THE AUTHENTICS by Abdi Nazemian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Full of surprises both cultural and emotional, and narrated in the strong voice of a memorable protagonist, this is a tale of integrity, identity, family, love, and sacrifice that is sure to satisfy. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Daria is determined to fight against her mother's party-planning for the extravagant Sweet 16 she doesn't want, but the battle she is not prepared for comes when she discovers family secrets that turn her world upside down. Read full book review >
THE LIST by Patricia Forde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An intriguing speculation about authoritarian futures with a terrific cover. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Young Letta becomes wordsmith to her community in a future that follows a climate apocalypse. Read full book review >

THE WORLD'S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE by Frank L. Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Cole pitches some entertaining notions but proves weak on follow-through. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
Four young people test a new, high-tech amusement park ride that tests them in turn. Read full book review >
THE FOREVER COURT by Dave Rudden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"With many of the wrinkles from Volume 1 ironed out here, there are just a few more to manage to make Volume 3 a corker of a conclusion. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In this sequel to Knights of the Borrowed Dark (2016), Denizen Hardwick, along with his friends Simon Hayes and Abigail Falx, are Neophytes in the Order of the Borrowed Dark. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"For unflattering portraits of these well-known Founding Fathers, there are plenty of other places to look. (source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
These four stories casting some of America's Founding Fathers in less than a flattering light reveal that political partisanship and mudslinging have been a nasty reality since the nation's founding. Read full book review >

WHEN A WOLF IS HUNGRY by Christine Naumann-Villemin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"As funny and as exquisitely put together as Edmond Bigsnout himself. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Lone wolf Edmond Bigsnout sets off from his country home to kill and eat a "city bunny"—and becomes enmeshed in a life-altering adventure. Read full book review >
WHERE'S RODNEY? by Carmen Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Combining the amazement offered by the natural world with an unconventional and poignant dose of social commentary, this story gives more to its readers than what meets the eye. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Can-never-sit-still Rodney really wants to be outside, but it seems the world conspires against his urges—but now, Rodney finally makes it outside, "more outside than [he's] ever been before." Read full book review >
DINOSAUR DETECTIVE'S SEARCH-AND-FIND RESCUE MISSION by Sophie Guerrive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Major challenges indeed for fans of nose-to-page viewing. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Jaded Where's Waldo seachers will have to up their games considerably to match this sharp-eyed new dino-detective. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Densely packed overviews, equally suitable for poring over in a lap or mounted on a wall. (Informational novelty. 10-13)"
On a continuous strip over 2 meters long, the story of life from our planet's earliest years to today's Anthropocene Era. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Hard to beat for scope but offering a slanted view at best. (Informational novelty. 10-13)"
A panoramic view of history and prehistory on a loooong sheet, supplemented by select "breaking news" highlights. Read full book review >
MUSEUM MYSTERY SQUAD AND THE CASE OF THE HIDDEN HIEROGLYPHICS by Mike Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The historical information is a bit flimsy, but deduction and slick detective work save the day. (Mystery. 7-9)"
In their latest caper, four young sleuths (counting the hamster) not only uncover a hidden treasure, but foil its theft. Read full book review >
PUTUGUQ & KUBLU by Danny Christopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An emotionally and spiritually warming visit to the Arctic. (Early reader. 6-9)"
A contemporary story of sibling rivalry set north of the Arctic Circle in a First Nations community. 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 >