FINDING HOME by Garrett  Leigh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"Surprisingly heartwarming. (Fiction. 12-17)"
The survivors of a violent crime test the limits of their new foster family in this story set in England. Read full book review >
THE SHIP OF THE DEAD by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Riordan is again fighting for a revolution in middle-grade fiction with his funny, whiplash-fast writing and deep moral convictions. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Riordan's third installment of Magnus Chase's adventures careens through the Nine Worlds in a boat called the Big Banana.Read full book review >

ELITES OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A cunningly charted sequel that improves on its predecessor. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A young member of the elite class in a dystopian future discovers her destiny in this sequel to Children of Eden (2016). Read full book review >
JEK/HYDE by Amy Ross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A retelling that struggles to live up to the notoriety of the story on which it's based. (Thriller. 14-18)"
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is reimagined in the modern American Midwest. Read full book review >
ANOTHER PLACE by Matthew Crow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"This ambitious novel plods at times and pirouettes at others, like the angst-y readers who are the most likely to enjoy it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Troubled teen relationships weave around each other in this British import. Read full book review >

REMEMBER ME ALWAYS by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Forgettable. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A white high school senior, unsure of whom to trust, navigates romance and secrets in Collins' (Until We Meet Again, 2015, etc.) third novel. Read full book review >
BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An inspiring collection and an encouragement to young girls from all walks of life. (Collective memoir. 12-16)"
A collection of minimemoirs of successful women whose enduring spirits have enabled them to follow their passions, achieve their dreams, and overcome obstacles and naysayers. Read full book review >
EARTH HATES ME by Ruby  Karp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A thoughtful blend of encouragement and entertaining personal stories. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Advice for teens is gleaned from the life of 16-year-old UCB Comedy performer Karp in this memoir. Read full book review >
SIT by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book is dedicated 'to all who just need a moment of peace,' but it may leave readers feeling far from peaceful. (Short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of short stories organized around the mental image of a sitting child. Read full book review >
THE THINGS OWEN WROTE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tender and affecting coming-of age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Owen's loving relationship with his grandfather Neville is moving in an unexpected and unwelcome direction. Read full book review >
THE PACK by Kate Ormand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Even those who loved the first book might find too little logic in this conclusion. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A group of shape-shifting runaways from the circus, on the run from genocidal hunters, tries to find a home. Read full book review >
PASHMINA by Nidhi  Chanani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An original graphic novel, the first written and illustrated by an Indian-American creator, this is both a needed contribution and a first-rate adventure tale. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
In this feminist graphic novel, a young woman searches for the truths of her past with the help of a long-lost aunt; Shakti, the Divine Mother Goddess; and a mysterious shawl. 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 >