BOBBIE MENDOZA SAVES THE WORLD (AGAIN) by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Fun for fans of fantasy and flatulence. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Fry and Jackson team up again in this sequel to The Naughty List (2015).Read full book review >
NATE EXPECTATIONS by Tim Federle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An exceptional swan song for a beloved character. (Fiction 10-14)"
Attention theater nerds! Nate Foster has returned for one last encore. Read full book review >

THE MONA LISA KEY by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Time-traveling pirates, whimsical humor, a sentient ship, and cliffhanger predicaments deliver generous helpings of quirky, retro-tinged entertainment. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this series opener, three siblings are lured onto a shape-changing ship whose time-traveling pirate captain aims to steal Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece from the Louvre. Read full book review >
IN THE LAND OF HAPPY TEARS by David Stromberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Yiddishkeit that is entertaining, meaningful, and very much still relevant. (introduction, glossary of untranslatable words, about the authors, about the translators) (Short stories. 9-12)"
Eighteen tales, never before translated from Yiddish, present the ordinary and the miraculous from an Eastern European Jewish world long gone. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2018

"Although young readers will not already know the names of these women nor the significance of their achievements in flying history, this visual chronicle can serve as an introduction to the era. (author's note, maps, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Another picture-book biography of women pilots who made aviation records lines up on the runway. Read full book review >

WHO BELIEVES WHAT? by Anna Wills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2018

"A rich and inviting celebration of the human search for meaning. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Words and extensive illustrations describe the beliefs, practices and customs of the followers of five major world religions. Read full book review >
MISSING MIKE by Shari Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2018

"Tense, heartwarming, and masterful. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When wildfires threaten their home, 11-year-old Cara and her family flee, unintentionally leaving Cara's dog, Mike, behind in this middle-grade novel in first-person, present-tense verse. Read full book review >
CLARA HUMBLE AND THE KITTEN CABOODLE by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2018

"A fun, funny, and friendly episode in the saga of the indomitable Clara Humble. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Clara Humble and her best friend, Bradley, follow a well-worn rite of passage and walk to the park by themselves when Bradley turns 10. Read full book review >
A KID IN MY CLASS by Rachel Rooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2018

"Charming, fun to read, and thought provoking. (author's note) (Poetry. 7-12)"
A group of children and a few adults are introduced individually in poems that highlight a single aspect of each one's personality, preferences, and foibles. Read full book review >
BREAD LAB! by Kim Binczewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A fun way to introduce food science and bread making to young readers. (facts, recipe, note, further resources) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Iris spends the day with her aunt Mary, who teaches her how to make whole-wheat sourdough bread from starter. Read full book review >
THE PATCHWORK BIKE by Maxine Beneba Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Showcasing the fun to be had in a spare world, this book is just what many of us need right now. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 3-9)"
A daring girl in a desert village enjoys riding her brother's bike made of recycled materials in this unusual picture book by Clarke and political artist Rudd, an Australian import. Read full book review >
NAOMIS TOO by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A sequel that packs as much heart, humor, and understanding as the first. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Stepsisters Naomi E. and Naomi Marie face many changes and challenges in their multiracial, blended family life in this sequel to Two Naomis (2016). 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 >