THE MAN WHO KNEW EVERYTHING by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A colorful figure in the history of science whose 'misses' are as entertaining and instructive as his 'hits.' (timeline, map, lists of sources and further reading) (Biography. 10-13)"
An introduction to an undeservedly obscure polymath of the scientific revolution. Read full book review >
WHAT DO GROWN-UPS DO ALL DAY? by Amy Visram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"With its wide range of jobs and commendable gender balance, this will have a place in classrooms despite the rather odd language. (Informational picture book. 3-9)"
The unnamed and unseen narrator in this German import introduces readers to the jobs of 30 family members and friends. Read full book review >

CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An auspicious series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12) "
Little sisters can't save the day—or can they? Read full book review >
LAST LAUGHS by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The poetry and prose form more of an uneasy détente than an integrated whole, but the comical pictures and the wordplay in these dino demises provide sufficient lift. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
"Trilobites the Dust," and so do the rest of a cast of extinct creatures in this sequel (prequel?) to Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs (2012). Read full book review >
UNICORN POWER! by Mariko Tamaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Awesome to the max! (Fantasy. 7-14)"
In a winning reversal, a popular graphic-novel series is adapted into a prose novel. Read full book review >

LAURA INGALLS IS RUINING MY LIFE by Shelley Tougas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Lovely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A girl's irresponsible mother plans to channel the spirit of Laura Ingalls Wilder into a bestselling novel. Read full book review >
MAMA AFRICA! by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An excellent perspective from which American readers can learn about apartheid and one of the pioneers who fought it through her art. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Buoyed by the work of Nelson Mandela and the music of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Miriam sang to make black South Africans free. Read full book review >
STICKER GIRL RULES THE SCHOOL by Janet Tashjian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers will want to stick with future episodes of this a-PEEL-ling and accessible series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Whoosh! Poof! Bam!" Tashjian returns with a sequel to Sticker Girl (2016). Read full book review >
MOLLY IN THE MIDDLE by Ronni Arno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Though Arno's portrayal of rocky family relationships is perceptive, her treatment of middle school friendship is disappointingly simplistic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A middle child feels torn between her friends as well as her family. Read full book review >
NEVER SAY DIE by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's as if there'd been no interruption; this installment is sure to please Alex's legions of fans. (Thriller. 10-14)"
After ending his Alex Rider series with flashback volume Russian Roulette (2013), Horowitz revives his bestselling adventure series, sending his hero on a pursuit that is very, very personal. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Quibbles aside, a finely detailed, well-researched chronicle of a little-known disaster. (maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The worst maritime disaster in American history, one that could have been easily prevented, is comprehensively recounted in this briskly paced narrative. Read full book review >
FRIENDS AND FOES by Eddie Pittman
written and illustrated by Eddie Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This sophomore effort takes a slight narrative stumble, but overall, it's a nifty addition to the series. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this second volume, a plucky Earth girl tries to make her way on her new home planet. 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 >