R.I.P. ELIZA HART by Alyssa Sheinmel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A public-service announcement about mental illness wrapped up as a compelling mystery that will keep readers going until the hopeful conclusion. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sometimes mean girls have a reason. Read full book review >
FINAL FALL  by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Mori's crackerjack characterization (balanced between appealing and appalling) and the tight pacing overcome this finale's weaknesses of plotting and prose. (Mystery. 13-15)"
The origin of an antihero. Read full book review >

FIX ME by Lisa M. Cronkhite
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"The speed and tidiness of the ending may disappoint savvy readers, but this book may find an audience with those who can happily suspend disbelief. (Thriller. 12-16)"
To what lengths would you go to see a good friend who can only be found in a drug-induced haze? One addict is about to find out. Read full book review >
READY TO FALL by Marcella Pixley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Grief becomes something oddly beautiful—and beautifully odd. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Desperate to cling to something of his mother's after her death, 16-year-old Max believes he has invited her tumor into his brain and that it is slowly killing him. Read full book review >
THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Enjoyable light romance with emotional baggage—call it an early winter beach read. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A snowstorm on New Year's Eve closes Denver International Airport, canceling flights and stranding passengers; for Ryn, immobilized by grief since the death of her best friend, Lottie, a year ago, getting stuck might be just what she needs to move on. Read full book review >

BECOMING KAREEM by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Like the author's unstoppable sky hook, this timely book is a clear score. (Memoir. 10-16)"
One of the greatest basketball players of all time reminisces on the lessons that pushed him into a life of personal reinvention. Read full book review >
HOW SAMANTHA SMART BECAME A REVOLUTIONARY by Dawn Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A troubling, gripping read. (Dystopian thriller. 14-18)"
The rise of a totalitarian government derails a young woman's future in this dystopian novel. Read full book review >
THE CITY OF SAND by Tianxia  Bachang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Give this a miss. (Adventure. 10-14)"
"Gold hunting is no picnic" in this adventure set in a mythical Chinese desert. Read full book review >
CONSUMED by Abbie  Rushton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Absorbing. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two wounded teens find companionship in an English seaside town. Read full book review >
TAMBA HALI  by David Seigerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A positive, dramatic football biography likely to encourage global and historical research. (Biography. 8-15)"
The story of NFL linebacker Tamba Hali's path from a childhood in war-torn Liberia to becoming one of the Kansas City Chiefs' all-time greats. Read full book review >
BEULAH LAND by Nancy Stewart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 16, 2017

"It's a compelling premise, but the execution misses the mark. (Fiction. 13-17)"
In a small town deep in the Missouri Ozarks, a family rivalry puts Violette Sinclair's life in danger. Read full book review >
LIFE ON SURTSEY by Loree Griffin Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An amazing science adventure well worth the trip. (glossary, further information resources, source notes, bibliography, acknowledgements, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Visit a nearly pristine world with an entomologist who's studied this new island almost since its birth in 1963. 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 >