Books to Discover (page 4)

CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 24, 2014

"An important, accessible take on understanding autism spectrum disorder."
In this debut children's book, a young bunny and his parents deal with his diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Mars needs milk in this tongue-in-cheek, slam-bang bit of YA escapism that's best for members of the PlayStation-playing generation."
In LeVasseur's debut middle-grade sci-fi novel, a friendly extraterrestrial girl whisks a Nebraska farm boy away for a wild adventure of Martian intrigue, rebellion and invasion. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A funny, exciting novel for young readers that's likely to find many fans."
A middle-grade debut fantasy-adventure novel about a student with a knack for getting in trouble. Read full book review >
ARRGH! by Stacey R. Campbell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A satisfying, well-told story of an orphan boy who escapes the clutches of his pirate abductors, proves himself courageous and finds the real treasure of family."
A high-seas middle-grade adventure about an orphan captured by pirates who befriends a talking mouse. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"With a touch of sci-fi, this penultimate installation of a fantasy series delivers rich characters and complex plotlines."
In this second installment of O'Connor's (Silevethiel, 2013, etc.) YA fantasy series, a young man, fighting to save the world, is tested when an old adversary returns to wreak more destruction. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
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 >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
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 >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
ROMANCE
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >