CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Quibbles aside, a finely detailed, well-researched chronicle of a little-known disaster. (maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The worst maritime disaster in American history, one that could have been easily prevented, is comprehensively recounted in this briskly paced narrative. Read full book review >
FRIENDS AND FOES by Eddie Pittman
written and illustrated by Eddie Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This sophomore effort takes a slight narrative stumble, but overall, it's a nifty addition to the series. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this second volume, a plucky Earth girl tries to make her way on her new home planet. Read full book review >

THE CHOCOPOCALYPSE by Chris Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Callaghan's debut possesses many similarities to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and will likely find a place among readers who enjoy Dahl's humor. (chocolate facts) (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Stock up now! The end of chocolate is nigh. Read full book review >
SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"For lovers of fairy tales, this story of sisterhood, taking risks, and being kind is a physically beautiful book with an appealing cover and captivating full-color illustrations. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Picture-book author/illustrator Martin (The Littlest Family's Big Day, 2016, etc.) offers a reimagined chapter-book version of a lesser-known Grimm fairy tale, "Snow White and Red Rose." Read full book review >
NOT ON FIFTH STREET by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A misstep for Wiechman, who has done better. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Catholic-Protestant tensions rise along with the Ohio River in this historical novel. Read full book review >

THE NOWHERE GIRLS by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Scandal, justice, romance, sex positivity, subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Enraged by unpunished sexual assaults and the unchallenged rape culture at their high school, three new friends resolve to take action. Read full book review >
THE BREATHLESS by Tara  Goedjen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A plot-heavy saga. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A Southern gothic about family secrets and a dead sister. Read full book review >
SPARROW by Sarah  Moon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both inspiring and useful for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a world where everyone else seems to know how to get along, Sparrow Cooke, an eighth-grade black girl in Brooklyn, finds solace in flying like a bird whenever she's uncomfortable, until the day comes when that's no longer an option. Read full book review >
POV  by Ted Staunton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A snooze. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen filmmaker struggles to complete a music video. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IMPOSTER by Vivian Vande Velde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Certain to give readers the warm fuzzies. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Gabriella and Renphlegena (Phleg for short) are two very different girls from vastly different worlds. Read full book review >
THE KNOWING by Sharon Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The intricately woven narrative threads come together in a suspenseful denouement sure to leave readers hoping for another installment. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Nearly 400 years after the events in The Forgetting (2016), Canaan, long abandoned, its whereabouts lost, has devolved into an evil myth, while New Canaan, the rigid, class-stratified community that's replaced it, faces growing threats, internal and external. Read full book review >
THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET by Lindsay Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Shivers aplenty; just the ticket for a cold autumn night. (Paranormal mystery. 8-13)"
A preteen overcomes fear to solve a century-old mystery. 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 >