ZOO SCIENTISTS TO THE RESCUE by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Three experts, three species, three zoos: these elements add up to a fascinating story of how specialists make a real difference in conservation today. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, more conservation stories, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Readers see the human side of animal science. Read full book review >
GEOENGINEERING EARTH'S CLIMATE by Jennifer Swanson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Occasional proofreading slips don't dampen the importance of this compact overview, a good starting place for teen readers and researchers on a critical issue. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
How can we turn Earth's temperature down? Read full book review >

ON THE FREE by Coert Voorhees
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Danger is within and without for teens backpacking through the wilderness. (Adventure. 13-16)"
Seeking to avoid jail time, 16-year-old Santi Rivas agrees to a backpacking trip with a wilderness-therapy program in the mountains of Colorado. Read full book review >
3D PRINTING by Melissa Koch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A crack primer to a strange new world. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A thorough introduction to the ever evolving world of 3-D printing. Read full book review >
THE KINGDOM OF NO WORRIES by Philip Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"A parable for our times. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Three 12-year-old boys, one hot Canadian summer, one piece of land, and one dream. Read full book review >

PLAYING BY HEART by Carmela A. Martino
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"A sweet historical romance hobbled by cliché. (Historical fiction. 13-16)"
It might seem like Emilia and Maria live lives of ease and decadence, but behind the fancy dresses are two young teenagers who work hard and are deeply affected by events beyond their control. Read full book review >
SHOE DOG by Phil Knight
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Only for the most dedicated fans of the company. (Memoir. 12-16)"
A sanitized retrospective on the days before Nike was Nike. Read full book review >
POPE FRANCIS by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A serviceable biography that will serve the student who chooses Pope Francis as a subject well. (timeline, sources, photos) (Biography. 10-14)"
Pope Francis' life story. Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS by Leigh Bardugo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Any lover of retellings or original fairy tales will enjoy these offerings, whether they're new to Bardugo's worlds or are established fans. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Six reimagined fairy tales set in the Grishaverse. Read full book review >
SAVAGE  by Nicole  Conway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A fantasy novel that will have readers wanting more by the time it ends, this is a worthy series opener. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Fifteen-year old Reigh, a human boy raised in an elven world, has never known what it feels like to belong. Read full book review >
HOCKEY by Sam Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Even if the book becomes a bit of a salmagundi, one page or another will find a follower. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A gallimaufry of goodies about hockey. Read full book review >
THE FIRE QUEEN  by Emily R. King
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A descriptive action-packed fantasy in a vivid world, this novel is for readers interested in seeing its protagonist use her powers and wit to smash the patriarchy. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
An exciting second installment in King's Hundredth Queen series takes readers from one disaster to another along the way to restoring the Tarachand Empire. 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 >