FRIENDS AND FOES by Eddie Pittman
written and illustrated by Eddie Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This sophomore effort takes a slight narrative stumble, but overall, it's a nifty addition to the series. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this second volume, a plucky Earth girl tries to make her way on her new home planet. Read full book review >
EUGENIA LINCOLN AND THE UNEXPECTED PACKAGE  by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Eugenia's need for routine and her intolerance of change and uncertainty will resonate with readers who experience life similarly. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Mercy Watson's neighbors, the Lincoln Sisters of 52 Deckawoo Drive, return in their second adventure, and now it's elder sister Eugenia's turn in the spotlight. Read full book review >

THE WACKY WINTER WONDERLAND! by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Funny and light but with enough of a plot to keep readers interested. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Pandora and Granny continue their magical partnership in this chapter book that presents three discrete stories. Read full book review >
THE CHOCOPOCALYPSE by Chris Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Callaghan's debut possesses many similarities to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and will likely find a place among readers who enjoy Dahl's humor. (chocolate facts) (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Stock up now! The end of chocolate is nigh. Read full book review >
SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"For lovers of fairy tales, this story of sisterhood, taking risks, and being kind is a physically beautiful book with an appealing cover and captivating full-color illustrations. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Picture-book author/illustrator Martin (The Littlest Family's Big Day, 2016, etc.) offers a reimagined chapter-book version of a lesser-known Grimm fairy tale, "Snow White and Red Rose." Read full book review >

NOT ON FIFTH STREET by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A misstep for Wiechman, who has done better. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Catholic-Protestant tensions rise along with the Ohio River in this historical novel. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IMPOSTER by Vivian Vande Velde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Certain to give readers the warm fuzzies. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Gabriella and Renphlegena (Phleg for short) are two very different girls from vastly different worlds. Read full book review >
THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET by Lindsay Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Shivers aplenty; just the ticket for a cold autumn night. (Paranormal mystery. 8-13)"
A preteen overcomes fear to solve a century-old mystery. Read full book review >
SPY SCHOOL SECRET SERVICE by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This is espionage well worth uncovering. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Only a few months after accidently blowing up the principal's office at the CIA Academy of Espionage, 13-year-old Benjamin Ripley is back with another explosive assignment, and the stakes couldn't be any higher. Read full book review >
THE INCREDIBLE MAGIC OF BEING by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A timeless and affecting, slightly paranormal exploration of familial attachments. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Nine-year-old Julian is gifted both emotionally and intellectually, but these assets come at a sometimes-distressing cost. Read full book review >
RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Lindsay Eagar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An old-fashioned, rip-roaring adventure featuring a smart, independent girl. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sometimes a hearty dose of escapism is exactly what's needed for trying times. Read full book review >
INTO THE SHADOWLANDS by Cynthia Reeg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Poor pacing, jerky plot, uneven content: skip. (Fantasy/horror. 8-12)"
Following From the Grave (2016), Frank and the misfits face a plot against them and bully Malcolm struggles with his family secret. 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 >