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 >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"There may be some rough edges, but the unusually broad definition of 'treasure' may move a few readers off the gold standard. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Twenty-three tales of treasures hidden, long-lost, or still lost—from the Lascaux cave paintings to fabled El Dorado. Read full book review >

IMAGINE THAT! by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Buoyantly told, rich in insights into the creative process as well as the crafts of writing, illustrating, and storytelling. (book list) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
How a masterpiece was cooked up, with Green Eggs and Ham for dessert. Read full book review >
MY JOURNEY TO THE STARS by Scott Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"The pictures are a patchwork, but the authorial voice is distinct and the story has its unique aspects. (Picture book/autobiography. 7-9)"
An astronaut's story, from early adventures with his twin brother (who also became an astronaut) to record-breaking feats in space. 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 >

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 >
SIT by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book is dedicated 'to all who just need a moment of peace,' but it may leave readers feeling far from peaceful. (Short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of short stories organized around the mental image of a sitting child. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURERS GUILD by Zack Loran  Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dazzling adventure sure to become a classic, if not a movie. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Zed, a half-human, half-elven boy with brown skin, and white, human Brock are best friends eager for Guildculling. Read full book review >
LAST LAUGHS by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The poetry and prose form more of an uneasy détente than an integrated whole, but the comical pictures and the wordplay in these dino demises provide sufficient lift. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
"Trilobites the Dust," and so do the rest of a cast of extinct creatures in this sequel (prequel?) to Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs (2012). 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 >
SPIRITED AWAY by Tom  Dawe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A few mild chills but bland and generic fare overall. (glossary) (Folkloric short stories. 8-11)"
Supernatural talk and tales from a Newfoundland poet and lifelong resident. Read full book review >
ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers will cheer her victories, wince at her stumbles, and likely demand visits to the nearest faire themselves to sample the wares and fun. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
A home-schooled squireling sallies forth to public school, where the woods turn out to be treacherous and dragons lie in wait. 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 >