BESTSELLERS

RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY by Kelly Clarkson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Clarkson's fans may like this, but Kenny Loggins' Footloose, illustrated by Tim Bowers (2016), is a superior zoo adventure/song combo. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
MY OWN WORDS by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Only the most dedicated Ginsburg fans, and there are many, will devour everything here, but most readers will find items of interest from this icon of women's rights. Read full book review >

WINTER STORMS by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A series only works when the characters are worth following over the long haul, and Hilderbrand is a master, making for a satisfying conclusion to her Christmas at the Inn story. Read full book review >
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Another heartwarming seasonal Macomber tale, which fans will find as bright and cozy as a blazing fire on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maria Semple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
This author is on her way to becoming a national treasure. Read full book review >

THE TRESPASSER by Tana French

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Respect is owed to French for making her interrogation scenes good enough to really spike your blood pressure, but the magic of previous installments is missing. Read full book review >
SWARM by Scott Westerfeld
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A high-octane bundle of thrills. (Science fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
How can such a hefty tome be un-put-down-able excitement from beginning to end? (glossary) (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
More inspiration than documentation but definitively global in scope, a happy contrast to so many Eurocentric "world" surveys. (Collective biography. 11-15)Read full book review >
THE INQUISITOR'S TALE by Adam Gidwitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. (Fantasy. 11 & up)Read full book review >
THE SECRET KEEPERS by Trenton Lee Stewart
by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Diana Sudyka

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) will welcome Stewart's latest puzzling adventure, whose seemingly ordinary hero proves quite extraordinary. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A superb memoir by any standard, but one of the best to have been written by a rock star. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >