SURVIVORS by David Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A large-format hardcover gathers together true stories of adventure and survival. 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 WORLD JESUS KNEW by Marc Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Simplistic in spots but engagingly tongue-in-cheek. (Informational picture book. 10-13)"
A lightweight survey of what Jesus—or at least his local contemporaries—ate, drank, wore, cultivated, celebrated, and venerated. Read full book review >
ELITES OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A cunningly charted sequel that improves on its predecessor. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A young member of the elite class in a dystopian future discovers her destiny in this sequel to Children of Eden (2016). Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE SEA by Kate Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Art, text, and layout create a pleasing combination for a science shelf or a coffee table. (selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
The introduction accurately states that "this book shines a light on a few of the extraordinary creatures that live beneath the waves." 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 >
EARTH HATES ME by Ruby  Karp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A thoughtful blend of encouragement and entertaining personal stories. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Advice for teens is gleaned from the life of 16-year-old UCB Comedy performer Karp in this memoir. Read full book review >
SIT by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book is dedicated 'to all who just need a moment of peace,' but it may leave readers feeling far from peaceful. (Short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of short stories organized around the mental image of a sitting child. Read full book review >
THE THINGS OWEN WROTE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tender and affecting coming-of age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Owen's loving relationship with his grandfather Neville is moving in an unexpected and unwelcome direction. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURERS GUILD by Zack Loran  Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dazzling adventure sure to become a classic, if not a movie. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Zed, a half-human, half-elven boy with brown skin, and white, human Brock are best friends eager for Guildculling. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS CAROL & THE DEFENDERS OF CLAUS by Robert L. Fouch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Promising but problematic. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A chance encounter with a reindeer reveals 12-year-old Carol's secret powers, which she will need if she is to save Christmas from a terrible threat. Read full book review >
THE PACK by Kate Ormand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Even those who loved the first book might find too little logic in this conclusion. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A group of shape-shifting runaways from the circus, on the run from genocidal hunters, tries to find a home. 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 >