BESTSELLERS

ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017
A pleasant diversion for younger teen readers who cannot get enough of all things Hamilton. (Historical fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017
Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >

HOW TO RAISE A MOM by Jean Reagan
by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017
Still, this may be just the ticket for harried moms who want to point out all they do for their kids and get a little help in return—sly fun in other words. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE GATEKEEPERS by Chris Whipple
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017
A well-researched, well-written review of a unique government position—informative for the general public and an insightful blueprint for the new administration. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN SICKNESS by Elisabeth Rosenthal
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017
A scathing denouncement, stronger in portraying the system's problems than in offering pragmatic solutions. Read full book review >

THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Karen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
An atmospheric and entertaining look at the friends who keep your secrets—and the friends who keep you guessing until it's too late. Read full book review >
SONG OF THE LION by Anne Hillerman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
The latest from Hillerman (Rock with Wings, 2015, etc.) continues worldbuilding in a tale that will reward long-term readers. Read full book review >
THE BURIAL HOUR by Jeffery Deaver

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
As even Lord Peter Wimsey demonstrated, a detective's entitled to a break during his honeymoon. Expect Rhyme and Company to be back to fighting strength by next year. Read full book review >
ONE PERFECT LIE by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
A bonus is some strategic leavening via Scottoline's journalistic aphorisms, as when one of the students' mothers imagines a romance with the imposter hero: "She knew that it was an inappropriate fantasy, but no fantasy worth having was appropriate." Read full book review >
SHADOWCASTER by Cinda Williams Chima

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: April 4, 2017
By no means a stand-alone but—like the entire saga—essential for any epic-fantasy collection and catnip for lovers of the genre. (Fantasy. 12-adult)Read full book review >
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007
A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD by Bill Nye
by Bill Nye, Gregory Mone, illustrated by Nick Iluzada

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017
Fast-paced enough to engage even reluctant readers, informative without being didactic, and entertaining: a solid series start. (Adventure. 9-14)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 >