Support
provided by:
close
 

archive

A Tangle of Knots

A Tangle of Knots

by Lisa Graff

Hardcover, 230 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16.99, published February 5 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • A Tangle of Knots
  • Lisa Graff

Eleven-year-old orphan baker Cady embarks on a journey that leads her to a mysterious house, an old recipe, a family of Talent-seeking children, and a Talent Thief who changes her life forever.

News and Reviews
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

by Neil Gaiman

Hardcover, 181 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published June 18 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
  • Neil Gaiman

When otherworldly beings are set loose on the world, they threaten the life of a little boy. But the extraordinary Hempstock women — Lettie, her mother and her grandmother — summon all of their courage and cleverness to keep him alive. Soon they discover that his survival comes with a high and deadly price.NPR Bestseller

News and Reviews
Love Minus Eighty

Love Minus Eighty

by Will McIntosh

Paperback, 421 pages, Little Brown & Co, $16, published June 11 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Love Minus Eighty
  • Will McIntosh

Will McIntosh explores the disparate love lives of people in a world where death is not necessarily the end, and a cryogenics program turns women who die young and beautiful into "bridesicles."

News and Reviews
book cover

Missing Links and Secret Histories

A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse

by L. Timmel Duchamp

Paperback, 240 pages, Pathway Book Service, $18, published July 1 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Missing Links and Secret Histories
  • A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse
  • L. Timmel Duchamp

Missing Links and Secret Histories imagines a world of "lost" Wikipedia entries, detailing everything from the life of Nancy Drew's mother to the inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe's story, "The Fall of the House of Usher."

News and Reviews
The The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Hardcover, 267 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $27.99, published September 1 2000 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • L. Frank Baum

After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help her return home to Kansas. Illustrated by W. W. Denslow.

News and Reviews
Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

by Anne Ursu

Hardcover, 312 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $16.99, published September 27 2011 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Anne Ursu

Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life. Illustrated by Erin Mcguire.

News and Reviews
The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer

Paperback, 256 pages, Random House Childrens Books, $6.50, published July 1 1993 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer

Norton Juster's classic fantasy — with wry illustrations by Jules Feiffer — follows bored young boy Milo after he receives a mysterious gift: a tollbooth that allows him entrance to the magical "Lands Beyond." Milo and his traveling companion, Tock the watchdog, restore the princesses Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom — and in the process Milo discovers the real world has its own charms.

News and Reviews
The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Paperback, 336 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $7.99, published September 28 2010 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Graveyard Book
  • Neil Gaiman

Reared by ghosts, werewolves and other residents of the hillside cemetery he calls home, an orphan named Nobody Owens wonders how he will manage to survive among the living having learned all his lessons from the dead. And the man Jack — who killed the rest of Nobody's family — is itching to finish the job. Illustrations by Dave McKean.Literary Award Winner

News and Reviews
The Summer Prince

The Summer Prince

by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Hardcover, 289 pages, Scholastic, $17.99, published March 1 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Summer Prince
  • Alaya Dawn Johnson

In the futuristic Brazilian metropolis Palmares Tres, artist June Costa joins the bold new Summer King, Enki, to stage explosive, dramatic projects that the city will never forget. The pair adds fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new tech, and June falls deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.


News and Reviews
The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

by Rick Yancey

Hardcover, 457 pages, Penguin Group USA, $18.99, published May 7 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The 5th Wave
  • Rick Yancey

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.

News and Reviews
Grandville

Grandville

by Bryan Talbot

Hardcover, 97 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $19.99, published July 5 2011 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Grandville
  • Bryan Talbot

In a world where France rules over Great Britain during the nineteenth century, detectives LeBrock, a badger, and Ratzi, a rat, investigate the murder of a British diplomat, which may be connected to corruption within the French government.

News and Reviews
Blacksad

Blacksad

by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

Hardcover, 176 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $29.99, published June 15 2010 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Blacksad
  • Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

Presents three stories in which John Blacksad, private investigator, attempts to find the murderer of an old lover, investigate child abductors, and discover nuclear secrets in the 1950s Red Scare.

News and Reviews
Iron

Iron

Or, The War After

by S. M. Vidaurri

Hardcover, 152 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $24.95, published January 1 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Iron
  • Or, The War After
  • S. M. Vidaurri

Iron: or, The War After will appeal to fans ofMaus andAnimal Farm. S. M. Vidaurri's wordless, delicately illustrated graphic novel is set just after a conflict between predator and prey animals, and follows Hardin the rabbit after he steals a bit of secret intelligence from a military base belonging to the ruling Regime.

News and Reviews
Shadow of Night

Shadow Of Night

by Deborah Harkness

Paperback, 583 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17, published May 28 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Shadow Of Night
  • Deborah Harkness

The sequel to A Discovery of Witches finds Yale professor and reluctant witch Diana Bishop, together with the hunky vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, traveling back in time to Elizabethan London. There, Diana studies at Oxford and seeks a magical tutor while Matthew is forced to confront his past. But when an evil cabal steals a mysterious book, the witch-vampire duo set off on a search across Europe to find it.NPR Bestseller

News and Reviews
Raven Girl

Raven Girl

by Audrey Niffenegger

Hardcover, 80 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $19.95, published May 7 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Raven Girl
  • Audrey Niffenegger

A postman and a raven fall in love in this illustrated book for adults.

News and Reviews
House of Secrets

House of Secrets

by Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus

Hardcover, 490 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $17.99, published April 23 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • House of Secrets
  • Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus

Cordelia, Brendan and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.

News and Reviews
Sister Mine

Sister Mine

by Nalo Hopkinson

Hardcover, 305 pages, Grand Central Pub, $23.99, published March 12 2013 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Sister Mine
  • Nalo Hopkinson

Despite her demigod lineage, Makeda, unlike her formerly co-joined twin sister Abby, possesses no magic. She leaves Abby to set out on her own for a life of independence, but but when her father goes missing, she must reconcile with her sibling.

News and Reviews

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Podcast + RSS Feeds

Podcast RSS

  • Books