THE TRAIL by Meika Hashimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Unsatisfying and predictable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Despite impossible odds, Toby is determined to honor his friend Lucas by completing a partial thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Inspiring and hopeful if not easy. (author's note, notes, bibliography)(Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The long and troubled history of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and its place in three of the major religions of the world is told in all its complicated glory. Read full book review >

I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT by Dan Emmett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A serviceable account of a tough job for tough-minded people—rewarding but with a heavy load of responsibility. (Memoir. 12-15)"
An agent who stood (as his 2014 memoir puts it) Within Arm's Length of three presidents offers a pared-down version of his training and career. Read full book review >
MAGIC TRICKS WITH COINS, CARDS AND EVERYDAY OBJECTS by Jake Banfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Tricks sure to disarm even someone with a bad case of the grumps. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
A sunny array of card, coin, and doodad magic tricks presented in step-by-step format. Read full book review >
THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Captivated kids will be happy to see that Book 3 is on its way. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
Neanderthal siblings return for a blustery infoventure in the Ice Age. Read full book review >

PIGS MIGHT FLY by Nick Abadzis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lily's fans will look forward to the sequel set up at the close. (Graphic fantasy. 9-14)"
Can teen pig Lily realize her dream to fly with the power of science? Read full book review >
THE DANGER GANG AND THE PIRATES OF BORNEO! by Stephen Bramucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Routine even with the swordplay and flying excrement. (Adventure. 10-12)"
When his adventure-loving parents disappear on an expedition to Borneo, an 11-year-old shut-in recruits a sidekick (actually "partner") and sets out to the rescue. Read full book review >
GUARDIANS OF THE GRYPHON'S CLAW  by Todd Calgi Gallicano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A lackluster start to a new fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A recurring dream sends white 12-year-old Sam London deep into the Mohave Desert in search of the Phylassos, the legendary father of all gryphons and protector of magical creatures. Read full book review >
LUCY AND THE ROCKET DOG by Will Buckingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"For those who might enjoy a dog book, a science book, or just a good story. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Lucy must be a very intelligent girl, since she is able to build a rocket capable of traveling nearly the speed of light from stray parts—that then accidentally launches her hapless basset hound, Laika, into space. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE DOORS by David Neilsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Unsuccessful; readers may be more pleased with Charles Gilman's Lovecraft Middle School series for sci-fi fun or The Mysterious Benedict Society or A Series of Unfortunate Events for mystery and humor. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Four motherless siblings embark on an adventure that leads them through the memories—and nightmares—of the past. Read full book review >
THE COUNTDOWN CONSPIRACY by Katie Slivensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A straightforward read for kids not already well-versed in mystery conventions. (Mystery. 8-12) "
Troubles plague a program for teenage astronauts. Read full book review >
THE HALF-TRUE LIES OF CRICKET COHEN by Catherine Lloyd Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"May reassure readers with aging relatives facing Alzheimer's. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A grandmother and granddaughter's shared escapade bares unhappy truths. 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 >