WHICHWOOD by Tahereh Mafi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Memorable new characters experience the restorative power of friendship in this darkly fascinating, somewhat ghoulish sequel to Furthermore.(Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Furthermore (2016), kindhearted Alice and friend Oliver travel from Ferenwood to wintery Whichwood with the assigned task of saving "a very strange" girl from a terrible fate. Read full book review >
NO SAINTS IN KANSAS by Amy  Brashear
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Interesting but befuddled. (map) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
A transplanted Kansas teen tries to make sense of a brutal murder in Brashear's debut. Read full book review >

WHISTLING IN THE DARK by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A fine war novel about living life despite trying circumstances. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Schoolgirl Joan Armitage is trying to adjust to life in her suburb near Liverpool in 1940, when everyone tries to carry on a normal life despite nightly air raids on the Liverpool docks by the Luftwaffe. Read full book review >
THE WILD BOOK by Juan Villoro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Like comfort food for book lovers. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old boy discovers the magic of books in this enjoyable yet familiar coming-of-age tale from renowned Mexican author Villoro. Read full book review >
FLASHTIDE by Jenny Moyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An intriguing follow-up. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Dram and Orion have survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, but they find life on the other side of the dangerous flash curtain just as deadly. Read full book review >

GETTING THE BRUSH OFF  by Mere Joyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A feel-good story with a tidy, happy ending. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In Halifax Harbour a 16-year-old girl with snow-cone-blue hair and a lip ring performs ballet to punk rock while she paints for the passing public. Read full book review >
BEING FISHKILL by Ruth  Lehrer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Abuse is eclipsed by love in this moving novel. (Fiction. 14-18) "
Born in the back seat of a car and named for a road sign, Carmel Fishkill's first 12 years of life are filled with neglect and abuse. Read full book review >
KIDS LIKE US by Hilary  Reyl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A charming teen debut. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Sixteen-year-old Martin Dubois navigates family, friendships, and neurotypical attitudes in Reyl's teen romance. Read full book review >
GOOD AND GONE by Megan Frazer Blakemore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A well-balanced delivery of heavy topics tempered with wry humor. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A road trip leads to self-acceptance and inner strength. Read full book review >
DEVILS WITHIN by S.F. Henson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"Especially for white readers, a timely and informative book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Henson's debut novel sheds a light on white supremacy and other cloaked forms of racism. Read full book review >
THE FANTASTIC BODY by Howard Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A thorough, accurate, and attractive effort that's useful for quick reference as well as for a deeper examination of the topic. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Anatomy and physiology books for older grade schoolers are not especially rare, but it's worth taking a close look at this new one. Read full book review >
THE FIRST TO KNOW by Abigail Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A smart, heartfelt tale that's more than its nifty high concept. (Fiction. 13-17)"
The DNA sequencing Dana secretly obtained for her dad was supposed to be his best birthday present ever—now, it threatens to tear her family apart. 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 >