FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS  by Julie C.  Dao
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A dark and savage fairy-tale epic with all the trappings of imperial Asia. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Xifeng, a poor, beautiful village girl, dares to fulfill her destiny to become the Empress of Feng Lu. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Quibbles aside, a finely detailed, well-researched chronicle of a little-known disaster. (maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The worst maritime disaster in American history, one that could have been easily prevented, is comprehensively recounted in this briskly paced narrative. Read full book review >

INEVITABLE AND ONLY by Lisa Rosinsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An excellent read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
What would you do if you suddenly discovered you had a half sister and she's only a few months older than you? Read full book review >
THE NOWHERE GIRLS by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Scandal, justice, romance, sex positivity, subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Enraged by unpunished sexual assaults and the unchallenged rape culture at their high school, three new friends resolve to take action. Read full book review >
THE BREATHLESS by Tara  Goedjen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A plot-heavy saga. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A Southern gothic about family secrets and a dead sister. Read full book review >

SPARROW by Sarah  Moon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both inspiring and useful for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a world where everyone else seems to know how to get along, Sparrow Cooke, an eighth-grade black girl in Brooklyn, finds solace in flying like a bird whenever she's uncomfortable, until the day comes when that's no longer an option. Read full book review >
POV  by Ted Staunton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A snooze. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen filmmaker struggles to complete a music video. Read full book review >
THE KNOWING by Sharon Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The intricately woven narrative threads come together in a suspenseful denouement sure to leave readers hoping for another installment. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Nearly 400 years after the events in The Forgetting (2016), Canaan, long abandoned, its whereabouts lost, has devolved into an evil myth, while New Canaan, the rigid, class-stratified community that's replaced it, faces growing threats, internal and external. Read full book review >
THE INCREDIBLE MAGIC OF BEING by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A timeless and affecting, slightly paranormal exploration of familial attachments. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Nine-year-old Julian is gifted both emotionally and intellectually, but these assets come at a sometimes-distressing cost. Read full book review >
ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD by Samantha Mabry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Mabry's mix of magical realism and dystopia doesn't live up to its promising start. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
In a dangerous, post-apocalyptic America, Sarah Jac and her boyfriend, James, keep their relationship a secret as they work at a mysterious farm. Read full book review >
GRAY WOLF ISLAND by Tracey Neithercott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An engrossing but uneven mystery. (Paranormal mystery. 13-18)"
To fulfill the final wish of her late twin sister, a girl embarks on an adventure to find buried treasure. Read full book review >
MR. LEMONCELLO'S GREAT LIBRARY RACE by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Good entertainment with some meaningful messages. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Participants in one of Luigi Lemoncello's board-games-without-a-board discover the value of careful research and teamwork. 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 >