GOOD AND GONE by Megan Frazer Blakemore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A well-balanced delivery of heavy topics tempered with wry humor. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A road trip leads to self-acceptance and inner strength. Read full book review >
LILY'S MOUNTAIN by Hanna  Moderow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"If Dad seems less a character than a collection of folksy forest do's and don'ts, the author's practice of recounting terrifying events in a matter-of-fact tone (an Alaskan specialty) renders the sisters' journey more than sufficiently compelling. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Her dad has climbed Denali, North America's highest mountain, six times, so when he's reported as having fallen to his death in a deep crevasse, narrator Lily, 12, knows better than to believe it. Read full book review >

GOLDELINE by Jimmy Cajoleas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A folksy fairy tale bridging The Robber Bridegroom and Beasts of the Southern Wild. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A Bible-loving, magic-using orphan and her reluctant companion plunge into the deep dark woods in this Southern fantasy. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Best adapted for browsing but with some nutritious bits for students of paleontology or animal evolution in general. (Informational picture book. 10-13)"
A portrait gallery of extinct creatures, "scary, attractive, or a little bit bizarre to our eyes," posed with modern relatives. Read full book review >
VIRTUAL REALITY by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A brave but labored effort, too crude and piecemeal to do more than hint at this new tech's potential. (stickers, index) (Informational novelty. 10-12)"
An introduction to VR, with a cardboard viewer and five downloadable environments to sample. Read full book review >

THE FANTASTIC BODY by Howard Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A thorough, accurate, and attractive effort that's useful for quick reference as well as for a deeper examination of the topic. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Anatomy and physiology books for older grade schoolers are not especially rare, but it's worth taking a close look at this new one. Read full book review >
THE FIRST TO KNOW by Abigail Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A smart, heartfelt tale that's more than its nifty high concept. (Fiction. 13-17)"
The DNA sequencing Dana secretly obtained for her dad was supposed to be his best birthday present ever—now, it threatens to tear her family apart. Read full book review >
I LIKE YOU LIKE THIS by Heather  Cumiskey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Overall, a tubular story for readers looking for their next great melodramatic love story. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
In 1984, one bad trip will completely change the course of Hannah Zandana's teenage life. Read full book review >
MARTHA AND THE SLAVE CATCHERS by Harriet Hyman  Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A tense adventure about interracial adoption that gets to the heart of what's most important: love. (author's note, maps) (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
The life of a Connecticut girl is turned upside down by the Fugitive Slave Act. Read full book review >
DIGGING FOR TROUBLE  by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A dinosaur mystery for sleuths and dino fans. (Mystery. 9-12)"
From maps to dinosaur fossils, a preteen keeps sleuthing. Read full book review >
ROSEMARKED by Livia Blackburne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A dark tale filled with tension and secrets and lightened by two brave companions. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Two young people fight oppression against the backdrop of plague. Read full book review >
INTO THE BLACK  by Ava Jae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Distracting alien language and languid first act aside, an improvement on the first outing. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
The revelation of Eros' parentage in Beyond the Red (2016) leads to political intrigues and a change in his relationship with Kora. 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 >