CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Completely fascinating and unique. (notes on language, bibliography, notes, author's note, suggested reading, historical timeline, important locations, acknowledgements, illustrations, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Elizabeth Jennings, a young, middle-class African-American woman in 1854 New York City, was on her way to church when she became the Rosa Parks of her time. Read full book review >
TERRA NOVA by Shane Arbuthnott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"This spectacular sequel takes steampunk into new territory.(Steampunk. 10-14)"
Now that Molly Stout and family have discovered the truth that spirits are enslaved by Haviland Industries to run the machinery of Terra Nova's industrial district (Dominion, 2017), they have set off on a quest to free as many spirits as they can. Read full book review >

PRETTYBOY MUST DIE by Kimberly Reid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Die Hard with Bond villains and teen spies—explosive. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A disgraced teen CIA operative must race to thwart a terrorist plot after his cover is blown in Reid's (Perfect Liars, 2016, etc.) latest action thriller. Read full book review >
YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK by Jamia Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A beautifully crafted volume that can serve either as an introduction to these figures or as a supplementary text. (glossary) (Collective biography. 9-14)"
A richly illustrated collective biography of 52 black icons, from the well-known to the less familiar. Read full book review >
STARTALK YOUNG READERS EDITION by Neil deGrasse Tyson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Rewarding reading for science geeks and casual browsers alike. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A slimmed-down version of the popular podcast's 2016 print spinoff, reflecting the show's free-wheeling mix of big issues and odd sidelights found at the intersection of the natural world and human culture. Read full book review >

CHECKED by Cynthia Kadohata
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Best for dog lovers, hockey fans, and elite athletes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An 11-year-old elite hockey player struggles with multiple real-world issues while sidelined from pursuing his dream of playing in the NHL. Read full book review >
ALL OUT by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Readers searching for positive, nuanced, and authentic queer representation—or just a darn good selection of stories—need look no further than this superb collection. (Short stories/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A historical-fiction anthology shines the spotlight on queer teens, from as far back as the 1300s up to the turn of the 21st century. Read full book review >
SNOWSISTERS by Tom Wilinsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"In a narrative where learning a writer's craft fuels each coming-of-age, the clear literary metaphors for diversity, tradition, and modernity are both thematic and thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Two lesbian teens with very different backgrounds meet at a writers' retreat. Read full book review >
COCO CHANEL by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"An intriguing, well-rounded portrait of a fascinating woman whose many important contributions to art and fashion remain popular today. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
In a warts-and-all biography, Rubin introduces readers to Coco Chanel, one of the most well-known fashion designers in the world, whose brand epitomized elegance and good taste. Read full book review >
IN SIGHT OF STARS by Gae Polisner
Released: March 13, 2018

"An unapologetic and wry story about a teen finding his way out of a personal crisis. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A teen's road to mental wellness begins when he wakes up in a mental health facility following a break. Read full book review >
NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Heather Ezell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2018

"A decently entertaining story of love, loss, and hope. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The Sunday morning after she loses her virginity, white 16-year-old Audrey Harper is home alone when the evacuation order arrives. Read full book review >
MAPPING THE BONES by Jane Yolen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2018

"Stands out neither as a folk-tale retelling, a coming-of-age story, nor a Holocaust novel. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
A Holocaust tale with a thin "Hansel and Gretel" veneer from the author of The Devil's Arithmetic (1988). 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 >