THE SUMMER OF OWEN TODD by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A horror story based on reality, believably and sensitively constructed in the voice of the young protagonist. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
During the summer between fifth and sixth grades, Owen's best friend is exploited by an adult male babysitter. Read full book review >
A LINE IN THE DARK by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Mesmerizing. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Queer romance, friendship rivalries, and ominous secrets twist together in Lo's latest enthralling tale. Read full book review >

LIKE WATER by Rebecca Podos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A worthwhile addition to collections of contemporary romance with depth. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Savannah Espinoza's dad was diagnosed with Huntington's disease three years ago, her small-town New Mexico life went stagnant. Read full book review >
I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER by Erika L. Sánchez
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This gritty contemporary novel about an unlikable first-generation Mexican-American teen fails to deliver as a coming-of-age journey. (Fiction. 14-17)"
After the death of her dutiful older sister, Olga, Julia must deal with grieving parents and the discovery that her sister was keeping secrets. Read full book review >
DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Though constrained, the work nevertheless stands apart in a literature that too often finds it hard to look hard truths in the face. Take interest and ask questions. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In this roller-coaster ride of a debut, the author summons the popular legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to respond to the recent tragic violence befalling unarmed black men and boys. Read full book review >

MONSTER by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A bombastic, engaging start to a sequel series full of potential. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
The Gone series continues. Read full book review >
I AM ALFONSO JONES by Tony Medina
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Painfully important. (Graphic fiction. 12-18)"
From the afterlife, black teenager Alfonso Jones, a 15-year-old victim of police brutality, watches the effect his murder has on his loved ones and community. Read full book review >
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Aza would claim that opinions about this book are unfairly influenced by 'the gut-brain informational cycle,' which makes it hard to say what anyone else will think—but this is the new John Green; people will read this, or not, regardless of someone else's gut flora. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Nerdfighter Green's latest takes readers through Indianapolis and the human biome. Read full book review >
MY BRIGADISTA YEAR by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Educational and inspiring. (author's note, timeline) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Paterson offers a coming-of-age tale about a girl stepping up to be part of something greater than herself in post-revolution Cuba. Read full book review >
CAST NO SHADOW by Nick  Tapalansky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Engaging but not without flaw. (Graphic supernatural fiction. 10-17)"
A boy without a shadow falls for a 20th-century ghost girl in this supernatural graphic novel. Read full book review >
BASKETBALLOGY by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"'Supercool' indeed. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A collection of basketball facts that extend knowledge of the game rather than simply pepper it with curios. Read full book review >
UNSTOPPABLE by Nancy Furstinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Fun just to browse but entertaining and enlightening to read. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Utilizing technology that mostly originated with treatments for humans, some animals are now being fitted with custom-designed prostheses. 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 >