NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Dee Romito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Kenzie describes a fantasy middle school life the way most girls wish it could be—amusing and fun but not quite plausible. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It's just a tiny bit hard to feel sorry for Kenzie. Read full book review >
ELIZABETH AND ZENOBIA by Jessica  Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Eerie and dazzling—a perfect book for a dark and stormy afternoon or a favorite graveyard reading spot. (Horror. 9-13)"
Debut novelist Miller concocts a blend of Gothic horror and spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >

MURDER, MAGIC, AND WHAT WE WORE by Kelly Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A great deal of fun, one stitch at a time. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12-18)"
"Women's work" is a weapon in this female-centric spy novel set in the Regency era. Read full book review >
THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET by David Barclay Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A debut that serves as a powerful instructive for writing from and reading the intersections—125th Street-size intersections for all readers to enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Multicultural Harlem lives again in this daringly diverse tale of growing up against the odds and the imaginative, healing possibilities that we can create through the choices we make. Read full book review >
CHASING AUGUSTUS by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"God's bones! Magnificent. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Could Rosie's life be much worse? Read full book review >

ONCE YOU KNOW THIS by Emily Blejwas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Hard to take but ultimately hopeful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifth-grader Brittany Kowalski looks for Plan B. Read full book review >
THE WAY TO BEA by Kat Yeh
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Gets to the heart of middle school awkwardness like a sympathetic haiku. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Yeh (The Truth about Twinkie Pie, 2015) explores mazes, friendship, and individuality. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC MISFITS by Neil Patrick Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An earnest message about discovering the magic in the world and finding the family that suits you. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Magic and mystery abound in this latest celebrity novel. Read full book review >
MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Designed to empower, the novel occasionally fails to consider that changing a culture of misogyny requires educating and embracing support from members of all genders. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Fed up by her high school's culture of misogyny, Vivian leads a feminist rebellion. Read full book review >
THE VICTORIA IN MY HEAD by Janelle Milanes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Appealingly imperfect Victoria makes this an enjoyable and humorous music-fueled coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sick of playing it safe, straight-A sophomore Victoria Cruz auditions for a high school rock band and ends up falling for both the perfectionist bassist and the gorgeous guitarist. Read full book review >
RENEGADES  by David Liss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Every plot contrivance is a reason to put the book down, but there are just as many reasons to keep reading late into the night. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
The Randoms series rides plot contrivances along to its conclusion. Read full book review >
RISE OF THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A stirring and mystical tale sure to keep readers thinking past the final page. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Corinne La Mer has settled back into island life after her fight with the jumbie Severine (The Jumbies, 2015), but no sooner does normalcy arrive than it leaves again when an earthquake rocks the island and her friend Laurent goes missing. 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 >