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 >
SURVIVORS by David Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A large-format hardcover gathers together true stories of adventure and survival. Read full book review >

THE NUTCRACKER by Katy Flint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"An unusual interpretation of a holiday classic, with memorable illustrations and the additional, helpful bonus of the thematic music. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This lavishly illustrated interpretation of The Nutcracker includes embedded chips that play short excerpts from Tchaikovsky's music for the ballet. Read full book review >
THE SHIP OF THE DEAD by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Riordan is again fighting for a revolution in middle-grade fiction with his funny, whiplash-fast writing and deep moral convictions. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Riordan's third installment of Magnus Chase's adventures careens through the Nine Worlds in a boat called the Big Banana.Read full book review >
THE WORLD JESUS KNEW by Marc Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Simplistic in spots but engagingly tongue-in-cheek. (Informational picture book. 10-13)"
A lightweight survey of what Jesus—or at least his local contemporaries—ate, drank, wore, cultivated, celebrated, and venerated. Read full book review >

A CHRISTMAS CAROL  by Sarah Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An entertaining seasonal diversion. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Busy tableaux offer readers the opportunity to seek and find disparate characters and items that figure in Charles Dickens' beloved tale. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE SEA by Kate Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Art, text, and layout create a pleasing combination for a science shelf or a coffee table. (selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
The introduction accurately states that "this book shines a light on a few of the extraordinary creatures that live beneath the waves." Read full book review >
THE EGYPTIAN ENCHANTMENT by Dan Metcalf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Unsubtle fun for young mystery lovers. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Shenanigans ensue when a little girl lets loose some very magical and mischievous figurines. Read full book review >
BERTHA TAKES A DRIVE by Jan Adkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Even though grandmother meets the Motorwagen with the same disgruntlement as the emperor, everybody else cheers the contraption's epic voyage. (timeline, schematics, afterword) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go; we steal father's car, we are going quite far, and mother cooks up the whole show. 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 THINGS OWEN WROTE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tender and affecting coming-of age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Owen's loving relationship with his grandfather Neville is moving in an unexpected and unwelcome direction. 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 >
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 >