BOY SEEKING BAND by Steve Brezenoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A cursory examination of grief that culminates in a feel-good read. (Fiction. 9-13) "
After losing his mother, a bereft middle school boy decides to form a band. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"A reasonably comprehensive handbook, though it's confined to classical low- to no-tech methods. (sources) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Simple directions for using codes, ciphers, and steganography to send secret messages to friends or fellow spies. Read full book review >

SHAKEN by Tim Tebow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A Christian perspective with a wider appeal. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tebow pens a guide aimed at helping young people find a better way to live, adapted from his book for adults of the same name. Read full book review >
ADA LACE SEES RED by Emily  Calandrelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Gears, robots, color theory, and color blindness mesh nicely in this school-and-friendship tale. (afterword) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Inventor-in-training Ada Lace discovers that not everyone sees the world as she does. Read full book review >
ATTACK OF THE NOT-SO-VIRTUAL MONSTERS by Kim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"While there are both better monster and better tech books out there, the fast pace and action focus will appeal to game-addicted readers. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Monsters from a "Pokémon Go"-type game escape into the real world. Read full book review >

MEDUSA'S CURSE by A.J. Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Uncomplicated gateway fare for readers still working up to Percy Jackson or Jane Yolen's Young Heroes series. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
White teenage cousins discover that they have four days to reconstitute a magic shield that will save Earth from fiery destruction. First stop: ancient Greece. Read full book review >
RUN by David Skuy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Lionel's determination to go the distance will inspire others to take their marks. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Lionel has perfected the art of dodging, escaping, and running away. But while he may have adapted his behavior as a means of self-preservation, his plan has left him lonely, angry, and afraid. Read full book review >
DARK MATTERS by Joan Marie Galat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Enlightening, if not always easily legible, ruminations on the value of being in the dark. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Reflections on the ways that artificial light upsets patterns and behaviors in the natural world. Read full book review >
ENGINERDS by Jarrett Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A boisterous balance of potty humor and geek pride in this rollicking young engineer's adventure, the first of two. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A gang of science nerds unwittingly unleashes a squadron of destructive robots and must engineer a way to save the town in Lerner's debut novel. Read full book review >
ELIZABETH AND ZENOBIA by Jessica  Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Eerie and dazzling—a perfect book for a dark and stormy afternoon or a favorite graveyard reading spot. (Horror. 9-13)"
Debut novelist Miller concocts a blend of Gothic horror and spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >
TO THE MOON by Paul A. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Another STEAM winner. (glossary, note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
The STEAM twins are back in a new adventure (Go Green!, 2015, etc.), this time competing against each other to win a chance to meet famous astronaut Cmdr. Kris Kornfield. Read full book review >
HAWK MOTHER by Kara  Hagedorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2017

"A well-told personal story with a positive environmental message. (author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this moving true story, zoologist Hagedorn relates the story of her unusual encounter with a wild red-tailed hawk. 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 >