MONSTROUS DEVICES by Damien Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A well-knit debut generously stocked with chills, thrills, and chancy exploits. (Horror/suspense/fantasy. 12-14)"
A young British teenager's ordinary world takes a sudden spin to the dark side with the arrival of an antique toy robot that turns out to conceal a terrible, and terrifying, power. Read full book review >
HOW WE GOT TO NOW by Steven Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Altogether, a fine exploration of technologies emerging over the eons and their remarkable interconnectedness. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Beginning with ideas that emerged thousands of years ago, Johnson tracks a series of innovations that led world culture to where it is now. Read full book review >

ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Graphic storytelling at its most powerful. (Graphic fiction. 8-14) "
A young Syrian refugee tries to flee the horrors of war in this Danish import. Read full book review >
SOMETHING ROTTEN by Heather L. Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"There's nothing rotten about this book—it's a keeper. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The discoveries that arise from our flattened fauna will amaze you! Read full book review >
GRENADE by Alan Gratz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Intense and fast-paced, this is a compelling, dark, yet ultimately heartening wartime story. (maps, historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In the waning days of World War II, two young soldiers tell both sides of their fight to survive. Read full book review >

UTOMIA by Caitlin Scholl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A cluttered and confusing start to a new animal-fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Laoch, a 14-year-old Iguana, is training to be a Master Grower, but the rebellious Lizard would rather be an inventor and leave his village of Talamh for the city of Utomia. Read full book review >
THE TURNAWAY GIRLS by Hayley Chewins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Hope is ever the thing with feathers, and feathers abound here. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In a land where music belongs solely to Masters, a 12-year-old girl dares to sing. Read full book review >
THE BIGFOOT FILES by Lindsay Eagar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Unlike the elusive Bigfoot, there is little left to the imagination in this quirky mother-daughter story for studious readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A skeptical middle schooler gets more than she bargained for in her own search for Bigfoot. Read full book review >
APOLLO 8 by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"In its 50th-anniversary year, a compelling account of the historical significance of a lesser-known space mission. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In one of the most turbulent years in modern American history, the Apollo 8 mission to the moon served as a desperately needed morale boost for Americans. Read full book review >
DIVE IN! by Ann Eriksson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Concise and still thorough, this is a solid addition to a wide-ranging and ecologically conscious series. (resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A passionate environmentalist explains why oceans are amazing and what young readers can do to keep them that way. Read full book review >
FORGOTTEN CITY by Michael Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Ending on a cliffhanger, this book is sure to infect readers' curiosity for a sequel. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Teenager Kobi must fight for survival in this post-apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >
THE BOTTLE IMP OF BRIGHT HOUSE by Tom Llewellyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Exciting and irresistible, this effort casts a spell. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Gabe is in a world of trouble after he purchases a bottle that he's told contains an imp. 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 >