DRAGONS IN A BAG by Zetta Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Good, solid fantasy fun. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Nine-year-old Brooklynite Jaxon meets a witch, becomes her apprentice, and protects baby dragons all in one eventful day. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMASAURUS by Tom Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Reads like a grown-up's over-the-top effort to peddle a set of kid-friendly premises—a notion that worked for the author's The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet (2017), but not here. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A boy asks Santa for a dinosaur and gets a life-changing experience. Read full book review >

COUNTING TO PERFECT by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A quiet story that will resonate with quiet readers. (Fiction. 8-14)"
A road trip with her older sister and her sister's baby help a seventh-grader understand her place in her complicated, well-meaning family. Read full book review >
CHARLIE HERNÁNDEZ & THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS by Ryan Calejo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A winner for all kids, but it will be especially beloved by Latinx and Hispanic families who may recognize some of the characters. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
He's not the "chosen one"—but the bad guys think he is. Read full book review >
BANANA SUNDAY by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A lot of monkey business. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Kirby is about to start a new school with three talking primates in tow. Read full book review >

SHORT & SKINNY by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A story with easy appeal for fans of coming-of-age adventures and Star Wars. (Graphic memoir. 8-12)"
An underdog finds confidence and the courage to share his love of filmmaking with his community. Read full book review >
KNIGHTS VS. DINOSAURS by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Epic—in plot, not length—and as wise and wonderful as Gerald Morris' Arthurian exploits. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Who needs dragons when there are Terrible Lizards to be fought? Read full book review >
LARK TAKES A BOW by Natasha Deen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"As a multiethnic detective, Lark's authentic success at sleuthing ensures her a place at the chapter-book table. (Mystery. 6-9)"
Someone is playing pranks on the community theater's rehearsals of Alice in Wonderland. The Ba twins spring into action to solve this mystery before the play is shut down. Read full book review >
BLACKWELLS AND THE BRINY DEEP by Philippa Dowding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A marginally spooky tale that never finds its sea legs. (Supernatural adventure. 9-12)"
An afternoon sail takes a mystical turn when a storm hits, leaving three siblings dangerously stranded. Read full book review >
SANITY & TALLULAH by Molly Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Interlaced with spot-on dialogue that is full of humor, this page-turner delivers. (Graphic science fiction. 8-12)"
Hijinks ensue when a clandestine "carnivorous bioengineering experiment" escapes on a space station. Read full book review >
TWO ROADS by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A lesser-known aspect of Native American history that promises the excitement of riding the rails yet delivers a handcar version of the boarding school experience. (list of characters, afterword) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Cal Blackbird trades the freedom of hobo living with his father, a World War I vet, for the regimented world of Challagi Indian Boarding School. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTHOUSE BETWEEN THE WORLDS by Melanie Crowder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"The cliffhanger ending leaves the portal open for a sequel; with luck, readers won't have to wait long for Book 2. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Griffin Fenn and his father, Philip, enjoy a quiet life looking after a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. 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 >