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ELITES OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
A cunningly charted sequel that improves on its predecessor. (Science fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
THE WIZARDS OF ONCE by Cressida Cowell
by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Cressida Cowell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
A delightful magical romp. (Fantasy. 9-13)Read full book review >

THE WAR I FINALLY WON by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Thoughtful, brave, true, and wise beyond her years, Ada is for the ages—as is this book. Wonderful. (Historical fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
I AM GANDHI  by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
Only barely informative and severely lacking in authenticity. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)Read full book review >
AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN) by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE by Mark Twain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
A pensive and whimsical work that Twain would applaud. (Picture book. 8-adult)Read full book review >
I'M JUST NO GOOD AT RHYMING by Chris Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
The inspired and inspiring sense of play knows no bounds. (Poetry. 5-12)Read full book review >
WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017
A deceptively simple, tender tale in which respect, resilience, and hope triumph. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS by Shel Silverstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017
Cead with rare and lave a good haugh; there can't be too many more like these. (Poetry. 6-12)Read full book review >
THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING  by Alexandra Bracken
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
Strong characters and humor lift an otherwise slow and complicated plot. (Fantasy/horror. 9-14)Read full book review >
IT TAKES A VILLAGE by Hillary Rodham Clinton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017
The book reaches for inspiring but stalls out at bland. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
SAM, THE MOST SCAREDY-CAT KID IN THE WHOLE WORLD by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
A well-meaning miss. (Picture book. 3-7)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 >