A history of news photog-
raphy and a collection of stories about
presidents and the characters behind the
cameras at the White House.
All Against the Law:
The Criminal Activities
of the Depression Era
Bank Robbers, Mafia,
FBI, Politicians, & Cops
Bill Friedman. Old School
Amazon.com; bn.com; e-book retailers
Friedman connects the Depression’s
public enemy bank robbers, the creation
of the FBI, Kansas City’s corrupt political/
Mafia machine, and what he claims was
President Harry Truman’s sellout to organized crime.
The United Nations’ Top Job: A Close
Look at the Work of Eight Secretaries-
Lucia Mouat. CreateSpace.
$18.50 paper (519p), ISBN
How U.N. leaders have
applied their special skills—largely as medi-
ators—in pursuit of a more peaceful world.
The Terrible Machines Return: The
Stellar Life of Jpeg the Robot Dog,
C.J. Atticus, illus. by
C.J. Atticus. $6.95
paper (110p), ISBN
Jpeg’s cosmic adven-
ture continues as he
becomes a pack leader while defending
his robot friends Wick, Cammy, and Tux
from a terrible machine determined to turn
them into space junk. Ages 6–8.
Jules Bass, illus. by Lawrence Christ-
mas. Eltanin Publish-
ing. $4.99 e-book ISBN
When a simple trick
goes wrong, 15-year-old
Gilbert Myrddin, amateur magician, trans-
forms a group of readers into characters
from his father’s books (and himself into
the image of Merlin). To undo the damage,
Gilbert embarks on a wild quest that leads
back to Arthurian times. Ages 8–12.
Bubba the Bulldog Tries to Smile
Bree Clausen. Bree Clausen. $19.99 hardcover (28p), ISBN 9780991387106;
$3.99 e-book ASIN
Smiling is contagious in
this picture book. When
his best friend breaks his
leg, Bubba does the impossible—lifting his heavy lips into a smile.
Komali da Silva. CreateSpace. $11.48
paper (278p), ISBN
e-book ASIN B00I1AF362
Sixteen-year-old Dawn has been warned by
a few people about visions they have seen, not
to mention all the strange feelings she has had
about being watched and hearing things. But
when she disappears into the night, will she
ever be found again? Ages 12–16.
Calling an Angel
Richard de Montebello. SaberCat Comics.
$12.95 paper (288p),
$3.99 e-book ISBN
In this religious com-
edy, Gabriel, an unim-
pressive man, enters Safe Haven’s medical
walk-in facility and says to the nurses,
“Could you please tell the doctor that his
angel is here to see him.” Is Gabriel a real
angel, a con man, or just plain nuts? What-
ever he is, he turns the whole town upside
down. Ages 12–16.
The Sign of the Shell: A
Sea Otter Mystery
Teresa Williams Irvin.
paper (68p), ISBN
A story of love and loss,
of mystery and danger, and of growing up
and finding one’s way in
the world. Ages 7–11.
What Every Dragon
Cari Lyn. Lapis Moon
hardcover (32p), ISBN 9781937576035
What does every dragon need? A princess of course. Follow Percival on his quest
to find out what is a princess and, more
importantly, how he can find one. Ages
Seekers: A World Within a World
Liz Morris. Carpenter’s Son Publishing. $14.99 paper (320p), ISBN
9781940262031; $9.99 e-book ASIN
B00J44M9MK; BN ID
Thrust into a world
where there is a supernatu-
ral correlation for every-
thing that happens in the natural world,
Nettle and Tommy find themselves being
watched. Suddenly all the rules change, and
they are catapulted into a spiritual battle for
their very souls. Ages 12–18.
Jen Naumann. Phantom Owl Press. $15.99
paper (421p), ISBN 9780991576203;
$3.99 e-book ASIN
B00IXASBQY; BN ID
Harper Young knows
something unnatural killed
her boyfriend. She refuses