EARTH HATES ME by Ruby  Karp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A thoughtful blend of encouragement and entertaining personal stories. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Advice for teens is gleaned from the life of 16-year-old UCB Comedy performer Karp in this memoir. Read full book review >
SIT by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book is dedicated 'to all who just need a moment of peace,' but it may leave readers feeling far from peaceful. (Short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of short stories organized around the mental image of a sitting child. Read full book review >

THE THINGS OWEN WROTE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tender and affecting coming-of age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Owen's loving relationship with his grandfather Neville is moving in an unexpected and unwelcome direction. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURERS GUILD by Zack Loran  Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dazzling adventure sure to become a classic, if not a movie. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Zed, a half-human, half-elven boy with brown skin, and white, human Brock are best friends eager for Guildculling. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS CAROL & THE DEFENDERS OF CLAUS by Robert L. Fouch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Promising but problematic. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A chance encounter with a reindeer reveals 12-year-old Carol's secret powers, which she will need if she is to save Christmas from a terrible threat. Read full book review >

THE PACK by Kate Ormand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Even those who loved the first book might find too little logic in this conclusion. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A group of shape-shifting runaways from the circus, on the run from genocidal hunters, tries to find a home. Read full book review >
PASHMINA by Nidhi  Chanani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An original graphic novel, the first written and illustrated by an Indian-American creator, this is both a needed contribution and a first-rate adventure tale. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
In this feminist graphic novel, a young woman searches for the truths of her past with the help of a long-lost aunt; Shakti, the Divine Mother Goddess; and a mysterious shawl. Read full book review >
BROODING YA HERO by Carrie Ann  DiRisio
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An ostensibly comical deconstruction, this goes on too long to sustain the one-note joke. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A satirical look at the world of the male hero in young-adult literature by the creator of the Twitter account @broodingYAhero. Read full book review >
BLACK MOON RISING  by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Here's hoping the next installment in this series achieves a better balance. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Curse of the Boggin (2016), Marcus (white), Theo (African-American), and Lu (Asian-American) are back. Read full book review >
MISTRESS OF ALL EVIL by Serena Valentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Despite frequently inelegant prose, the story will probably please series fans. (Fantasy. 10-18)"
Disney's Villains series' fourth installment highlights Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent. Read full book review >
A FAIR DEAL by Kari Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged, and she provides a grounded (and painless) introduction to world geography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about bringing justice to people around the world." Fair enough. Read full book review >
ROBOTS & REPEATS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Cool coding and forward plot motion keep this series humming. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The coding heroes are in a vulnerable position after Secrets & Sequences (2017). 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 >