BESTSELLERS

PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE by Ellen Hopkins

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
An interesting thought experiment. (Prose/fiction hybrid. 16-18)Read full book review >
THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sonia Sotomayor
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
Adapted from her memoir for adults, My Beloved World (2013), in the hope of inspiring children to dream even the dreams they cannot at first imagine, this book should thoroughly achieve that goal. A must read. (glossary, Supreme Court overview) (Memoir. 10-18)Read full book review >

DREAMERS by Yuyi Morales
Kirkus Star
by Yuyi Morales, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
A resplendent masterpiece. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
TURNING PAGES by Sonia Sotomayor
by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Lulu Delacre

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
A thoughtful introduction to both the power of reading and an inspiring role model. (timeline, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)Read full book review >
FASHION CLIMBING by Bill Cunningham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
A lively tale of a life in style and a delightful homage to the days before women stopped wearing hats. Read full book review >

BIG GAME by Mark Leibovich
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
Must-read gossip for NFL junkies. Read full book review >
THE GOOD NEIGHBOR by Maxwell King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
Serviceable overall, but strong in its demonstration that Rogers was not just a good neighbor and a good friend to children, but also a very good man. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
An important examination of dismaying social and cultural trends. Read full book review >
EVERY DAY IS EXTRA by John Kerry

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
Wonky, as befits the author, but a smart look at not just his life, but also our times. Read full book review >
21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by Yuval Noah Harari
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
Harari delivers yet another tour de force. Read full book review >
FIELD OF BONES by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
On the plus side, Jance's heroine does get to hear the most suitable compliment imaginable from a hard-used victim: "I never knew cops could be so nice." Read full book review >
TIMELESS by R.A. Salvatore

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
Salvatore fans will rejoice. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >