FOOLISH HEARTS by Emma Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The course of true love never did run smooth, but in the case of these two lovers, the journey is worth your while. (Fiction. 13-18)"
In Mills' (This Adventure Ends, 2016, etc.) latest, the beginning of senior year leads to new friendships and new love. Read full book review >
PLAGUE LAND by Alex Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"For fans of overwhelming and grisly carnage. (Horror. 13-16)"
A New Jersey teen transplanted to London survives a devastating new pandemic—but almost nobody else does. Read full book review >

EVER THE BRAVE  by Erin Summerill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A forgettable sequel. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Britta deals with secrets and fallout from the events of Ever the Hunted (2016). Read full book review >
THE FALL OF THE READERS by Django Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Three cheers for a female protagonist who demonstrates strong leadership skills without losing the prospect of love or friendship. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Alice Creighton finds out surprising truths about her own origins in this fourth and final book in the Forbidden Library series. Read full book review >
THE STOLEN CROWN  by Eva Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Fans of the first book will likely be pleased, but it doesn't invite new readers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Outlaw Elinor Dray and the League of Archers are back (League of Archers, 2016). Read full book review >

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A SECONDHAND HEART by Tamsyn Murray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Despite skipped beats, this satisfies as fablelike, destined romance: the metaphorical stuff of hearts. (Fiction. 14-18)"
One teen gets a heart transplant; another teen loses her brother and doesn't know who received his organs. Read full book review >
50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR by John D. Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"It's the details that grab readers' attention here instead of the big picture. (thumbnail bios, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This series entry delivers exactly what the title says. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Assorted revelations for enquirers who prefer their science straight up but not without occasional (semi-) comical relief. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
More answers to questions common and otherwise from the veteran author of Ask a Science Teacher (2013). Read full book review >
RULES OF RAIN by Leah Scheier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Refreshingly thoughtful character development in a familiar package. (recipes) (Fiction. 14-17)"
As her controlled world begins fraying apart, the brother that Rain has taken care of most of her life becomes the support she needs most. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A bit patchy productionwise, but vivacious and well-argued. (timeline, glossary, source list, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
A tribute to the indefatigable Supreme Court justice—the only member of that esteemed bench ever to become a meme. Read full book review >
R.I.P. ELIZA HART by Alyssa Sheinmel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A public-service announcement about mental illness wrapped up as a compelling mystery that will keep readers going until the hopeful conclusion. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sometimes mean girls have a reason. Read full book review >
FINAL FALL  by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Mori's crackerjack characterization (balanced between appealing and appalling) and the tight pacing overcome this finale's weaknesses of plotting and prose. (Mystery. 13-15)"
The origin of an antihero. 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 >