THE TOWN BUILT ON SORROW by David Oppegaard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Pretty gross but pretty great. (Thriller. 13-18)"
A Midwestern town's dark past meets its grisly present. Read full book review >
DEADLY WISH by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Jam-packed with thrilling action and hurtling plot twists—readers may forget to breathe. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
In the face of mounting challenges, a ninja is torn between her mission as guardian of a magical pearl and loyalty to her friends. Read full book review >

STARFISH by Akemi Dawn Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"If not all elements persuade, Kiko's sometimes-halting journey from defensive passivity to courageous self-realization remains believable and moving throughout. (Fiction. 12-16)"
For Kiko, a biracial Nebraska teen, attending Prism, a prestigious art school, will allow her to pursue her dream of making art and to escape a toxic family environment; denied admission, she has no Plan B. Read full book review >
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jared Reck
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"In the end, readers will have the feeling they've read this story before, and it was much better the first time around. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A young man loses the love of his life. Read full book review >
FREEFALL by Joshua David Bellin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Brings new meaning to 'star-crossed lovers'—read it for the intriguing concepts that play out behind the romance. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In Bellin's (Scavenger of Souls, 2016, etc.) imaginative far-future sci-fi, the people selected to escape Earth wake from their millenniumlong sleep only to find their new home planet uninhabitable. As their resources quickly dwindle, two teenagers are the key to human survival—or extinction. Read full book review >

BEFORE SHE IGNITES  by Jodi Meadows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A page-turner that promises future intrigue, special powers, and dragon adventures. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
In this series debut, a young girl uncovers information that threatens to shake the foundation of her world. Read full book review >
THE WHITE TOWER by Cathryn Constable
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An original plot that hints at depths it doesn't quite reach but works fairly well overall. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A 12-year-old white girl, newly enrolled in a venerable London private school and mourning the death of her best friend, discovers a secret tied to the school and its founder—an ancestor of hers. Read full book review >
THE WOLF HOUR by Sara Lewis Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"There is a bit too much going on in this convoluted tale, making it difficult for readers to plunge in and fully immerse themselves. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Little Red Riding Hood meets the Three Little Pigs—literally—in this fairy-tale mashup set in Poland. Read full book review >
THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Bloody? Yes. Scary? No. (Horror. 14-16)"
Someone is murdering high school students. Most freeze in fear, but a brave few try to stop the killings. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >