CHARLOTTE'S BONES by Erin Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Not exactly seamless but all in all a substantial introduction to a significant North American fossil. (map, glossary, resource list) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
The story of Charlotte, Vermont's official state marine fossil. Read full book review >
WHEN YOU GROW UP TO VOTE by Eleanor Roosevelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Lively, lucid, and timely. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Updated for a modern audience, the pre-eminent first lady's views on what government is and does and why having a voice in it all matters. Read full book review >

ENDURANCE, YOUNG READERS EDITION by Scott Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Occasionally amusing, rarely fresh, this expands the author's picture-book account, My Journey to the Stars (illustrated by André Ceolin, 2017), without adding much significant. (Memoir. 10-16)"
Kelly recalls piloting space shuttles and living aboard the International Space Station. Read full book review >
LET'S CELEBRATE ELECTION DAY by Barbara deRubertis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Important background for prospective voters. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An explanation of what general voting is for and why it is important. Read full book review >
DEATH EATERS by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"'Gross,' to echo the author, but 'also amazing.' (index, further reading) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Carrion (not soul) eaters crawl, trot, swim, fly, and…drive into the spotlight. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A worthy and original contribution to the growing kids'-yoga canon, even with its flaws. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
If you want to play yoga, you have to know the rules: what to do more, what to do less, how to breathe, and how to move your body. Read full book review >
ONIBI by Atelier Sento
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A must for anyone intrigued by the hidden spirit world and how it crosses over into ours. (maps, glossary) (Graphic fantasy. 10-14)
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A couple of foreign travelers search for ghosts and spirits in the countryside of Japan. Read full book review >
EAVESDROPPING ON ELEPHANTS by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Fascinating for earnest conservationists. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
The chronological tale of the Elephant Listening Project, from precursory work in 1984 to its ongoing projects—all involving the sounds made by elephants. Read full book review >
KID START-UP by Mark Cuban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Business 101—simple, with a good measure of excitement and motivational verve. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Tools for becoming an entrepreneur, a kid entrepreneur. Read full book review >
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE by Julia Kregenow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Nourishing fare for young stargazers who really, truly do 'wonder what you are.' (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
From an astrophysicist, the straight dope on stars and starry phenomena. Read full book review >
THE RISE OF EL CID by Alexis E. Fajardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Something of a stumble in an otherwise fun series. (maps, key terms, character glossary, fun facts, bibliography) (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Imagination and history converge in this graphic-novel mashup of Beowulf and El Cid. Read full book review >
LITTLE AMISH LIZZIE by Linda Byler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Diversity that could be nostalgically attractive yet is specific to now. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Vignettes of the daily life of 5-year-old Lizzie and her family provide a mirror and window into Amish life from the perspective of a very young child. 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 >