DESTINATION SPACE by Dave Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"More aspirational than realistic at this point, but some of its intended audience will walk on other worlds. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Want to pull up stakes and head for really distant parts? Here's a quick survey of current possibilities. Read full book review >
DR. JO by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"An interesting, informative introduction to an unknown woman trailblazer. (afterword, sources, websites) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Jo wanted to become a doctor, quite uncommon for a girl in late-19th-century America. Read full book review >

THIRTY MINUTES OVER OREGON by Marc Tyler Nobleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A must-read story of a lesser-known World War II event and its aftermath. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The true story of the Japanese pilot who bombed the continental United States during World War II. Read full book review >
THE COLLECTORS by Jacqueline West
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Readers may not wish to leave this magical world.(Fantasy. 8-12)"
Van, who is hard of hearing and uses hearing aids, discovers the true mission of the City Collection Agency: to collect wayward wishes. Read full book review >
FORGOTTEN CITY by Michael Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Ending on a cliffhanger, this book is sure to infect readers' curiosity for a sequel. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Teenager Kobi must fight for survival in this post-apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >

LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE by Jenna Gavigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Preteens who are star-struck for Broadway will enjoy the drama. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Lulu's dreams are big for a little mouse: starring on Broadway. Read full book review >
THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE by Jaclyn Moriarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Imaginative but not fully realized. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The stipulations of her parents' will send Bronte Mettlestone on a quest throughout Kingdoms and Empires. Read full book review >
SOOF by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A sweet story that shows all you need is soof. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Fans of Weeks' So B. It (2004) will recognize this companion book's title as Heidi It's intellectually disabled mother's word for love. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIANS OF ELEPHANT COUNTY by Adam Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Behind the fun there are thoughtful and subtle meditations on socio-economic class, bullying, and family relationships to boot. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A classic good-vs.-evil romp finds kid magicians wielding the real stuff. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT SECRET by Rob Buyea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Strong characters grapple with a multitude of issues (a few too many) in this celebration of friendship and the rewards of volunteer work. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Are there secrets that shouldn't be revealed? Read full book review >
WHAT NOT TO DO IF YOU TURN INVISIBLE by Ross Welford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Mostly funny and mostly convincing. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Ethel Leatherhead inadvertently turns herself invisible but discovers astonishing family secrets. Read full book review >
IN YOUR SHOES by Donna Gephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A sweet story about a friendship with a most inauspicious start. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Once upon a bowling shoe…. 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 >