SUEE AND THE SHADOW by Ginger Ly
by Ginger Ly, illustrated by Molly Park, translated by Keo Lee, Jane Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"With strengths outweighing flaws, this is a dark yet digestible visual delight with an endearing investigative trio. (Graphic horror. 8-12)"
A visually refreshing treat from South Korea, Ly and Park's debut graphic novel features Suee Lee, a 12-year-old girl with sharp intelligence, a world-weary view, and a pointy hairdo. Read full book review >
SAVING MARTY by Paul Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Smart, honest, and heart-achingly real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A failing peach farm and a mountain of bills force 12-year-old Lorenzo Ventura's mother to consider selling his best friend, Marty—a pig who thinks he is a dog. Read full book review >

THE WONDROUS WORLD OF VIOLET BARNABY by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A mostly emotionally perceptive novel of grief and recovery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Barely a year after losing her mother to cancer, sixth-grader Violet Barnaby is facing her second Christmas without her—but with her newly remarried father's wife and her children. Read full book review >
RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS by Shel Silverstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Cead with rare and lave a good haugh; there can't be too many more like these. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Twelve years later, a return to the ween groods for more vunny ferses. Read full book review >
HER RIGHT FOOT by Dave Eggers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Occasionally mannered but heartfelt throughout and indisputably timely. (bibliography, source list) (Picture book. 9-13, adult)"
Everyone knows what the Statue of Liberty stands for—but, as Eggers notes, she's not actually "standing" at all. Read full book review >

THE PAINTING by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Full of emotional truth and connection. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The painting of a Newfoundland lighthouse that Annie finds in her attic becomes a portal to the place itself and the lonely girl who lives there. Read full book review >
THE CLUE IN THE TREES by Margi Preus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A great book for a lazy afternoon: a nod to Nancy that serves up a modern version of the classic teen detective heroine. (Mystery. 11-16)"
Francie is back for another outing in a second mystery set in Minnesota (Enchantment Lake, 2015). Read full book review >
SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history's darkest chapters. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation. Read full book review >
CRASH COURSE  by Landry Q. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A funny, rollicking, action-packed quest through the cosmos. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Elara Vaughn has wanted to become a terraformer, a bioengineer who creates new life forms, her whole life. Read full book review >
SPEAKING OUR TRUTH by Monique Gray Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Absolutely necessary. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Smith offers readers a sojourn through Canadian history chronicling the residential school experience through the stories of the survivors. Read full book review >
SHAKEN by Tim Tebow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A Christian perspective with a wider appeal. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tebow pens a guide aimed at helping young people find a better way to live, adapted from his book for adults of the same name. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >