THE VLOGGER DIARIES by T. Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Laughs galore mitigate a thin storyline. (Fiction. 12-14)"
How can a girl make friends at her new school? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"While enjoyable to browse, these doll instructions are most likely to thwart all but the most determined of crafters. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A guidebook to making simple dolls and accessories sounds like a fine idea, as long as the supplies are readily available and the crafts are reasonably achievable. Read full book review >

ISIS by Brendan January
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Paired with a quality volume on Islam, this book can be enlightening; for readers without a solid understanding of Islam, it will likely reinforce stereotypes. (source notes, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In this slim nonfiction volume, January traces the genesis, activities, and influence of the global terrorist group known as ISIS. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"An up-to-date excursion past the boundaries of Newtonian physics: 'Crazy!' as the author aptly puts it. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A fresh look at some of the universe's weirdest astronomical phenomena and the people who study them. Read full book review >
TROUBLE TOMORROW by Terry  Whitebeach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"While well-meaning, this does little to offer any compelling alternative to the overpublished genre of Anglophone narratives of African conflict written from outside the continent. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Based on true events, a story about the powerful journey of resilience, courage, and hope of young Obulejo, striving to escape war-torn Sudan and heal from the wounds of societal prejudice. Read full book review >

IF MY MOON WAS YOUR SUN by Andreas Steinhöfel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A quiet story and pleasant music combine for a calming, peaceful, and even uplifting performance. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this import from Germany, a 9-year-old boy named Max sneaks his grandfather, who has dementia—the Great Forgetting—and another older woman, Miss Schneider, out of their nursing home. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A fresh, insightful look at the crucial role young people played in the civil rights movement, though not without its flaws. (photos, timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A compelling account of a group of young people who put their freedom and lives at risk as civil rights protesters. Read full book review >
DENNIS CHÁVEZ by Cissie Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Quibble aside, the historically notable achievements of this great but nearly forgotten American qualify this title as a must-read. (Biography. 8-12)"
Dennis (Dionisio) Chávez had his work cut out for him in 1935 as the first U.S.-born Latino senator. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"The educational possibilities will appeal to parents and teachers, and the hint of Greg Heffley will draw young readers in. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Vicente (The Case of the Three Kings/El caso de los Reyes Magos, 2016, etc.) invites readers to experience the daily life of an elementary school anti-bully vigilante in this quirky bilingual tale. Read full book review >
PURITAN GIRL, MOHAWK GIRL by John Demos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A one-sided account. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
From Puritan to Mohawk. Read full book review >
KID ALONE by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Second swing and a hard miss. (Mystery. 13-17)"
Garvie Smith, the underachieving teen detective, returns in a new mystery with more murder, dangerous intrigue, and highly inconvenient exams. Read full book review >
GIRL IN A BAD PLACE by Kaitlin Ward
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Title aside, a good place for young fans of Lois Duncan and Christopher Pike. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Best friends Mailee and Cara's bond is tested when Cara becomes enthralled with a charismatic cult leader the summer before their senior year. 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 >