THE GREAT HIBERNATION by Tara Dairman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Mildly amusing, with a silly, stomach-turning premise conveying sober concepts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When a bizarre ritual goes haywire, Kids Say the Darndest Things meets Lord of the Flies.Read full book review >
42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A pinch hitter, at best, behind a strong lineup of competitors. (timeline, endnotes, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A tribute to a man who spoke out forthrightly against racial injustice—until, on a larger stage, he let his deeds do the talking. Read full book review >

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTIN LUTHER by Meike  Roth-Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"An excellent, historically accurate account of the beginnings of the Lutheran denomination of Protestantism. (Biography. 7-12)"
The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation occasions a new biography of its prime mover. Read full book review >
TO THE COPPER COUNTRY by Barbara  Carney-Coston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"While middle-graders seeking pleasure reading will likely find the tale dull, extra materials—including a map, a glossary, historical images, and Carney-Coston's own family recipes—add richness to this short novel, making it a good resource for classroom units on immigration. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Mihaela must adapt to her new life on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula after emigrating from Croatia in the late 19th century. Read full book review >
OPTICAL ILLUSIONS 2 by DK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Larger gatherings of illusions abound, but there are few with so much to engage hands as well as eyes. (Informational novelty. 9-13)"
A hands-on approach to creating visual head-spinners from agamographs to Ouchi illusions, hand shadows to forced-perspective photos. Read full book review >

"I KNEW I'D MEET YOU" by Patricia  Lyfoung
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A patchwork conglomeration that does not quite hit its mark. (Graphic adventure. 10-14)"
Determined to avenge her father's death, a young girl adopts a vigilante persona. Read full book review >
RAPUNZEL AND THE LOST LAGOON by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fun and lighthearted read with familiar characters. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Rapunzel and Eugene return with a new adventure filled with friendship, mystery, and teachable moments. Read full book review >
STARS OF ALL TIME by Illugi Jökulsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Joyful, enthusiastic, well-versed, and uplifting. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Jökulsson and Torfason present 20 men with thighs like oak and feet like mambas. Read full book review >
KOALA by Claire Saxby
by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Julie Vivas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Solid beginners' zoology. (fact page, index) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Through the home-seeking journey of one young, male koala, readers learn general facts about these Australian natives. Read full book review >
LITTLE BITS OF SKY by S.E. Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A quiet, endearing protagonist achieves a dream unimagined by many children. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Miracle (who prefers the name Ira) tells her tale from October 1987 until June 1990—when she and younger brother Zac were foster children at Skilly House in London. Read full book review >
HIDDEN WILDLIFE by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Read aloud or alone, this will heighten anyone's appreciation for 'Nature…the ultimate artist.' (author's note, further reading) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Animals' shapes, coloring, and behaviors allow them to conceal and reveal themselves. Read full book review >
CLICK'D  by Tamara Ireland Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Entertaining and engaging, this effort may especially appeal to computer-savvy young teens. (Fiction. 10-14)"
At a Girls Who Code-type camp, seventh-grader Allie Navarro develops a new social-connections game she calls "Click'd." 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 >