THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE by Crystal Cestari
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A sequel with even less magic—literal and figurative—than its predecessor. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
The story of Amber Sand, matchmaker extraordinaire, continues after The Best Kind of Magic (2017). Read full book review >
BETWEEN THE LINES by Nikki Grimes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Although it may not satisfy as a novel, its characters will no doubt resonate with teen readers who share their struggles and aspirations. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A new group of students join Mr. Ward's poetry class in the companion novel to Bronx Masquerade (2003). Read full book review >

HUNGER by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A worthy introduction to an important slice of history. (map, glossary, bibliography, timeline) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A family struggles to survive the Irish Potato Famine in 1846. Read full book review >
THE DEFIANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Girl-power fights make up for less-successful elements. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
Princess-turned-gladiatrix Fallon must defend Ludus Achillea from treachery in Livingston's ancient Rome. Read full book review >
CRYPT QUEST/SPACE BATTLES by Gabe Soria
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Unexceptional of both concept and play, more hampered than enhanced by its format. (Horror/science fiction. 11-13)"
Two magically immersive video games cast as "choose your path"-style adventures kick off a series set in an abandoned arcade. Read full book review >

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A biblio bias-cut whose shimmer is welcome despite its optimistic shortsightedness. (Historical graphic fiction. 12-18)"
Once upon a time, there was a prince who felt fabulous only in exquisite gowns. Read full book review >
THE ART OF THE SWAP by Kristine Asselin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The disappointing triumph of superficial style over substance. (authors' notes, bibliography) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A century apart, two preteens magically swap places and tackle an unsolved mystery: the theft of a painting by impressionist Mary Cassatt from a Newport, Rhode Island, mansion. Read full book review >
JUST FRIENDS by Dyan Sheldon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fairly sweet addition to a fairly crowded genre. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Unrequited love is always a painful trip, especially if you're a teenager who falls pretty far outside the popular crowd. Read full book review >
ARTS AND THEFTS by Allison K. Hymas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The whiz-bang close will satisfy, but a bigger mystery and a startling discovery presage a third adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Chasing a saboteur at the art show is a bit outside of "retrieval specialist" Jeremy Wilderson's wheelhouse. Read full book review >
A PUP CALLED TROUBLE by Bobbie Pyron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fast-paced, immersive exploration of urban wildlife from a satisfying animal point of view. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Aptly named coyote pup Trouble strays too far from home and ends up in the back of a truck headed for New York City. Read full book review >
THE 11:11 WISH by Kim Tomsic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fine, funny fix. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
When advice from the How to Survive Middle School blog doesn't work, mathlete Megan Meyers tries magic. But at what cost? Read full book review >
GRANTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A faithful dog, a good friend, and pinch of magic work wonders in this modern fairy tale. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Wish-fulfillment can be hard work. 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 >