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 >
THE BIKER'S BROTHER by Peter Edwards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A subpar mystery buoyed by a crackling gumshoe protagonist. (Mystery. 14-17)"
A biker is accused of murder. Read full book review >
REWILDING by Jane Drake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Clearly organized and accessibly written, this is a welcome overview. (glossary, sources, further reading, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From reintroducing keystone species and making wildlife corridors to sharing city space and engineering de-extinction, people are working to rethink the relationship between humans and the natural world. Read full book review >
UNICORN POWER! by Mariko Tamaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Awesome to the max! (Fantasy. 7-14)"
In a winning reversal, a popular graphic-novel series is adapted into a prose novel. Read full book review >
THE GATEKEEPERS by Jen Lancaster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An oversimplified take on the profoundly complex problem of teen suicide. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the pressure to excel becomes too much, a group of teens bands together to save each other. Read full book review >
THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ by Antonio  Iturbe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Though no punches are pulled about the unimaginable atrocity of the death camps, a life-affirming history. (Historical fiction. 13-16)"
A teenage girl imprisoned in Auschwitz keeps the secret library of a forbidden school. 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 >