GIANT PUMPKIN SUITE by Melanie Heuiser Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A winning debut. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When a girl's giant talent seems finished, a giant pumpkin demonstrates life's just beginning. Read full book review >
JUST DANCE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A quiet tale about finding your own voice. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A gifted wordsmith wonders if her opera-singer mom misses her career. Read full book review >

CHILDREN OF REFUGE  by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This is a topical thriller that brings heart and thought to the sci-fi genre. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
Teen Edwy is sent away by his newly found birth parents and smuggled into a futuristic city. Read full book review >
THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES MEETS HER MATCH by Elizabeth Eulberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Charming and funny, this winning adventure also finds time for its middle school sleuths to develop real maturity. (Mystery. 9-11)"
John Watson's known minisleuth Shelby Holmes for only three weeks, but he already knows sixth grade will be significantly enlivened with Shelby's cases to solve. Read full book review >
THE DAYBREAK BOND by Megan Frazer Blakemore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Cold questions about technology and ethics wrapped in a warm story. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Five kids walk from their idyllic suburban community into the rough city, where they've never been, to save the life of one. Read full book review >

CALEB AND KIT by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A realistic story with strong, recognizable characters that doesn't reduce cystic fibrosis to a tragedy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old boy attempts to take charge of his own life. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fine family fable and a perfect story to read to a devoted dog. (Picture book. 3-9)"
When the dads go on vacation, what's a faithful dog to do? Read full book review >
WHY AM I ME? by Paige Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A mindful, captivating ode to wonder and a must for any story- or bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two children think about some big questions in Britt, Qualls, and Alko's quiet picture book. Read full book review >
ON A MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An effective argument for unplugged exploration, submitted through startlingly beautiful words and pictures. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Depressed by another rainy weekend in the country cabin, a shaggy-haired, bespectacled, white child wallows on the sofa, numbing malaise with a hand-held video game. Read full book review >
SCHOMBURG by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them. (Picture book/biography/poetry. 9-12)"
An eccentric, smart, and quirky bibliophile, Arturo Schomburg fueled his life with books. Read full book review >
SERGEANT RECKLESS by Patricia McCormick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A warm human (and horse) interest story that feels fresh off a newsreel. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
U.S. Marines reluctantly adopt a small mare to carry ammunition in battle during the Korean War, believing she will be too weak for the job. They soon realize their mistake! Read full book review >
THE DISASTROUS MAGICAL WISHES OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing, fast-paced, and easy-to-read choice for those just beyond transitional chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The diverse cast of Classroom 13 returns for another humorously exaggerated lesson on the flipside of good fortune. 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 >