THE REACTION by Helena Coggan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"Poor pacing and flawed logic lead to a disappointing sequel. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
In a post-magical-apocalypse London, a teenage soldier with a secret monster-transformation problem hopes she can rescue her father without incriminating herself. Read full book review >
A SKINFUL OF SHADOWS by Frances Hardinge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Deliberate, impeccable, and extraordinary. (Historical fantasy. 12-15)"
In 17th-century England, a girl faces civil unrest, conflicting Christianities, and a family inheritance more horrific than she could have dreamed. Read full book review >

HELLOFLO by Naama Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An informative, accessible guide that hits most of its marks. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
This guide for young women about puberty is written by the founder of HelloFlo.com, a subscription service that delivers customized selections of menstrual products by mail and offers women's health information on its website. Read full book review >
36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU by Vicki Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good concept with smart characterization that can't sustain its page count. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two strangers take part in a psychological experiment on intimacy in the era of social media. Read full book review >
THE SIDEKICKS by Will  Kostakis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A curious premise dashed by thin characters and a one-note tone. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Three Australian teens deal with the fallout of their friend's death. Read full book review >

LAST CHANCE by Gregg Hurwitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Predictable and plot-driven. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12-18)"
After an alien invasion, the survival of humanity depends on teenage brothers. Read full book review >
ZEN PENCILS by Gavin Aung Than
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"It's well-intended, and these are mostly words of wisdom, but the artwork inspires more than the words, which, if timeless, can still feel musty. (Graphic nonfiction. 10-18)"
It's hard to imagine Calvin Coolidge and the practice of Zen joining forces, but Than gives it the old-school try. Read full book review >
SCION OF THE FOX by S.M. Beiko
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A smart, complex, animal-based fantasy. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A Winnipeg teenager discovers her magical heritage—and that she's marked for death. Read full book review >
MUNRO VS. THE COYOTE by Darren Groth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Characters that will steal readers' hearts with their humor and resilience, smooth writing, and a satisfying and hopeful ending make this a book to enjoy both emotionally and critically. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Groth, a former special education teacher, introduces readers to a sympathetic main character who is trying to move through trauma and to a sparkling supporting cast that gives voice to disability. Read full book review >
MEET CINDY SHERMAN by Jan Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An excellent, eye-opening exploration perfectly pitched to its audience. (bibliography, notes, list of artworks) (Biography. 10-14)"
An introduction to the work of artist Cindy Sherman, illustrated with dozens of her photographs. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
In the fall of 2013, on a bus ride home, a young man sets another student on fire. Read full book review >
THE INNOCENCE TREATMENT by Ari Goelman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Nineteen Eighty-Four meets V for Vendetta in a thrilling package. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
Protagonist Lauren Fielding's papers recount her terrifying experiences and revelations as a government experiment in Goelman's unsettling dystopia. 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 >