BESTSELLERS

LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017
Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers. (Collective biography. 6-12)Read full book review >
DREAM BIG DREAMS by Pete Souza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017
Souza has given a hopeful gift for the generations: a keeper. (Nonfiction. 5-12)Read full book review >

THE MAGIC MISFITS by Neil Patrick Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017
An earnest message about discovering the magic in the world and finding the family that suits you. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
For lovers of fairy tales, this story of sisterhood, taking risks, and being kind is a physically beautiful book with an appealing cover and captivating full-color illustrations. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
HERE WE ARE by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017
Big ideas ably packed into little, bright packages. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >

THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW by Jessica Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017
Not genre-shattering but a solid read for genre fans. (Fantasy. 8-13)Read full book review >
MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL by Malala Yousafzai
by Malala Yousafzai, illustrated by Kerascoët

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
An inspiring introduction to the young Nobel Peace Prize winner and a useful conversation starter. (Picture book/memoir. 5-8)Read full book review >
THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
A howl. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
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 >
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 >