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 >
MAYA LIN by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An engaging, admiring, and insightful portrait of an uncompromising, civic-minded, visionary artist. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 12-15)"
One of the world's most celebrated creators of civic architecture is profiled in this accessible, engaging biography. Read full book review >
WHEN I WAS A TURKEY by Joe Hutto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Young nature lovers will gobble this up. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A naturalist recalls his year as a turkey "mother." Read full book review >
VICTORIA by Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A biography fit for a queen. (index) (Biography. 12-18)"
One of history's most influential rulers became queen just out of girlhood and led her country during a time of great change. Read full book review >
TWELVE DAYS IN MAY by Larry Dane Brimner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Richly illustrated with period photographs and strikingly designed, this is a clear, accessible depiction of a major story in the civil rights movement. (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
Even after some Jim Crow laws were declared unconstitutional, many states continued to refuse to adhere to the changes. Sibert Honor-winning author Brimner (Black and White, 2011) explores the first "Freedom Ride" in May 1961, as seven black and six white activists ranging in age from 18 to 61 set out to bring attention to this resistance. Read full book review >
THE REAL MCCOYS by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An exceptional middle-grade read packed with giggles for young sleuths who love to explore a little off the beaten path. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fourth-grader Moxie McCoy must solve the crime of the century when the school mascot goes missing. Read full book review >
GEORGE AND THE BLUE MOON  by Stephen Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Will likely sell well, as usual—but also as usual, the essays and the storyline are aimed at different audiences. (Informational science fiction. 10-12)"
George and Annie again tackle "crazy squillionaire" Alioth Merak as the megalomaniac takes another stab at dominating the world (and beyond). 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 >