STANLEY WILL PROBABLY BE FINE by Sally J. Pla
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Add to the growing list of intelligent books about kids whose brains operate outside the norm. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Superheroes can be found in unlikely places. Read full book review >
FANDOM by Francesca Davis DiPiazza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Best as a starting reference for kids researching fandom-related topics—or perhaps for adults baffled by said kids' hobby. (glossary, source notes, selected bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A historical overview of fandom. Read full book review >

SNOWY OWL INVASION! by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Appealing design adds further value to this dramatic demonstration of science in progress. (author's note, sources, glossary, resources, index, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In the winter of 2013-2014, when snowy owls from the Arctic began appearing far south of their usual winter homes, scientists took advantage of a rare research opportunity. Read full book review >
MARLEY DIAS GETS IT DONE by Marley Dias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Dias' magnetic personality, outlook on life, and passion for change enliven every page, making this both a fun read and an irresistible call to action for people of all ages and backgrounds. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Teen social justice activist Dias shares her passion for changing the world. Read full book review >
HERMES by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another crowd-pleasing, compulsively readable entry in this divine series. (bibliography) (Graphic mythology. 10-14)"
The most mischievous of the gods presents some of his most outrageous pranks and exploits. Read full book review >

THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to America's War for Independence conveyed with enough kid-friendly humor that it may make those who dismiss history as a bore reconsider. (bibliography, maps) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Like The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome (2017), this 22nd-century publication by Time Corp gives those would-be time travelers wanting to partake of the American Revolution plenty of useful information to prepare for the trip. Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY OF LITTLE CHARLIE by Christopher Paul Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A characteristically lively and complex addition to the historical fiction of the era from Curtis. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A white sharecroppers' son finds himself on a mission to recapture a family that has escaped slavery. Read full book review >
THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO ANCIENT ROME by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to ancient Rome with kid-friendly humor that may make those convinced that history is boring reconsider. (bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Published by Time Corp in the year 2163, this guidebook contains all the vital information needed for the intrepid traveler wishing to go back 2,100 years and partake of gladiatorial matches, Roman legions battling barbarian hordes, and a fight to the death between two captive armies at the Circus Maximus. Read full book review >
MARY'S MONSTER by Lita Judge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Students of literature will appreciate the powerful poetry that brings life to Mary Shelley's story the way that Shelley herself breathed life into her novel of a scientist who animates a corpse. (introduction, biographical note, author's note, notes, bibliography) (Historical verse novel. 13-17) "
That a teenage girl in 19th-century England could have written a novel as original as Frankenstein has fascinated generations of readers. Read full book review >
SAINT PHILOMENE'S INFIRMARY FOR MAGICAL CREATURES by W. Stone Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A hilarious romp through a new underground world. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Chance Bee Jeopard's summer goal is to dig the deepest hole in Starling, Texas. Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER by Kim Purcell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A poignant interracial love story that grapples with hate and violence. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A few weeks after getting jumped by boys from a rival town, a black student disappears, causing his white girlfriend to assume the worst. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HEART by Laura Moriarty
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A thought-provoking, chilling read with a controversial premise. (Fiction. 13-18) (Ed. Note: The review of American Heart has been edited for clarity and to provide additional insights from the reviewer from its original appearance on kirkus.com, which was removed from the site with this statement.) "
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Mary will do anything for her sensitive younger brother, but she never thought that would mean running from the law. 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 >