CHARLIE NUMBERS AND THE MAN IN THE MOON by Ben Mezrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"More facile than fun. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Charlie "Numbers" Lewis and his Whiz Kids explore aviation history (and dabble in corporate espionage). Read full book review >
IN THE COUNTRY OF QUEENS by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Picture-book author Best's first middle-grade novel sparkles and pops like a Fourth of July firecracker. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In Queens during the summer of 1961, a shy 11-year-old white girl finds her voice and learns to use it. Read full book review >

THE CRYSTAL CAVERNS by Katrina  Charman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A nifty addition to the series. (Animal fantasy. 6-9)"
The search for the Ember Stone continues in the second installment of this animal fantasy series. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A NINJA! by Chris  Conti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"'Booyakasha!' Readers can be ninjas just like the heroes on the half shell. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
"It's Turtle Time!" Read full book review >
MICROBES by Amy  Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Scanty for a stand-alone guide but definitely a vocabulary enricher. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A playful introduction to bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Read full book review >

IMMIGRATION  by Harriet Brundle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Minor misstep aside, Brundle's objective treatment of this timely and controversial topic is both highly informative and accessible to a broad range of children and adults. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
What does it feel like to suddenly find yourself and your family on the move—facing an uncertain future while taking only what you can carry? What happens when a parent's job dictates that the entire family migrate not only to another country, but perhaps to another continent? Read full book review >
A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANSPORTATION by Tom Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A history of transportation, indeed, and a book of wonders as well. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From putting one foot in front of the other to the X-37B space drone, Jackson and Shepherd combine to make the path of transportation as wiggly-wriggly as a night crawler—and as crazily alluring. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Assorted revelations for enquirers who prefer their science straight up but not without occasional (semi-) comical relief. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
More answers to questions common and otherwise from the veteran author of Ask a Science Teacher (2013). Read full book review >
50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE VIKINGS by Philip Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Piecemeal—but loaded to the gunwales with glittering hoards of historical detail. (maps, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A chronicle of the spread of Vikings and Viking culture, from early raids to Wagner's Ring cycle and Tolkien. Read full book review >
50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR by John D. Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"It's the details that grab readers' attention here instead of the big picture. (thumbnail bios, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This series entry delivers exactly what the title says. Read full book review >
LUDWIG THE SEA DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"An exhilarating dive propelled by deft and clever use of its optical trick. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
Though eager to help his friend Peter the Penguin, whose submarine has stalled, Ludwig is stymied by the fact that, being paper himself and having been raised in a "world of books," all he knows of real water is from pictures of ponds and fish. Read full book review >
EXTREME SURVIVORS by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Perspective-building intros to some of our most ancient relatives. (timeline, summary facts, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Ten creatures that make the dinosaurs look like newcomers. 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 >