BESTSELLERS

SURVIVORS CLUB by Michael Bornstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017
In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)Read full book review >
BASEBALL GENIUS by Tim Green

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017
A bunt at best, but Green's a good enough storyteller to keep readers in the game. (Fiction. 10-13)Read full book review >

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

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
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
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 AND TEEN
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 AND TEEN
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >