SPY SCHOOL SECRET SERVICE by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This is espionage well worth uncovering. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Only a few months after accidently blowing up the principal's office at the CIA Academy of Espionage, 13-year-old Benjamin Ripley is back with another explosive assignment, and the stakes couldn't be any higher. Read full book review >
THE INCREDIBLE MAGIC OF BEING by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A timeless and affecting, slightly paranormal exploration of familial attachments. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Nine-year-old Julian is gifted both emotionally and intellectually, but these assets come at a sometimes-distressing cost. Read full book review >

RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Lindsay Eagar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An old-fashioned, rip-roaring adventure featuring a smart, independent girl. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sometimes a hearty dose of escapism is exactly what's needed for trying times. Read full book review >
INTO THE SHADOWLANDS by Cynthia Reeg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Poor pacing, jerky plot, uneven content: skip. (Fantasy/horror. 8-12)"
Following From the Grave (2016), Frank and the misfits face a plot against them and bully Malcolm struggles with his family secret. Read full book review >
GRAY WOLF ISLAND by Tracey Neithercott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An engrossing but uneven mystery. (Paranormal mystery. 13-18)"
To fulfill the final wish of her late twin sister, a girl embarks on an adventure to find buried treasure. Read full book review >

MR. LEMONCELLO'S GREAT LIBRARY RACE by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Good entertainment with some meaningful messages. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Participants in one of Luigi Lemoncello's board-games-without-a-board discover the value of careful research and teamwork. Read full book review >
WATCHDOG by Will McIntosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Engaging, suspenseful, and with nearly all the vivid fighting confined to robots, this gritty tale is perfect for a younger audience than most post-apocalyptic stories. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 10-14)"
In a nasty, hyperstratified future, white twins Vick and Tara are on their own in the scary streets of Chicago, where economic disaster has laid waste to the poorer sections of the city. Read full book review >
THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Mystery, romance, and teen angst—the game is definitely afoot. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Moria Moriarty chronicles the continuing teenage adventures of the famous archenemies Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty. Read full book review >
SATURDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK by Ellen Wittlinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A bland jumble. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A preteen deals with numerous changes in Wittlinger's sleepy middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
DARE MIGHTY THINGS by Heather Kaczynski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The slow-moving story leads to a rushed cliffhanger ending that perplexes more than it entices. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Cassandra Gupta, a biracial, Indian-American 17-year-old, has been working a boring intern job at NASA when she's chosen to go to Houston to compete for a seat on the next space mission. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF LIES by Teri Terry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"With elements of gothic literature (and a few references to Wuthering Heights), this story could serve as a bridge to gothic classics. Thriller readers may simply enjoy the creepy mystery. (Thriller. 13-17)"
When identical twins tell each other lies, the result could be deadly. Read full book review >
TENTACLE AND WING by Sarah Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An inventive, charming tale with a strange mix of science and fantasy. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Ada Lahey has been carrying a secret all of her life, one her father has helped her to keep: though she appears to be a brown-skinned human, 12-year-old Ada is a chimera with infrared vision, seeing hues that others don't. 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 >