, the first in a planned trilogy, a teenager is held captive by her father after her mother's death. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >