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 >
NORSE MYTHS by Kevin Crossley-Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Lavishly illustrated and strongly atmospheric—as well suited for reading aloud as alone. (schematic of the nine worlds, cast of characters) (Myths. 11-13)"
Twenty tales of gods, giants, and dwarfs, of mighty feats and epic trickery. 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 >
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Erik Forrest  Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no bones about it: young readers will get a taste of the classic in a fun and humerus way (wocka wocka). (Fiction. 8-12) "
The Muppets put a humorous spin on the classic tragedy The Phantom of the Opera. 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 >
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 >
THE SUMMER OF OWEN TODD by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A horror story based on reality, believably and sensitively constructed in the voice of the young protagonist. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
During the summer between fifth and sixth grades, Owen's best friend is exploited by an adult male babysitter. Read full book review >
APPLEWHITES COAST TO COAST by Stephanie S. Tolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A humdrum adventure that muddily tries to convey the notion that all of life's students are also teachers. (Fiction. 8-13)"
The Applewhites take their untraditional, ramshackle educational show on the road. 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 >