SAVING MARTY by Paul Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Smart, honest, and heart-achingly real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A failing peach farm and a mountain of bills force 12-year-old Lorenzo Ventura's mother to consider selling his best friend, Marty—a pig who thinks he is a dog. Read full book review >
BOOK OF SHADOWS by M. Verano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Ancient evil and modern-day mayhem collide in this explosive twist on the demon-possession tale. (Horror. 14-18)"
Melanie and her high school friends unleash sinister forces when they turn her private journal into a book of magic spells. Read full book review >

THE CLUE IN THE TREES by Margi Preus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A great book for a lazy afternoon: a nod to Nancy that serves up a modern version of the classic teen detective heroine. (Mystery. 11-16)"
Francie is back for another outing in a second mystery set in Minnesota (Enchantment Lake, 2015). Read full book review >
SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle  George
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Ambitious but a miss. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In this 1920s-era retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, young Benedick Scott has decided once and for all to leave Stony Creek Academy, defying his father, to pursue his dream to be a writer. Read full book review >
SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history's darkest chapters. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation. Read full book review >

SPEAKING OUR TRUTH by Monique Gray Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Absolutely necessary. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Smith offers readers a sojourn through Canadian history chronicling the residential school experience through the stories of the survivors. 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 >
RELEASE by Patrick Ness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Literary, illuminating, and stunningly told. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An extraordinary, ordinary day in the life of Adam Thorn. Read full book review >
MURDER, MAGIC, AND WHAT WE WORE by Kelly Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A great deal of fun, one stitch at a time. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12-18)"
"Women's work" is a weapon in this female-centric spy novel set in the Regency era. Read full book review >
THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET by David Barclay Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A debut that serves as a powerful instructive for writing from and reading the intersections—125th Street-size intersections for all readers to enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Multicultural Harlem lives again in this daringly diverse tale of growing up against the odds and the imaginative, healing possibilities that we can create through the choices we make. Read full book review >
CHASING AUGUSTUS by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"God's bones! Magnificent. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Could Rosie's life be much worse? Read full book review >
MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Designed to empower, the novel occasionally fails to consider that changing a culture of misogyny requires educating and embracing support from members of all genders. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Fed up by her high school's culture of misogyny, Vivian leads a feminist rebellion. 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 >