STAND TOGETHER AGAINST BULLYING by Sophia Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Didactic it may be, but until our schools are bully-free, this provides kids an easy way to remember to STAND together and be kind. (Informational early reader. 4-10)"
One of a line of character-building titles, this focuses on standing up to people who are bullying others. Read full book review >
JANE AUSTEN by Manuela Santoni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A lovely, quick read. (biographical notes, timeline) (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of a keen mind must be in want of a husband…. Read full book review >

THE FLIGHT OF MR. FINCH by Thomas Baas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Adult characters, a plot with limited child appeal, and use of stereotype may keep this import, originally published in French, from flying high in the U.S. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A man loses his pet bird and finds a new friend when a magical plant temporarily transforms his urban neighborhood into a dense jungle. Read full book review >
TEN HUNGRY TURKEYS by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A side dish at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ten turkeys invited to a Thursday luncheon decide, one by one, that attending might not be such a great idea. Read full book review >
GROW UP, DAVID! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Nice to see you again, David! (Picture book. 4-6)"
As if he couldn't get into trouble enough on his own, David has a big brother to "help." Read full book review >

LORD OF THE FLEAS by Dav Pilkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Actually, along with laffs aplenty, a fair quantity of 'maturishness and deepality' for biguns and littluns alike. (source notes) (Graphic science fiction. 7-10)"
Confession proves good for the soul of Petey, "world's most evilest cat," when past misdeeds rear up to threaten him and his saintly clone, L'il Petey. Read full book review >
PROFESSOR ASTRO CAT'S SPACE ROCKETS by Dominic Walliman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Energetic enough to carry younger rocketeers off the launch pad if not into a very high orbit. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The bubble-helmeted feline explains what rockets do and the role they have played in sending people (and animals) into space. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE MISSING CHALK DRAWINGS by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Storytime is solved with this addition to the bookcase. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A playful mystery culminates in a gentle message of conflict resolution. Read full book review >
SQUEAK THE MOUSE LIKES HIS HOUSE by Pat  Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Here's hoping this is not Squeak's only adventure. (Early reader/picture book. 3-8)"
This simple early reader explores all the things Squeak likes in his house, the kitchen of a (mostly) unsuspecting human family. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTHOUSE BETWEEN THE WORLDS by Melanie Crowder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"The cliffhanger ending leaves the portal open for a sequel; with luck, readers won't have to wait long for Book 2. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Griffin Fenn and his father, Philip, enjoy a quiet life looking after a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Read full book review >
UTOMIA by Caitlin Scholl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A cluttered and confusing start to a new animal-fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Laoch, a 14-year-old Iguana, is training to be a Master Grower, but the rebellious Lizard would rather be an inventor and leave his village of Talamh for the city of Utomia. Read full book review >
WE TRAVEL SO FAR by Laura  Knowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"Let this one pass you by. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
While taking readers around the world, this book discusses various species' migrations. 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 >