I AM ALFONSO JONES by Tony Medina
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Painfully important. (Graphic fiction. 12-18)"
From the afterlife, black teenager Alfonso Jones, a 15-year-old victim of police brutality, watches the effect his murder has on his loved ones and community. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST PROPHECY by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Historically accurate but unexciting. (Adventure. 9-12)"
When the portal to ancient Egypt is destroyed, 12-year-old Horace must find another way into the network and learn more about what it means to be a Time Keeper. Read full book review >

DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASTLANTIC by Armand Baltazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"Expert illustration and imaginative worldbuilding with unfortunate stereotyping. (Steampunk. 8-12)"
The great Time Collision ripped apart time and space and remade it: dinosaurs in the distance, spaceships in the skies, robots, and humans of all eras now inhabit this remixed world. Read full book review >
THE KIDS' FAMILY TREE BOOK by Caroline Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A good if limited starting guide. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Author Leavitt presents all the components of doing research into family history with easy-to-follow directions for a successful project. Read full book review >
MYSTERY OF THE BEAR CUB by Tamra Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Inaccurate title aside, this is good-old fashioned summer fun with a mystery at the center. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's summer before eighth grade, and Cooper Wilder is looking forward to fishing, camping, and kayaking with his summer pals Packrat and Roy. Read full book review >

MY BRIGADISTA YEAR by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Educational and inspiring. (author's note, timeline) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Paterson offers a coming-of-age tale about a girl stepping up to be part of something greater than herself in post-revolution Cuba. Read full book review >
CAST NO SHADOW by Nick  Tapalansky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Engaging but not without flaw. (Graphic supernatural fiction. 10-17)"
A boy without a shadow falls for a 20th-century ghost girl in this supernatural graphic 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 >
UNSTOPPABLE by Nancy Furstinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Fun just to browse but entertaining and enlightening to read. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Utilizing technology that mostly originated with treatments for humans, some animals are now being fitted with custom-designed prostheses. Read full book review >
REWILDING by Jane Drake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Clearly organized and accessibly written, this is a welcome overview. (glossary, sources, further reading, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From reintroducing keystone species and making wildlife corridors to sharing city space and engineering de-extinction, people are working to rethink the relationship between humans and the natural world. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO KNEW EVERYTHING by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A colorful figure in the history of science whose 'misses' are as entertaining and instructive as his 'hits.' (timeline, map, lists of sources and further reading) (Biography. 10-13)"
An introduction to an undeservedly obscure polymath of the scientific revolution. Read full book review >
CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An auspicious series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12) "
Little sisters can't save the day—or can they? 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 >