WILLA OF THE WOOD by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A moving, atmospheric journey of hope. (Fantasy. 10-14) "
The old sourwood trees, the rushing streams and rivers, and the great mountain are home to 12-year-old Willa. Read full book review >
HALF-WITCH by John Schoffstall
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Not for everyone, but readers who appreciate powerful female friendships and sui generis whimsy will cherish it. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Even a fantasy world strictly conforming to medieval Christian cosmology cannot withstand an unlikely friendship between human and witch in a picaresque middle-grade debut. Read full book review >

THRILLING THIEVES by Brianna DuMont
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"A sassy, historically sound visit with some of the more (mostly) rudely audacious characters who have taken what wasn't theirs. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Thieves of the highest magnitude—think Napoleon—get a good tattling from DuMont in a continuation of her Changed History series. Read full book review >
THE DOOR TO THE LOST by Jaleigh Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"Your new favorite fantasy. (maps) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The fate of amnesiac magical exiles and their adopted xenophobic hometown depends on a girl, some chalk, and her singular power. Read full book review >
SPACE BOY by Stephen McCranie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"Readers will find heroines with more gumption, more interesting worlds, and possibly better shoes elsewhere. (Graphic science fiction. 10-14)"
A high school sophomore from deep space struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Read full book review >

CAPSIZED! by Patricia Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2018

"A true disaster story rivetingly told. (maps, photo, diagrams, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
On the morning of July 24, 1915, the 2,500 passengers aboard the excursion ship SS Eastland were looking forward to a pleasant outing at a Lake Michigan destination but instead found disaster. Read full book review >
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Fresh and exhilarating, a welcome addition to the growing middle-grade genre of girls who like girls. (Fiction. 8-14)"
A shy, quiet drummer looks for her inner Rebel Girl at rock camp. Read full book review >
THE STRAYS LIKE US by Cecilia Galante
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"A promising plot but a cursory execution. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Foster care may lead to a new life, but it can also lead to a new outlook on life. Read full book review >
HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Readers with a taste for trivia and the strange-but-true aspects of geography and history will find much to enjoy. (photos, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
With the phrase "fake news" being tossed around a great deal these days, this collection of stories in which one out of every three is a lie is both timely and entertaining. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"A poignant and often hilarious slice of middle-grade life. (eating disorder resources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's time for the seventh-grade trip to Washington, D.C.! Read full book review >
EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A touching, memorable read that explores the costs, large and small, of an unpopular war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1971, and the Vietnam War has upended Lucy Rossi's life; when her Army doctor dad returns an amputee, the unsettling changes intensify. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF DREAMS by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A kind, thoughtful, nuanced portrayal of one of the icons of children's literature. (Biography. 10-14)"
The first middle-grade biography of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery in over 20 years. 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 >