HOPE IN THE HOLLER by Lisa Lewis Tyre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A moving and richly engaging tale of despair and redemption. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There isn't much of anything but crushing poverty in the holler, making hope hard to sustain. Read full book review >
UNEARTHED by Amie Kaufman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Readers would be more invested in the ending if they could experience the actual beginning. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Two young people join forces in the abandoned temples of the planet Gaia in this sci-fi series opener. Read full book review >

A QUIET KIND OF THUNDER by Sara Barnard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Both earnest and nuanced without seeking causes or cures. (Fiction. 14-16)"
A 16-year-old English girl with too much anxiety to speak in public makes a new friend. Read full book review >
BENEATH THE HAUNTING SEA by Joanna Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Epic, musical, and tender. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A rightful empress, exiled before she takes the throne, finds that her destiny lies under the ocean. Read full book review >
NICE TRY, JANE SINNER by Lianne Oelke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Character-driven, humorous, and deceptively profound. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young Canadian woman joins the cast of a campus-produced reality TV show after she bombs out of her senior year of high school and decides to get her diploma at a local community college. Read full book review >

A TAXONOMY OF LOVE by Rachael Allen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Patient readers will want to follow Spencer and Hope's tangled relationship just to see where it finally ends up. (Romance. 13-18)"
Two teens chronicle six years of their unpredictable relationships. Read full book review >
VERY, VERY, VERY DREADFUL by Albert Marrin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Not one to shy away from unnerving details, Marrin relays what researchers and scientist express today: another influenza pandemic will unquestionably strike again. (notes, bibliography, further reading, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A comprehensive history of the influenza pandemic of 1918, the worst global killer that humankind has experienced. Read full book review >
FACING FREDERICK by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A spirited biography that fully honors its redoubtable subject. (author's note, timeline, source notes, selected sources, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The story of one of the most iconic and photographed figures in American history. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >