THE LIST by Patricia Forde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An intriguing speculation about authoritarian futures with a terrific cover. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Young Letta becomes wordsmith to her community in a future that follows a climate apocalypse. Read full book review >
THE WORLD'S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE by Frank L. Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Cole pitches some entertaining notions but proves weak on follow-through. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
Four young people test a new, high-tech amusement park ride that tests them in turn. Read full book review >

THE FOREVER COURT by Dave Rudden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"With many of the wrinkles from Volume 1 ironed out here, there are just a few more to manage to make Volume 3 a corker of a conclusion. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In this sequel to Knights of the Borrowed Dark (2016), Denizen Hardwick, along with his friends Simon Hayes and Abigail Falx, are Neophytes in the Order of the Borrowed Dark. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"For unflattering portraits of these well-known Founding Fathers, there are plenty of other places to look. (source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
These four stories casting some of America's Founding Fathers in less than a flattering light reveal that political partisanship and mudslinging have been a nasty reality since the nation's founding. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Densely packed overviews, equally suitable for poring over in a lap or mounted on a wall. (Informational novelty. 10-13)"
On a continuous strip over 2 meters long, the story of life from our planet's earliest years to today's Anthropocene Era. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Hard to beat for scope but offering a slanted view at best. (Informational novelty. 10-13)"
A panoramic view of history and prehistory on a loooong sheet, supplemented by select "breaking news" highlights. Read full book review >
THE GRAVEDIGGER'S SON by Patrick Moody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The boneyard's a busy place in this debut, but the dead and undead are less terrifying than those in Joseph Delaney's Revenge of the Witch (2005). (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The son of a cemetery's keeper has his work cut out for him by a vengeful witch who raises all the local dead at once—and threatens worse. Read full book review >
LAND MAMMALS OF THE WORLD by Juan Carlos Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An eye-filling showcase with much to offer both general browsers and budding biologists. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A select portrait gallery of terrestrial mammals, enhanced with close-up details and zoological notes. Read full book review >
NO MORE NO NAME by Tim Tingle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A lesson in sympathy, delivered with heart. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In this sequel to No Name (2014), Choctaw hoopster Bobby Byington finds common ground and friendship with a rival. Read full book review >
REZ REBEL by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to fully engage with a deeply serious issue. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Floyd Twofeathers, a Cree teen, vents his frustrations in his secret journal, creating stories to alleviate the angst and confusion he experiences while living on the (fictional) Bitter Lake Reserve. Read full book review >
SAME LOVE  by Tony Correia
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A quick, entertaining read. (Romance. 13-16)"
A gay boy is sent away to a summer camp for bad Christian teens. Read full book review >
HEAD HUNTER  by Eric Howling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A useful addition that will encourage sports fans. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A star athlete struggles to cope with changes in his coach's behavior that could have ramifications on and off the field. 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 >