CHILDREN OF REFUGE  by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This is a topical thriller that brings heart and thought to the sci-fi genre. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
Teen Edwy is sent away by his newly found birth parents and smuggled into a futuristic city. Read full book review >
THE DAYBREAK BOND by Megan Frazer Blakemore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Cold questions about technology and ethics wrapped in a warm story. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Five kids walk from their idyllic suburban community into the rough city, where they've never been, to save the life of one. Read full book review >

THE DATE TO SAVE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Fast-paced, smart, and often hilarious. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A scheduling error crams the biggest events of the school year all into one weekend, forcing the students of San Anselmo Prep to confront old fears, forge new relationships, and find a missing dragon's head. Read full book review >
CALEB AND KIT by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A realistic story with strong, recognizable characters that doesn't reduce cystic fibrosis to a tragedy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old boy attempts to take charge of his own life. Read full book review >
TRELL by Dick Lehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This tale of the fallout from the war on drugs recognizes one family's resolve as it hammers home the failures of public policy and the court system to uphold justice for all. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In a Boston swirling with racial tensions and public corruption, a story of false imprisonment based in fact, from a longtime investigative journalist. Read full book review >

CURSES AND WARFARE  by Jeri Baird
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Deepens characterizations as it neatly sets up Volume 3. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Twins Zander and Alexa are faced with the threat of warfare in this second book of the Tokens and Omen series. Read full book review >
GAME CHANGE by Joseph Monninger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Subtle, nuanced, and full of heart. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A coming-of-age story about a teen who gets the first—and only—start of his football career when their star quarterback is badly injured a week before a championship game. Read full book review >
ON A MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An effective argument for unplugged exploration, submitted through startlingly beautiful words and pictures. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Depressed by another rainy weekend in the country cabin, a shaggy-haired, bespectacled, white child wallows on the sofa, numbing malaise with a hand-held video game. Read full book review >
SCHOMBURG by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them. (Picture book/biography/poetry. 9-12)"
An eccentric, smart, and quirky bibliophile, Arturo Schomburg fueled his life with books. Read full book review >
THE DISASTROUS MAGICAL WISHES OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing, fast-paced, and easy-to-read choice for those just beyond transitional chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The diverse cast of Classroom 13 returns for another humorously exaggerated lesson on the flipside of good fortune. Read full book review >
THE GREAT HIBERNATION by Tara Dairman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Mildly amusing, with a silly, stomach-turning premise conveying sober concepts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When a bizarre ritual goes haywire, Kids Say the Darndest Things meets Lord of the Flies.Read full book review >
42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A pinch hitter, at best, behind a strong lineup of competitors. (timeline, endnotes, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A tribute to a man who spoke out forthrightly against racial injustice—until, on a larger stage, he let his deeds do the talking. 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 >