BESTSELLERS

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 >

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 >
THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Drew Daywalt
Kirkus Star
by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Adam Rex

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017
A closer-to-perfect pairing couldn't be imagined. Everyone wins! (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >

WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J.  Palacio
by R.J. Palacio, illustrated by R.J. Palacio

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017
A feel-good volume lacking the wonder of Wonder. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
by Brandon Mull, illustrated by Brandon Dorman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017
Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)Read full book review >
OUT OF WONDER by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017
A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 8-14)Read full book review >
SURVIVORS CLUB by Michael Bornstein
CHILDREN'S
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
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
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 >
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 >
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 >