BESTSELLERS

THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
With a refreshingly original concept, this substantial fantasy, the first in a duology, is an undeniable page-turner. (Fantasy. 14-adult)Read full book review >
TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
Anyone can jump into the Numair Chronicles, but the novel will especially appeal to fans of the Tortall books. (Fantasy. 12-adult)Read full book review >

CLICK, CLACK, MOO I LOVE YOU! by Doreen Cronin
Kirkus Star
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017
A lesson in diversity and making people welcome that starts kids off on the right foot in these rough, divided times. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CHANCE? by Kobi Yamada
by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
This is a book that will grow with readers: use it to inspire conversations of a philosophical nature as well as for practical problem-solving. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER by Francisco Cantú
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
A devastating narrative of the very real human effects of depersonalized policy. Read full book review >

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON by Kate Bowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
An inspiring story of finding faith—in God, in family, and in oneself—while walking close to the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
In this era of fake news, Coll remains above it all, this time delivering an impeccably researched history of "diplomacy at the highest levels of government in Washington, Islamabad, and Kabul." Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
Subtle, well-crafted, and powerful. Read full book review >
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018
A tour de force. Read full book review >
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
Kirkus Star
by Melissa Albert, illustrated by Jim Tierney

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Not everybody lives, and certainly not "happily ever after"—but within all the grisly darkness, Alice's fierce integrity and hard-won self-knowledge shine unquenched. (Fantasy. 16-adult)Read full book review >
THE WORD COLLECTOR by Peter H. Reynolds

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
Enchanting if monolingual. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018
The aura of Camelot lives on in a book for Kennedy completists and those who enjoy tales of the rich and powerful. 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 >