WILD ORCA by Brenda Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An informative and entertaining introduction to this intriguing endangered species. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl named Mia is the main character of this story about orcas living in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. Read full book review >
THE ELEVENTH TRADE by Alyssa Hollingsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Both a quest story and a friendship story, this book brings to life the traumatic reality refugee children experience in a world filled with borders and walls. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sami and his grandfather escaped Afghanistan and traveled through Iran, Turkey, and Greece to make it to Boston, Massachusetts, where now they must learn to adapt to a new country, a foreign language, and a completely different culture. Read full book review >

THUNDERCLUCK! by Paul Tillery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An absurd story executed with admirable gravity and skill. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
A semidivine chicken and his Valkyrie friend save Asgard from a nefarious culinary professional in this illustrated middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
SNAZZY CAT CAPERS by Deanna Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"She's the pussycat love child of James Bond and Zsa Zsa Gabor, and who can't love that? (Fantasy. 7-11)"
The name's Ophelia, Ophelia von Hairball V, watch your sparkly valuables, darling. Read full book review >
THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER’S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID by Dylan Thuras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"One delectable sampler of wonders, there for the asking. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A worldwide collection of superior oddities. Read full book review >

PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN by Allison Varnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An accessible introduction to the importance of the freedom to read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh-grader June Harper sets up a secret lending library when her school decides to ban books. Read full book review >
THE STORM RUNNER by J.C. Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Busy—but exciting action and a likable character make up for it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A chosen-one adventure through the Southwest. Read full book review >
LOVE TO EVERYONE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Winning as ever, with an overall Little Princess feel reminiscent of McKay's own sequel to that classic, Wishing for Tomorrow (2010). (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Steadfast love and friendship stand proof against the changes and challenges of war for a group of Edwardian-era children. Read full book review >
FRIDAY NIGHT STAGE LIGHTS by Rachele Alpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Will inspire readers to go for their dreams, one leap at a time. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Brooklyn has one love: ballet. Read full book review >
RA THE MIGHTY by A.B. Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Fast-paced adventure with a lot of charm. (glossary of names, author's note, source note, acknowledgements) (Historical fantasy/mystery. 8-11)"
Ra is Pharaoh's Cat, exalted, proud, pampered, and very lazy. Read full book review >
SHE MADE A MONSTER by Lynn Fulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An elegant picture book that will signal to young readers that there is more to the story than the familiar green-skinned monster. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Fulton chooses a dramatic event in Mary Shelley's tumultuous life to illustrate how one of the most famous monsters in the world came to life. Read full book review >
THE COLORS OF THE RAIN by R.L. Toalson
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A gridlocked, busy intersection of becoming that leaves as many questions as answers. (Historical verse fiction. 10-14)"
In this verse novel, readers meet 10-year-old John Paul "Paulie" Sanders Jr., a white boy who is contending with an onslaught of familial grief during an era of overwhelming racial tension in 1970s Houston. 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 >