CHAINBREAKER by Tara Sim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Although the story has plenty of ambition and moments of admirably lyrical prose, in the end, it does not fully realize its promising premise. (Steampunk. 14-18)"
In 1876, someone is destroying the clock towers that control India's time. Read full book review >
ROOKIE ON LOVE by Tavi Gevinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A thoughtful, light read celebrating a universal emotion. (Anthology. 12-18)"
Curated from Rookie, an online magazine dedicated to teens and founded in 2011 by a then-15-year-old Gevinson, this anthology offers tales of love from 45 different, diverse voices. Read full book review >

MARCH FORWARD, GIRL by Melba Pattillo Beals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A valuable addition to the stories of life in Jim Crow America. (Memoir. 10-16)"
One of the Little Rock Nine describes her childhood in the years leading up to the 1957 event. Read full book review >
TOGETHER AT MIDNIGHT by Jennifer Castle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Feel-good holiday fare. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two teens take on a challenge to perform meaningful acts of kindness after witnessing an accident on the streets of New York City. Read full book review >
THE BLACK PANTHER by Ronald L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An entertaining thrill that leaves readers wanting more. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
T'Challa, I've got a feeling we're not in Wakanda anymore. Read full book review >

WARRIOR GENIUS  by Michael Dante DiMartino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Easy reading with a detailed magical system involving the arts and sacred geometry—an excellent spark to learning more about both in the real world. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Giacomo, his friends, and their Geniuses—magical familiars—survived a huge battle and are now on their way to find the second of three Sacred Tools after series opener Rebel Genius (2016). Read full book review >
BETTY BEFORE X by Ilyasah Shabazz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A personal, political, and powerful imagining of the early life of the late activist. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A passion for social justice blossoms during the middle school years for the girl who grew up to become Dr. Betty Shabazz. Read full book review >
TURN IT UP! by Jen Calonita
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Although there is lip service to sisterhood, this novel plays right into many of the most insidious negative stereotypes of teenage girls. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Relationship drama among girls dominates this lightweight offering. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A collection that adds much-needed diversity to the existing teen-romance genre. (Romance. 14-18)"
Fourteen short stories from prominent authors for teens explore the moments when two people first meet. Read full book review >
BATMAN by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An engaging character piece with enough Batman allusions to intrigue fans and newcomers alike. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Young Bruce Wayne has a pre-Batman adventure. Read full book review >
YOU'LL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"While the fraught sibling relationship rings true, the narrative is ultimately too detached for the subject matter. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the genetic lottery strikes a family unevenly, only one twin gets a death sentence. Read full book review >
THE TRUE QUEEN  by Sarah Fine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Fiery, icy, sad, thrilling. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
It takes two people to make one queen. 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 >