MONSTERLAND by James Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A compelling, imaginative, cathartic journey. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A young boy confronts a devastating loss. Read full book review >
IN OTHER LANDS by Sarah Rees  Brennan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A stellar, if dense and lengthy, coming-of-age novel; those with the patience to sit through our hero's entire adolescence will find it a wholly rewarding journey. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Four years in the life of an unloved English schoolboy who's invited to a secret magical school and learns that even in fantasyland, real life is messier than books. Read full book review >

THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An exciting, engaging, and humorous debut that will appeal widely, this wraps up neatly enough but leaves an opening for further installments—here's hoping. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
A tough, self-disciplined Chinese-American teen deals with the supernatural derailing of her college-prep activities in this speculative fiction novel that draws on the folklore of the Chinese Monkey King. Read full book review >
THE AUTHENTICS by Abdi Nazemian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Full of surprises both cultural and emotional, and narrated in the strong voice of a memorable protagonist, this is a tale of integrity, identity, family, love, and sacrifice that is sure to satisfy. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Daria is determined to fight against her mother's party-planning for the extravagant Sweet 16 she doesn't want, but the battle she is not prepared for comes when she discovers family secrets that turn her world upside down. Read full book review >
LITTLE & LION by Brandy Colbert
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old Suzette was sent to boarding school when her bookish older brother, Lionel, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but now she's back in Los Angeles for the summer. Read full book review >

MILES MORALES   by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A page-turner with a heart and a soul. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Move over Peter Parker, a new Spidey's in town! Read full book review >
WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Full of secrets and plot twists, Kuehn's latest is a satisfying, sophisticated study in complicated relationships. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A multiethnic group of teenagers goes camping on a school trip, but not all of them make it home alive. Read full book review >
VENTURESS by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"As clever as the heroine's invented boot polishers and sewing machines, as appealing as the dresses designed by her coal-powered automaton horse. (Steampunk. 12-16)"
After the "Cinderella" story ends, a heroine inventor must stop a war between humans and Faerie. Read full book review >
REFUGEE by Alan Gratz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Poignant, respectful, and historically accurate while pulsating with emotional turmoil, adventure, and suspense. (maps, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In the midst of political turmoil, how do you escape the only country that you've ever known and navigate a new life? Parallel stories of three different middle school-aged refugees—Josef from Nazi Germany in 1938, Isabel from 1994 Cuba, and Mahmoud from 2015 Aleppo—eventually intertwine for maximum impact. Read full book review >
THE SPECIAL ONES by Em Bailey
Released: July 18, 2017

"A complex, enthralling page-turner. (Thriller. 12-17)"
A teenage girl struggles to survive as one of four young spiritual guides held captive by a mysterious cult leader in this chiller from Australia. Read full book review >
THE LAKE EFFECT by Erin McCahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"This thoroughly enjoyable read is a seductive invitation to relax and let life happen. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Future millionaire Briggs Henry has his course mapped (law degree and MBA) until an eventful summer as live-in caretaker and handyman for an elderly Serbian widow in a Lake Michigan resort town upends his plans and the bedrock assumptions they rest on. Read full book review >
THE ART OF STARVING by Sam J. Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A bullied gay boy harnesses trippy, starvation-induced powers to avenge the disappearance of his beloved sister. 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 >