LITTLE BITS OF SKY by S.E. Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A quiet, endearing protagonist achieves a dream unimagined by many children. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Miracle (who prefers the name Ira) tells her tale from October 1987 until June 1990—when she and younger brother Zac were foster children at Skilly House in London. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"There may be some rough edges, but the unusually broad definition of 'treasure' may move a few readers off the gold standard. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Twenty-three tales of treasures hidden, long-lost, or still lost—from the Lascaux cave paintings to fabled El Dorado. Read full book review >

THE FIRE QUEEN  by Emily R. King
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A descriptive action-packed fantasy in a vivid world, this novel is for readers interested in seeing its protagonist use her powers and wit to smash the patriarchy. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
An exciting second installment in King's Hundredth Queen series takes readers from one disaster to another along the way to restoring the Tarachand Empire. 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 >
LIGHT YEARS by Emily Ziff  Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A supernatural romantic thriller that defies convention. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A deadly pandemic killing hundreds of thousands can only be stopped by one girl's unique way of interacting with the world. Read full book review >

FLASHTIDE by Jenny Moyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An intriguing follow-up. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Dram and Orion have survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, but they find life on the other side of the dangerous flash curtain just as deadly. Read full book review >
THE EQUALS by Daniel Sweren-Becker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Flat characters and stilted prose make this another one to skip. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The sequel to The Ones (2016) offers more of the same. Read full book review >
CLICK'D  by Tamara Ireland Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Entertaining and engaging, this effort may especially appeal to computer-savvy young teens. (Fiction. 10-14)"
At a Girls Who Code-type camp, seventh-grader Allie Navarro develops a new social-connections game she calls "Click'd." Read full book review >
SIT by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book is dedicated 'to all who just need a moment of peace,' but it may leave readers feeling far from peaceful. (Short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of short stories organized around the mental image of a sitting child. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURERS GUILD by Zack Loran  Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dazzling adventure sure to become a classic, if not a movie. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Zed, a half-human, half-elven boy with brown skin, and white, human Brock are best friends eager for Guildculling. 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 >
ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers will cheer her victories, wince at her stumbles, and likely demand visits to the nearest faire themselves to sample the wares and fun. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
A home-schooled squireling sallies forth to public school, where the woods turn out to be treacherous and dragons lie in wait. 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 >