COYOTE TALES by Thomas King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Though usually cast as the trickster, Coyote is more victim than victimizer, making this a nice complement to other Coyote tales. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two republished tales by a Greco-Cherokee author feature both folkloric and modern elements as well as new illustrations. Read full book review >
BLACK MOON RISING  by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Here's hoping the next installment in this series achieves a better balance. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Curse of the Boggin (2016), Marcus (white), Theo (African-American), and Lu (Asian-American) are back. Read full book review >

MISTRESS OF ALL EVIL by Serena Valentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Despite frequently inelegant prose, the story will probably please series fans. (Fantasy. 10-18)"
Disney's Villains series' fourth installment highlights Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent. Read full book review >
A FAIR DEAL by Kari Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged, and she provides a grounded (and painless) introduction to world geography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about bringing justice to people around the world." Fair enough. Read full book review >
CHARLIE & MOUSE & GRUMPY by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Affection that is as comfortable as Grumpy's old cardigan. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Grumpy is coming for a stay, and nothing gets better than that for two little siblings. Read full book review >

ROBOTS & REPEATS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Cool coding and forward plot motion keep this series humming. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The coding heroes are in a vulnerable position after Secrets & Sequences (2017). Read full book review >
SONG OF THE WILD by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A treasure for readers of any age who delight in the natural world. (Informational picture book/ poetry. 4-10)"
Paintings, poetry, and lyrical prose celebrate animals of all sorts. Read full book review >
CHINESE NEW YEAR by Jen Sookfong Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A thoughtful, thorough reference. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Blending stories, history, facts, and photos, this resource offers a contemporary exploration of Chinese New Year. Read full book review >
JELLY, GARBAGE + TOYS by Vik Muniz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Visually busy and humming with ego, but Muniz's art is splendid. (timeline, resources, glossary, list of illustrations, index) (Nonfiction. 6-13)"
Kids see how one artist creates with unorthodox media. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A diverse compendium that will entertain, inform, and inspire. (bibliography, websites, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Like its predecessor, Girls Who Rocked the World (2012), this appealing compendium features brief profiles of women from around the world who achieved greatness at a young age. Read full book review >
WHO GIVES A HOOT? by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An addition to a series that verges on the charming for readers who can ignore a bump or two along the way. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Hoo hoo who knows what to do when an owl needs some aid? Calling Callie Tate, stat! Read full book review >
WE ARE PARTY PEOPLE by Leslie Margolis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Middle school angst tempered by humorous insights. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pixie has contentedly played introvert to her extroverted parents, but now circumstances demand that she expand her limited comfort zone. 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 >