SOLAR SYSTEM by Rosemary Mosco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An anything-but-boring introduction to the beautiful mysteries of the universe. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-14)"
Two friends on Earth explore the solar system through an out-of-this-world tale about their space-traveling pets. Read full book review >
THE STORM RUNNER by J.C. Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Busy—but exciting action and a likable character make up for it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A chosen-one adventure through the Southwest. Read full book review >

NATE EXPECTATIONS by Tim Federle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An exceptional swan song for a beloved character. (Fiction 10-14)"
Attention theater nerds! Nate Foster has returned for one last encore. Read full book review >
THE MONA LISA KEY by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Time-traveling pirates, whimsical humor, a sentient ship, and cliffhanger predicaments deliver generous helpings of quirky, retro-tinged entertainment. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this series opener, three siblings are lured onto a shape-changing ship whose time-traveling pirate captain aims to steal Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece from the Louvre. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"More than informative, this ecological adventure calls for action. (glossary, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From microscopic organisms to apex predators, all life relies on Earth's rich resources. Read full book review >

ZORA & ME by T.R. Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An extraordinary, richly imagined coming-of-age story about a young Zora Neale Hurston, the long, cruel reach of slavery, and the power of community. (biographical note, timeline) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A curse, the legacy of slavery, and a fight for justice collide in this fictionalized account of author Zora Neale Hurston's childhood adventures, sequel to Simon's Zora and Me, co-written with Victoria Bond (2010). Read full book review >
DACTYL HILL SQUAD by Daniel José Older
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Dino-fueled fun with depth. (Historical fantasy. 8-14)"
Magdalys Roca and her fellow orphans ride dinosaurs and solve mysteries in Civil War-era New York City. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An inspiring portrait of a man with a dream and his steadfast determination to achieve it. (charts, maps, diagrams, photos, timeline, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The relentless persistence of one man resulted in one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century and the transformation of international communication. Read full book review >
SKI SOLDIER by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A fascinating and inspiring tale. (Verse nonfiction. 10-16)"
Born in Massachusetts, Peter Seibert loved to ski. It was only natural that he would enlist during World War II in the 10th Mountain Division to serve as a soldier who fought on skis. Read full book review >
GAME CHANGER by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"The story will resonate with those on both sides of the debate about the role of youth football in society, and the unusual storytelling technique sets it apart from most sport fiction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A young athlete lies in a coma while his family and community try to determine the cause of his injury. Read full book review >
NO FIXED ADDRESS by Susin Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An outstanding addition to the inadequate-parent genre. (Fiction. 11-14)"
For 12-year-old, "fifty percent Swedish, twenty-five percent Haitian, twenty-five percent French" Felix, all of his scary stories are about the Ministry of Children and Family Development—the Canadian agency that has the power to take him from his mom and place him in foster care. Read full book review >
BLACK WOMEN WHO DARED by Naomi M. Moyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2018

"A crucial re-education in a likely unfamiliar history and an immersion in noteworthy art all at once. (Collective biography. 10-14)"
Filling an important void, this picture book delivers stories from a history about which most U.S. children remain woefully ignorant: that of Black Canadian women. 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 >