A LAND OF PERMANENT GOODBYES by Atia Abawi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A heartbreaking, haunting, and necessary story that offers hope while laying bare the bleakness of the world Tareq leaves and the new one he seeks to join. (Fiction. 12-18)"
From award-winning journalist Abawi (The Secret Sky, 2014) comes an unforgettable novel that brings readers face to face with the global refugee crisis. Read full book review >
WHISKERELLA by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Readers will have a ball with this hilarious, charming story. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster princess Harriet is back in Vernon's take on "Cinderella." Read full book review >

THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Connor's gift for creating complex characters extends to the supporting characters and makes this a compelling read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Under a cloud of suspicion after the death of his best friend, a boy with a "trifecta of troubles" continues as best he can. Read full book review >
A PROBLEMATIC PARADOX by Eliot Sappingfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A glorious cacophony of wildly inventive gadgets, gags, and action. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After her father's abduction, a middle school genius is sent to a school filled with quirks and quarks. Read full book review >
MEET ME AT THE WELL by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A much-needed, thoughtful updating of Bible stories about women that functions as both storytelling experience and classic reference tome. (Religion. 10-14)"
Two award-winning children's-book authors team up for a more modern, feminist take on stories of girls and women in the Hebrew Bible. 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 >
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 >
THE DRAGONET PROPHECY by Tui T. Sutherland
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Dazzling; a must-read for any dragon fan. (Fantasy. 7-13)"
A popular middle-grade dragon series gets a graphic-novel makeover. Read full book review >
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 >
MEZ'S MAGIC by Eliot Schrefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Magic with depth in this new series stunner. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When the magical rainforest of Caldera is threatened by a terrible evil, four young animal friends must overcome their differences to save the rainforest from destruction. Read full book review >
AVALANCHE!  by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A content-enriched page-turner with surprising depth. (Adventure. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old twins Ashley and Ryan Hilder are caught in an avalanche, their survival training, quick thinking, and fortitude make the difference between life and death. Read full book review >
LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An absurdly charming, funny, and romantic odyssey. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Two teens dissect their issues over the course of an eventful journey. 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 >