THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A spirited tale, indeed. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A spunky, modern take on A Christmas Carol. Read full book review >
FAULT LINES by Johanna  Wagstaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Thorough, engaging, and accessible. (resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A seasoned meteorologist and journalist uses personal experiences, interviews with earthquake witnesses, history, charts, and photographs as she explains the science behind earthquakes. Read full book review >

OUT OF TUNE by Norah McClintock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A solid whodunit. (Mystery. 11-15)"
A musical prodigy, Alicia, goes missing and turns up murdered in this latest Riley Donovan mystery from prolific McClintock. Read full book review >
LITTLE BIGFOOT, BIG CITY  by Jennifer Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Fast-paced and full of questions, answers, more questions—and heart. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As Alice, Millie, and Jeremy pursue different goals, their lives entangle irrevocably—for better and worse. Read full book review >
THE NUTCRACKER MICE by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Dance, drama, and a star turn make this a page-turning tale. (author's note) (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Ballet is beautiful for a mouse ballerina. Read full book review >

RYAN QUINN AND THE LION'S CLAW by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Hits the spot for adventure junkies. (Thriller. 10-14)"
In his second novel, McGee follows up on Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape (2016) with another high-action adventure that reads much like the screenplays of his television movies. Read full book review >
THE WHIZ MOB AND THE GRENADINE KID by Colin Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A gleefully metafictional caper and middle-grade picaresque bound to appeal to discerning young readers. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Charlie, the shy son of an American diplomat in France, discovers a thrilling, dangerous underworld whose young denizens prey on the unsuspecting elite of 1961 Marseille. Read full book review >
RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"This lightly spooky story demonstrates the complexities of preteen girl relationships. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Working in a scary house helps two preteens both connect and find their own identities. Read full book review >
BREAKER BOY by Joan Hiatt Harlow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Acceptable but far from groundbreaking. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A breaker boy in the Pennsylvania mines learns to overcome his fears. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Inspiring and hopeful if not easy. (author's note, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The long and troubled history of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and its place in three of the major religions of the world is told in all its complicated glory. Read full book review >
KISKA by John Smelcer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"A look at an obscure but important part of United States history. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1942, 14-year-old protagonist Kiska Baranoff's island world turns upside down after Japan attacks Alaska. Read full book review >
THE REACTION by Helena Coggan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"Poor pacing and flawed logic lead to a disappointing sequel. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
In a post-magical-apocalypse London, a teenage soldier with a secret monster-transformation problem hopes she can rescue her father without incriminating herself. 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 >