BESTSELLERS

PATINA by Jason Reynolds
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
Another stellar lap—readers will be eager to see who's next. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
LAUGH OUT LOUD by James Patterson

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2017
This zany romp through venture capitalism and self-promotion self-identifies as a story "that kids will love"—but readers will be better served by any of the titles named throughout. (Fiction 7-10)Read full book review >

UNI THE UNICORN AND THE DREAM COME TRUE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
A sweet story for anyone who needs to find a little sunshine and sparkle. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
LIFE 3.0 by Max  Tegmark
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
Prophesies have a dreadful record, but they are also endlessly fascinating. Readers may balk now and then—Tegmark's solutions to inevitable mass unemployment are a stretch—but most will find the narrative irresistible. Read full book review >
THE BURNING GIRL by Claire Messud
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
Emotionally intense and quietly haunting. Read full book review >

MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
A powerful, well-turned story about abuse, its consequences, and what it takes to survive it. Read full book review >
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless. It's Three Pines as you have never seen it before. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDSHIP CODE by Stacia Deutsch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Between the integrated logic and the consciously diverse cast, a wonderful series launch. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
GIRLS WHO CODE by Reshma Saujani
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
An encouraging supplementary resource for young coders. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)Read full book review >
CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR! by Aaron Reynolds
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Perfect for those looking for a scary Halloween tale that won't leave them with more fears than they started with. Pair with Dr. Seuss' tale of animate, empty pants. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
THE MERMAID by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
Not quite just right but sure to please Brett's fans. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
AUTUMN by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Kirkus Star
by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Ingvild Burkey, illustrated by Vanessa Baird

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
An engagingly wide-ranging set of meditations. 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 >