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 >
RUN by David Skuy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Lionel's determination to go the distance will inspire others to take their marks. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Lionel has perfected the art of dodging, escaping, and running away. But while he may have adapted his behavior as a means of self-preservation, his plan has left him lonely, angry, and afraid. Read full book review >

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN TRAITORS by Matthew Landis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Slow to develop its promising premise. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When 17-year-old Jasper loses his parents within months of each other, he finds himself lost in a conspiracy that forces him to choose whether to run, kill, or die. Read full book review >
NOTHING by Annie Barrows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Anyone who suspects their life is the most boring ever? Check out this book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Charlotte and Frankie are typical high school sophomores struggling to be interesting in a land of boring. Read full book review >
MORT ZIFF IS NOT DEAD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A wonderful read told with elegant simplicity. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A nostalgic blend of 1960s culture and enduring family dynamics combine in Fagan's humorous yarn. Read full book review >

GOODNIGHT, BOY by Nikki Sheehan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A tension-filled and provocative premise commands readers' attention even if it ultimately misses the mark. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A boy newly arrived to the United States is locked in an outdoor kennel by his abusive adoptive father in this thriller. Read full book review >
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING by Alison Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Nail-biting yet endearing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dee and Eddie's father has been gone for six weeks. The money is running out. And child protective services has questions. Read full book review >
90 DAYS OF DIFFERENT by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Overly structured and flat. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After her boyfriend breaks up with her, claiming she is too predictable, 18-year-old Sophie agrees to a plan that is sure to get her out of her comfort zone. Read full book review >
YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU by Rebecca Barrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"This compelling, closely observed debut charts its appealing characters' difficult journey with clarity and honesty. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Audrey's grateful for the life her teen birth mother gave her with a loving adoptive mother; 17 years later, Audrey, confused and fearful of making the wrong choice, must deal with her own unplanned pregnancy. Read full book review >
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jared Reck
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"In the end, readers will have the feeling they've read this story before, and it was much better the first time around. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A young man loses the love of his life. 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 >
WILD BIRD by Wendelin Van Draanen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A memorable book about family, friendship, forgiveness, and second chances. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a riveting opening chapter, 14-year-old Wren is roused from sleep at 3:47 a.m., whisked to the airport, and flown to Utah for an 8-week wilderness therapy program—a last-ditch effort by her concerned parents in response to her drug use, lying, shoplifting, and destructive behavior. 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 >