A LINE IN THE DARK by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Mesmerizing. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Queer romance, friendship rivalries, and ominous secrets twist together in Lo's latest enthralling tale. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF SHADOW HIGH by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This entry in the Monster High/Ever After High franchise may please fans, but it's unlikely to win new ones. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The World of Stories is in danger, and it's up to the offspring of famous fairy-tale characters and monsters to team up to save the day. Read full book review >

THE BONE THIEF by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no magic in them bones. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Grimsly save his hometown from a vengeance-seeking madman? Read full book review >
THE PLAYER KING by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An appealing protagonist pursuing a grand adventure and struggling with themes of power, pride, and identity will appeal to fans of historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
From prolific, Newbery winner Avi, a novel set in the Middle Ages that is replete with authentic period details, page-turning brief chapters, and a plot filled with twists, turns, and political intrigue. Read full book review >
PAPER CHAINS by Elaine Vickers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A well-told story celebrating the power of friendship to comfort and heal when families fall short. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Secrets and family upheaval test Katie and Ana's newly minted friendship. Read full book review >

I AM ALFONSO JONES by Tony Medina
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Painfully important. (Graphic fiction. 12-18)"
From the afterlife, black teenager Alfonso Jones, a 15-year-old victim of police brutality, watches the effect his murder has on his loved ones and community. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST PROPHECY by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Historically accurate but unexciting. (Adventure. 9-12)"
When the portal to ancient Egypt is destroyed, 12-year-old Horace must find another way into the network and learn more about what it means to be a Time Keeper. Read full book review >
DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASTLANTIC by Armand Baltazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"Expert illustration and imaginative worldbuilding with unfortunate stereotyping. (Steampunk. 8-12)"
The great Time Collision ripped apart time and space and remade it: dinosaurs in the distance, spaceships in the skies, robots, and humans of all eras now inhabit this remixed world. Read full book review >
THE KIDS' FAMILY TREE BOOK by Caroline Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A good if limited starting guide. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Author Leavitt presents all the components of doing research into family history with easy-to-follow directions for a successful project. Read full book review >
MYSTERY OF THE BEAR CUB by Tamra Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Inaccurate title aside, this is good-old fashioned summer fun with a mystery at the center. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's summer before eighth grade, and Cooper Wilder is looking forward to fishing, camping, and kayaking with his summer pals Packrat and Roy. Read full book review >
MY BRIGADISTA YEAR by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Educational and inspiring. (author's note, timeline) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Paterson offers a coming-of-age tale about a girl stepping up to be part of something greater than herself in post-revolution Cuba. Read full book review >
CAST NO SHADOW by Nick  Tapalansky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Engaging but not without flaw. (Graphic supernatural fiction. 10-17)"
A boy without a shadow falls for a 20th-century ghost girl in this supernatural graphic novel. 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 >