I WISH I WAS A LION by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Serviceable but nothing to roar about. (Informational early reader. 5-9)"
Can the venerable I Can Read line attract beginning readers with facts? Read full book review >
APPLEWHITES COAST TO COAST by Stephanie S. Tolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A humdrum adventure that muddily tries to convey the notion that all of life's students are also teachers. (Fiction. 8-13)"
The Applewhites take their untraditional, ramshackle educational show on the road. Read full book review >

THE LEGEND OF SHADOW HIGH by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This entry in the Monster High/Ever After High franchise may please fans, but it's unlikely to win new ones. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The World of Stories is in danger, and it's up to the offspring of famous fairy-tale characters and monsters to team up to save the day. Read full book review >
THE BONE THIEF by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no magic in them bones. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Grimsly save his hometown from a vengeance-seeking madman? Read full book review >
THE PLAYER KING by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An appealing protagonist pursuing a grand adventure and struggling with themes of power, pride, and identity will appeal to fans of historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
From prolific, Newbery winner Avi, a novel set in the Middle Ages that is replete with authentic period details, page-turning brief chapters, and a plot filled with twists, turns, and political intrigue. Read full book review >

PAPER CHAINS by Elaine Vickers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A well-told story celebrating the power of friendship to comfort and heal when families fall short. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Secrets and family upheaval test Katie and Ana's newly minted friendship. Read full book review >
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by An  Leysen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2017

"Pretty but unexceptional considering the many comparable versions, conventional and otherwise, available. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
A plainspoken retelling of the classic tale with dreamy illustrations. Read full book review >
THE THEORY OF HUMMINGBIRDS by Michelle Kadarusman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2017

"A quick, sweet read. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two friends learn to respect each other's big ideas. Read full book review >
RIVERS, SEAS AND OCEANS by Mack
by Mack, illustrated by Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Considering the flotilla of more watertight treatments available, a washout. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A dip into the diverse bodies of water on our planet and some of the ways we interact with them. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST PROPHECY by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Historically accurate but unexciting. (Adventure. 9-12)"
When the portal to ancient Egypt is destroyed, 12-year-old Horace must find another way into the network and learn more about what it means to be a Time Keeper. Read full book review >
THE H.L. HUNLEY SUBMARINE by Fran Hawk
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"A patchwork production, far less seaworthy than, for instance, Sally Walker's two titles on the subject. (map, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The story of the first attack submarine's drastically brief career and, nearly a century and a half later, rediscovery. Read full book review >
DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASTLANTIC by Armand Baltazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"Expert illustration and imaginative worldbuilding with unfortunate stereotyping. (Steampunk. 8-12)"
The great Time Collision ripped apart time and space and remade it: dinosaurs in the distance, spaceships in the skies, robots, and humans of all eras now inhabit this remixed world. 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 >