THE NOWHERE GIRLS by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Scandal, justice, romance, sex positivity, subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Enraged by unpunished sexual assaults and the unchallenged rape culture at their high school, three new friends resolve to take action. 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 >

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 >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Absolutely stellar. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, further reading, index, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Two black Civil War soldiers and writers offer unique perspectives about how they fought on and off the battlefield. 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 >

BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An inspiring collection and an encouragement to young girls from all walks of life. (Collective memoir. 12-16)"
A collection of minimemoirs of successful women whose enduring spirits have enabled them to follow their passions, achieve their dreams, and overcome obstacles and naysayers. Read full book review >
THE SHIP OF THE DEAD by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Riordan is again fighting for a revolution in middle-grade fiction with his funny, whiplash-fast writing and deep moral convictions. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Riordan's third installment of Magnus Chase's adventures careens through the Nine Worlds in a boat called the Big Banana.Read full book review >
THE WAR I FINALLY WON by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Thoughtful, brave, true, and wise beyond her years, Ada is for the ages—as is this book. Wonderful. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Ada returns in this sequel to Newbery Honor book The War That Saved My Life (2015). Read full book review >
GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A brainy, satisfying assemblage of puzzles with an immensely likable protagonist. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
Winter in the inn above the River Skidwrack finds Milo and his parents hosting several guests who are not what they seem—and a mystery to be solved. Read full book review >
FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Placing her daughter for adoption left a hole in Grace's heart; her adoptive parents can't fill it, and her birth mother's unreachable—then Grace learns she has siblings. Read full book review >
PROTECTED by Claire Zorn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A story that defies the 'dead sister' genre and questions the very structure of familial relationships. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When your sister dies, your life is supposed to get worse. But how should you feel if it actually gets a little better? Read full book review >
THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC by Hal Marcovitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Both reasoned and impassioned. (notes, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Marcovitz offers a timely exploration of the issue. 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 >