YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Inspiring and hopeful if not easy. (author's note, notes, bibliography)(Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The long and troubled history of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and its place in three of the major religions of the world is told in all its complicated glory. Read full book review >
RED DIRT by Anna Jarzab
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Manipulative and unpleasant. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old Sammy was born in Bittersweet, Oklahoma, and suspects she will die there. But while the red dirt of her home keeps her grounded, she wonders if there is more beyond the county line. Read full book review >

I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT by Dan Emmett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A serviceable account of a tough job for tough-minded people—rewarding but with a heavy load of responsibility. (Memoir. 12-15)"
An agent who stood (as his 2014 memoir puts it) Within Arm's Length of three presidents offers a pared-down version of his training and career. Read full book review >
MAGIC TRICKS WITH COINS, CARDS AND EVERYDAY OBJECTS by Jake Banfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Tricks sure to disarm even someone with a bad case of the grumps. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
A sunny array of card, coin, and doodad magic tricks presented in step-by-step format. Read full book review >
PIGS MIGHT FLY by Nick Abadzis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lily's fans will look forward to the sequel set up at the close. (Graphic fantasy. 9-14)"
Can teen pig Lily realize her dream to fly with the power of science? Read full book review >

LUCY AND THE ROCKET DOG by Will Buckingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"For those who might enjoy a dog book, a science book, or just a good story. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Lucy must be a very intelligent girl, since she is able to build a rocket capable of traveling nearly the speed of light from stray parts—that then accidentally launches her hapless basset hound, Laika, into space. Read full book review >
WE NOW RETURN TO REGULAR LIFE by Martin Wilson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fast-paced yet complex and heart-rending read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A traumatized abductee returns to his family after having been missing for three years. Read full book review >
THE FOREVER COURT by Dave Rudden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"With many of the wrinkles from Volume 1 ironed out here, there are just a few more to manage to make Volume 3 a corker of a conclusion. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In this sequel to Knights of the Borrowed Dark (2016), Denizen Hardwick, along with his friends Simon Hayes and Abigail Falx, are Neophytes in the Order of the Borrowed Dark. Read full book review >
THE REVENGE by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"A decent hook ruined by shoddy characters and limp plotting. (Thriller. 12-16)"
When a local teen celebrity goes missing, her ex-boyfriend becomes the prime suspect. Read full book review >
TRASHING THE PLANET by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"We have met the enemy and it is us. But unless humans go extinct and nature goes her healing ways alone, we are the solution, a message grimly driven home. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A taut overview of humans' environmentally shameful impact on the face of the Earth—plus its subsurface and supersurface. Read full book review >
GRRRLS ON THE SIDE by Carrie Pack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2017

"Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast finds herself in the riot-grrrl scene. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A PLACE by Eoin Colfer
edited by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"An eclectic collection for adventurous readers. (foreword, contributor bios) (Anthology. 11-14)"
An opening note from Colfer identifies this anthology as his project as (former) Laureate na nÓg to bring Irish children's literature to Ireland and abroad. 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 >