REUNITED  by Colleen Houck
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Endurance will pay off for those interested in Lily's fate, but they need to be mighty interested. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
Lily and her three Egyptian lovers traipse hither and yon through the cosmos to save humankind. Read full book review >
BAD GIRL GONE by Temple Mathews
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Weak character development and monotonous plotting eclipse an otherwise intriguing premise. (Paranormal mystery. 16-18)"
A 16-year-old discovers that she is a ghost and resolves to solve her own murder with the help of her new friends and their supernatural powers. Read full book review >

LAND MAMMALS OF THE WORLD by Juan Carlos Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An eye-filling showcase with much to offer both general browsers and budding biologists. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A select portrait gallery of terrestrial mammals, enhanced with close-up details and zoological notes. Read full book review >
NO MORE NO NAME by Tim Tingle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A lesson in sympathy, delivered with heart. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In this sequel to No Name (2014), Choctaw hoopster Bobby Byington finds common ground and friendship with a rival. Read full book review >
LOVE IS LOVE  by Mette Bach
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sparks fly between Emmy and Jude, but they may not between Emmy and readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When mousy, pudgy, white Emmy goes to her father's family in Vancouver for a change of scene, she falls head over heels for Jude, a young white trans man. Read full book review >

REZ REBEL by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to fully engage with a deeply serious issue. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Floyd Twofeathers, a Cree teen, vents his frustrations in his secret journal, creating stories to alleviate the angst and confusion he experiences while living on the (fictional) Bitter Lake Reserve. Read full book review >
SAME LOVE  by Tony Correia
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A quick, entertaining read. (Romance. 13-16)"
A gay boy is sent away to a summer camp for bad Christian teens. Read full book review >
FOLLOW YOUR HEART  by Tasha Nathan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Although this coming-of-age story deals with an interracial relationship and immigrant angst, limp writing, one-dimensional characters, and sweet but simplistic motivations sink it. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shy high school senior Nisha, brown-skinned and dark-haired, tries to balance her parents' strict and traditional Sri Lankan Tamil expectations and values with the freedoms of the liberal Canadian society she is growing up in. 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 >
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 >
STRANGE ALCHEMY  by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Passionate mystery or speculative fiction fans should look elsewhere. (Speculative fiction. 13-16)"
A revised version of the author's first novel, Blackwood (2012). Read full book review >
SUMMER ON EARTH by Peter  Thompson
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Like Ralwil's craft, this doesn't fly. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Ralwil Turth, an intergalactic space being, has crash-landed on Earth. 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 >