BESTSELLERS

GOODNIGHT, NUMBERS by Danica McKellar
by Danica McKellar, illustrated by Alicia Padrón

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017
The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon. (Picture book. 2-4)Read full book review >
BLITZED by Norman Ohler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017
Written with dramatic flair (Ohler has published several novels in Germany), this book adds significantly to our understanding of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS by Michael Finkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017
A thoughtful, honest, and poignant portrait. Read full book review >
SOUTH AND WEST by Joan Didion
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017
An almost spectral text haunted by a past that never seems distant. Read full book review >
EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017
One of the most bittersweet love stories in modern memory and a book to savor even while despairing of its truths. Read full book review >

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
This story is necessary. This story is important. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
LIFEBLOOD by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
Tense, philosophical, and enthralling. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
STRANGER THAN FANFICTION by Chris Colfer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
A standard novel about being true to who you are. (Fiction. 15-17)Read full book review >
SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017
A charming read with an important message that no matter one's stature, "the way we move tells the world who we are." (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
RADIANT CHILD by Javaka Steptoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Stellar bookmaking—a riveting portrait of a young artist. (author's note, bibliography, biography) (Picture book/biography. 6-12)Read full book review >
DODGE CITY by Tom Clavin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
There's some rehashing of the old but much that is new, making this a must-have for buffs—nothing world-changing but a nicely spun Wild West yarn to satisfy even the most ardent consumer of oaters. Read full book review >
BONE BOX by Faye Kellerman

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
A low-concept small-town procedural that delivers more authenticity than suspense, with so many forgettable suspects, witnesses, and potential victims that you'll need a grade book to keep them straight. 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 >