THE PRINCE PROBLEM by Vivian Vande Velde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 27, 2018

"A royal adventure with archetype-shattering characters. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A spellbound prince and an abducted princess must work together to defeat their enemies. Read full book review >
GAMER ARMY by Trent Reedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 27, 2018

"Authentic gamer action meets classic sci-fi themes and leaves room for sequels. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
Twelve-year-old gamers at an elite tournament uncover secrets. Read full book review >

COURAGEOUS by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 27, 2018

"A mostly historically accurate, though not terribly engaging retelling of Operation Dynamo. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-olds Aidan and Sally sail a tiny fishing boat across the English Channel and risk their lives rescuing trapped Allied soldiers from Dunkirk. Read full book review >
THE SQUIRREL MANIFESTO by Ric Edelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"A worthy message is sullied by blatant commercialism. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This rhyming picture book features young squirrels who learn to save, spend, and give back. Read full book review >
I DO NOT LIKE BOOKS ANYMORE! by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"Learning to read can be hard, and this book offers youngsters tackling the skill needed sympathy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Monster siblings Alphonse and Natalie (Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! 2016) return in a sympathetic story about learning to read. Read full book review >

WHO LEFT THE LIGHT ON? by Richard Marnier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"From little variations in habit, big changes occur, and everyone seems happier, including young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"This is my town, / simple and typical. / Each house has a door, / two windows, a red roof / —all so predictable." Read full book review >
YES I CAN! by Kendra J. Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"Pedantic and, contrary to its goal, exoticizing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A girl who uses a wheelchair goes about her everyday life. Read full book review >
FOUND by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Larry Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"A story that will break hearts so it can put them back together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After losing their own beloved pet, a young child finds and returns a lost puppy in this wordless picture book from Newman and Day. Read full book review >
SOPHIE JOHNSON, UNICORN EXPERT by Morag Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"From the sparkling shower of confetti on the book cover to the high-octane antics of an obsessed fan in a flower-petal tutu, this imaginative tale of a unicorn (non)sighting will appeal to the legions of fellow enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This story's protagonist is extremely serious about her favorite subject: Every waking moment is spent conducting research about and training the 17 unicorns in her midst. Read full book review >
SWEET SENIOR PUPS by Kama Einhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"Although the information presented is of high interest and accurate, some more scientifically minded readers may be put off by the use of animal voices. (Nonfiction/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
First in a pseudo-nonfiction series about animal sanctuaries is the tale of a rescue facility for elderly dogs in Maryland. Read full book review >
THE ONCE AND FUTURE GEEK by Mari Mancusi
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"A wholesome, modern twist on the classic legend that could provide a gateway for newer readers and fun for the gaming set. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Two contemporary gamers find themselves living a real-life fantasy adventure with the future King Arthur and Guinevere even as they navigate rough-water friendships. Read full book review >
THE DISCOVERY OF FIREWORKS AND GUNPOWDER by Phil Amara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2018

"In theory, a fun, STEAM-filled story idea; in execution, not so much. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this follow-up to The Discovery of Ramen (2018), Dao the red panda takes Emma and Ethan on another adventure. 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 >