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 >
FOLLOW YOUR HEART  by Tasha Nathan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Although this coming-of-age story deals with an interracial relationship and immigrant angst, limp writing, one-dimensional characters, and sweet but simplistic motivations sink it. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shy high school senior Nisha, brown-skinned and dark-haired, tries to balance her parents' strict and traditional Sri Lankan Tamil expectations and values with the freedoms of the liberal Canadian society she is growing up in. Read full book review >

ATTACK OF THE NOT-SO-VIRTUAL MONSTERS by Kim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"While there are both better monster and better tech books out there, the fast pace and action focus will appeal to game-addicted readers. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Monsters from a "Pokémon Go"-type game escape into the real world. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A rich source of terrors both real and manufactured, equally effective in broad daylight or beneath the bedcovers. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A compendium of paranormal doings, natural horrors, and eerie wonders worldwide and (in several senses) beyond. Read full book review >
MORT ZIFF IS NOT DEAD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A wonderful read told with elegant simplicity. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A nostalgic blend of 1960s culture and enduring family dynamics combine in Fagan's humorous yarn. Read full book review >

BONES OF THE SUN GOD by Peter Vegas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The usual ordinary-boy-must-save-the-world-aided-by-a-much-smarter-sidekick plot. (Adventure. 9-13)"
Back from Egypt, 13-year-old Sam Force has returned to his Boston boarding school. Read full book review >
MILES MORALES   by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A page-turner with a heart and a soul. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Move over Peter Parker, a new Spidey's in town! Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Though a glossary would have helped—not everyone knows what 'gesso' is—and the scope is limited, most will enjoy return visits with these old masters. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This handsomely produced British import coaches parents and teachers on how best to introduce their children to fine art and also serves as a lively learning prompt for future connoisseurs—art-loving kids with a voracious desire to explore and experience and enjoy as much art as they can. Read full book review >
DEWEY FAIRCHILD, PARENT PROBLEM SOLVER by Lorri Horn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"After all, as Horn puts it in this winning debut, 'where you found kids, you always found parents who needed some assistance to be, shall we say, their best selves.' Amen to that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Hey, kids, are you saddled with a waaay overprotective mother? A dad who picks his nose? Parents discussing a move to Alaska? See Dewey Fairchild! Read full book review >
STRANGE ALCHEMY  by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Passionate mystery or speculative fiction fans should look elsewhere. (Speculative fiction. 13-16)"
A revised version of the author's first novel, Blackwood (2012). Read full book review >
SUMMER ON EARTH by Peter  Thompson
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Like Ralwil's craft, this doesn't fly. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Ralwil Turth, an intergalactic space being, has crash-landed on Earth. Read full book review >
ZINNIA AND THE BEES  by Danielle Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Not flawless but decidedly offbeat and emotionally true. (Fabulism. 9-12)"
Zinnia's convinced nothing could be worse than her beloved older brother's sudden, unexplained departure, which leaves her alone with their overbearing dentist mother—till a colony of honeybees takes up residence in her hair. 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 >