SVEN CARTER & THE TRASHMOUTH EFFECT  by Rob Vlock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Lovers of gross-out humor and slightly science-y mysteries might enjoy spending time with Sven. (Science fiction/adventure. 9-12)"
Sven Carter has always known he was weirdly different…he just didn't know he was extremely different (in a possibly apocalyptic way). Read full book review >
GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A brainy, satisfying assemblage of puzzles with an immensely likable protagonist. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
Winter in the inn above the River Skidwrack finds Milo and his parents hosting several guests who are not what they seem—and a mystery to be solved. Read full book review >

SHAI & EMMIE STAR IN BREAK AN EGG!  by Quvenzhané Wallis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Audiences seeking contemporary beginning chapter-book series are sure to find much appeal in Shai and Emmie's world. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Debut author Wallis' series opener, with co-author Ohlin, is a short and sweet early chapter book tackling themes of jealousy and empathy among classmates at Sweet Auburn School for the Performing Arts. Read full book review >
THE WIZARDS OF ONCE by Cressida Cowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A delightful magical romp. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A King Enchanter's 13-year-old son and a Warrior Princess wind up together on a humorous journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >
MARGE IN CHARGE by Isla Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Younger readers with intermediate reading skills may have fun with the silliness and the surprises. (Fiction. 7-10)"
By the end of their first night with babysitter Marge, 7-year-old Jemima's 4-year-old brother, Jake, says, "We have a royal babysitter…but we have to babysit her!" Read full book review >

AKATA WARRIOR by Nnedi Okorafor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A charming adventure stocked with a house-sized spider, an Afro comb gifted by a goddess, and a giant flying rodent—one who loves hip-hop. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
A soccer-loving, American-born Nigerian 13-year-old matures into her mystical powers. Read full book review >
GERTIE MILK AND THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS by Simon Van Booy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Their last assignment reveals tantalizing clues about Gertie's past and the war that stranded her on the Skudark, leaving readers waiting breathlessly for the next volume. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old girl gets a very strange job in this new fantasy. Read full book review >
THE WAR I FINALLY WON by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Thoughtful, brave, true, and wise beyond her years, Ada is for the ages—as is this book. Wonderful. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Ada returns in this sequel to Newbery Honor book The War That Saved My Life (2015). Read full book review >
VOYAGE TO AVALON by Julie Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"More suspenseful, enthralling mouse-eye perspective on the Camelot legend. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to A Tail of Camelot (2016), a mysterious plague threatens Camelot, forcing warrior mouse Calib Christopher to embark on a perilous mission to the magical isle of Avalon while young Two-Legger Galahad faces a formidable foe in King Arthur's malevolent nephew. Read full book review >
MUSTACHES FOR MADDIE by Chad Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Medically, both squicky and hopeful; emotionally, unbelievably squeaky-clean. (authors' note, discussion questions) (Fiction. 9-11)"
A 12-year-old copes with a brain tumor. Read full book review >
ZACK AND THE TURKEY ATTACK! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Charming and lighthearted. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Working on his grandparents' farm every weekend is mostly fun for Zack. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT SCORE by Rob Buyea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An introduction to teen social and emotional issues that takes care not to delve too deeply into the darker side of things. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Middle school students contend with standardized tests. 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 >