MARY POPPINS by P.L. Travers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A delightful excursion into a timelessly magical world, eminently suitable for reading alone or aloud. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A handsomely produced gift edition of the 1934 classic, undoubtedly timed to capitalize on the release of the upcoming film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, in December 2018. Read full book review >
LU by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"The perfect anchor leg for a well-run literary relay. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A middle-grade runner soars over obstacles to shine as a leader for his team and family. Read full book review >

FINCHOSAURUS by Gail Donovan
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"An amusing, empowering tale that should appeal especially to middle schoolers with abundant energy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 10-year-old wannabe paleontologist finds his life transformed after unearthing a buried message. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Another inviting example of scientific field work in a consistently appealing series. (glossary, notes, bibliography, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction.10-16)"
In Asheville, North Carolina, wildlife biologists study a growing black bear population, one example of city-dwellers and animals who try to coexist around the world. Read full book review >
THE UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE WAXING MOON by Aaron Renier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Dazzling. (Graphic adventure. 7-12)"
Shipwrecks and secrets abound in this sophomore graphic offering. Read full book review >

KIDS COOKING by George Ancona
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Spice up school, library, or home cooking projects with this beginning guide to the fun of cooking. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Kids all over are eating foods from different countries, as people from various cultures settle everywhere. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >