TWILIGHT OF THE ELVES by Zack Loran  Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A second story that lacks steam. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Now that the Adventurers Guild has saved Freestone in an epic battle in the series' eponymous first installment (2017), new dangers lurk that are now not necessarily beyond the city's walls. Read full book review >
IT WASN'T ME by Dana Alison Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A timely, introspective whodunit with a lot of heart. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Six seventh-graders in small-town Massachusetts reluctantly spend school vacation week participating in a restorative-practice justice circle in hopes of identifying a vandal. Read full book review >

BETTER YOU THAN ME by Jessica Brody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Clichés and superficiality aside, a fun read for anyone who might wish they could be someone else for a little while. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
The familiar body-swap scenario gets a further magic twist in this comedic middle school fantasy. Read full book review >
LITTLE DREAMERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Another volume to enrich every household, school, and library and inspire another generation of dreamers. (further resources, sources, glossary) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
This illustrated collection of diverse biographies profiles women from around the world and throughout history who dreamed big and then lived those dreams. Read full book review >
CLICK by Alexandra Philips
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Not a deep dive but a starting point for difficult conversations. (Graphic memoir. 10-14)"
Through a graphic medium, a 16-year-old girl recounts her experience with cyberbullying. Read full book review >

A DREADFUL FAIRY BOOK by Jon Etter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"For bibliophiles (and bibliothecaphiles) and all those who step expectantly into mushroom rings. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A bookish sprite sets off on a quest for a new home and finds far more than she bargains for in Etter's solo debut, a fantasy romp. Read full book review >
SECRETS FROM THE DEEP by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Fans of the series will enjoy another outing. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Ahoy! It's pirate treasure for a city sleuth. Read full book review >
SHE DID IT! by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Despite its not insignificant flaws, this book provides insights into the lives of important women, many of whom have otherwise yet to be featured in nonfiction for young readers. (sources) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
Caldecott Medalist McCully delves into the lives of extraordinary American women. Read full book review >
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD by J.A. Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A sharply built adventure with engaging characters. (Thriller. 10-14)"
An everyday kid discovers shocking family secrets. Read full book review >
ANOTHER D FOR DEEDEE by Bibi Belford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A busy novel about the importance of compassion and learning to be true to one's heart, with an endearing protagonist at its core. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A chatty fourth-grader named DeeDee is eager to make friends at her new school, but first she must learn what loyalty means. Read full book review >
PIES FROM NOWHERE by Dee Romito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Empowering. (sources, author's note, recipe) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Despite significant danger to themselves, Georgia Gilmore and the Club from Nowhere raised support for the Montgomery bus boycott. Read full book review >
TWO'S A CROWD by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Fans might be a little disconcerted, but Moxie's sleuthing is mostly good fun. (glossary) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Moxie and her bespectacled younger brother, Milton, are back to save Tiddlywhump Elementary once again. 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 >