COMING HOME by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A highly unusual picture book to satisfy the heart of anyone who enjoys making the natural world part of a Christmas celebration. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A robin travels alone for many miles to reach his mate by Christmas. Read full book review >
DRAGONS IN A BAG by Zetta Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Good, solid fantasy fun. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Nine-year-old Brooklynite Jaxon meets a witch, becomes her apprentice, and protects baby dragons all in one eventful day. Read full book review >

SANITY & TALLULAH by Molly Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Interlaced with spot-on dialogue that is full of humor, this page-turner delivers. (Graphic science fiction. 8-12)"
Hijinks ensue when a clandestine "carnivorous bioengineering experiment" escapes on a space station. Read full book review >
THE UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE WAXING MOON by Aaron Renier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Dazzling. (Graphic adventure. 7-12)"
Shipwrecks and secrets abound in this sophomore graphic offering. Read full book review >
THE SEASON OF STYX MALONE by Kekla Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Heartening and hopeful, a love letter to black male youth grasping the desires within them, absorbing the worlds around them, striving to be more otherwise than ordinary. Please share. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cooler-than-cool newcomer Styx Malone takes the more-sheltered brothers Caleb and Bobby Gene on a mischievous, path-altering, summer adventure of a lifetime as they embrace the extraordinary possibilities beyond the everyday in rural Indiana. Read full book review >

ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Graphic storytelling at its most powerful. (Graphic fiction. 8-14) "
A young Syrian refugee tries to flee the horrors of war in this Danish import. Read full book review >
NO SMALL POTATOES by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"This a-peel-ing story will give readers a new appreciation for spuds. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Junius G. Groves, named "Potato King of the World" by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1902, was the richest black man "living between the Missouri River and the Rockies," according to the Indianapolis Recorder. Read full book review >
THE ELEPHANT by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A must-have for anyone who loves elephants. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
As a young boy in a striped shirt and blue jeans reads his book about elephants, readers learn facts along with him. Read full book review >
THE ELEVENTH HOUR by Jacques Goldstyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2018

"Children may notice that the adults reading with them are weeping—a history lesson and conversation starter in one book. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two Canadian friends, one born just two minutes after the other, go to the Western Front. Read full book review >
EARTHRISE by James Gladstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2018

"For any fan of Earth. (Nonfiction picture book. 4-8)"
A compelling look at the history of one of NASA's most iconic photographs. Read full book review >
THE VERY LAST CASTLE by Travis Jonker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A lovely story about courage and community with a darling protagonist. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young girl named Ibb transforms her town when she dares to enter its very last castle, which no one has entered since anyone can remember. Read full book review >
LITTLE BEAR'S BIG HOUSE by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A sure hit that encourages independence—but not without a bit of gentle teasing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When disgruntled Little Bear leaves his family to seek adventure outside their forest home, he finds a deserted house—and just enough adventure for one day. 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 >