QUESTS FOR GLORY by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"New chapters in this metafictional romp leave the villains ascendant. Stay tuned. (color map) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A sudden rash of kidnappings and random violence kicks off a major challenge to the reign of King Arthur's newly crowned son, Tedros. Read full book review >
SUEE AND THE SHADOW by Ginger Ly
by Ginger Ly, illustrated by Molly Park, translated by Keo Lee, Jane Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"With strengths outweighing flaws, this is a dark yet digestible visual delight with an endearing investigative trio. (Graphic horror. 8-12)"
A visually refreshing treat from South Korea, Ly and Park's debut graphic novel features Suee Lee, a 12-year-old girl with sharp intelligence, a world-weary view, and a pointy hairdo. Read full book review >

SAVING MARTY by Paul Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Smart, honest, and heart-achingly real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A failing peach farm and a mountain of bills force 12-year-old Lorenzo Ventura's mother to consider selling his best friend, Marty—a pig who thinks he is a dog. Read full book review >
THE WONDROUS WORLD OF VIOLET BARNABY by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A mostly emotionally perceptive novel of grief and recovery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Barely a year after losing her mother to cancer, sixth-grader Violet Barnaby is facing her second Christmas without her—but with her newly remarried father's wife and her children. Read full book review >
RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS by Shel Silverstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Cead with rare and lave a good haugh; there can't be too many more like these. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Twelve years later, a return to the ween groods for more vunny ferses. Read full book review >

HER RIGHT FOOT by Dave Eggers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Occasionally mannered but heartfelt throughout and indisputably timely. (bibliography, source list) (Picture book. 9-13, adult)"
Everyone knows what the Statue of Liberty stands for—but, as Eggers notes, she's not actually "standing" at all. Read full book review >
THE LONG-LOST SECRET DIARY OF THE WORLD'S WORST KNIGHT by Tim  Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A newly minted knight goes from zero to hero—at least in his own mind. (afterword, glossary, timeline) (Historical farce. 9-11)"
Young squire Roderick is ready for knightly fame—as soon as he finds a sword he can lift, that is, and can rid himself of a tendency to wail when his horse moves. Read full book review >
THE PAINTING by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Full of emotional truth and connection. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The painting of a Newfoundland lighthouse that Annie finds in her attic becomes a portal to the place itself and the lonely girl who lives there. Read full book review >
THE CLUE IN THE TREES by Margi Preus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A great book for a lazy afternoon: a nod to Nancy that serves up a modern version of the classic teen detective heroine. (Mystery. 11-16)"
Francie is back for another outing in a second mystery set in Minnesota (Enchantment Lake, 2015). Read full book review >
UNDER-THE-BED FRED by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A welcome new pair of friends for the chapter-book set. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A boy tackles his under-the-bed nighttime monster and his insecurities with curiosity, kindness, and a bit of wisdom. Read full book review >
BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER by Shelley  Johannes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A kind child in a book for middle-grade readers? There's no downside to that. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beatrice Zinker is a kinder, gentler Judy Moody. Read full book review >
SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history's darkest chapters. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation. 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 >