With its hot-pink cover and boy-band theme, Harmony Jones's Girl vs Boy Band, the Right Track (Bloomsbury, £6.99) is sure to be a hit with the nine-to-12 age group. Lark's record-producer mother invites three British teenage boys to her LA mansion, to prepare them for their pop debut.
Marc Lewis is not your typical former drug addict. Now a highly-regarded neuroscientist, he grew up in Canada as the child of middle-class, Conservative synagogue-attending parents and excelled academically. Yet by his mid-20s, he was addicted to opiates, shooting up and stealing to feed his habit.
On the morning of July 5 1995, Malcolm Rifkind sat behind the foreign secretary's desk for the first time. As he admired the way the light fell from the tall windows overlooking Horse Guards and St James' Park, Britain's first Jewish foreign secretary since Rufus Isaacs's two-month tenure six decades previously, felt as if he had come home.
Alberto Manguel is a writer free of provinciality in both space and time. Born in Argentina, resident of Canada, he has lived in Tel Aviv and London and has travelled the globe extensively. Quest for knowledge has made him a lifelong reader of books of all types.
At first glance, this book may look like just another in a long line of family memoirs recounting the horrors inflicted by the Nazis upon beloved forebears and the new lives built up after the war by those lucky enough to survive. But Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg's chronicle of his "Dear Ones" is far more than this.