RECORDMANIA by Emmanuelle Figueras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2018

"Geography and world records combine for undeniable fun. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
And now, an atlas of world records. Read full book review >
THE BACKSTAGERS AND THE GHOST LIGHT by Andy Mientus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An adequate dessert for existing fans that just may tempt a few new ones as well. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The Backstagers gets the Lumberjanes treatment in this novelization of the comic-book series. Read full book review >

YOU DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P! by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A necessary and rewarding addition to any middle-grade collection. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Gino's second middle-grade novel shows a well-meaning white girl stumbling through difficult issues with compassion. Read full book review >
SQUIRM by Carl Hiaasen
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Humorous, self-deprecating narration and convoluted exploits will keep pages turning till the satisfying close. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Billy Dickens is not the kind of kid who suffers bullies or poachers or absent parents. Read full book review >
RESIST by Veronica Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A resource to enrich the shelves of every home and library. (suggested reading, viewing, listening) (Collective biography. 9-16)"
From Joan of Arc in 1429 to the Movement for Black Lives and the Women's March in 2017, profiles of ordinary people resisting the status quo on principle lead to lessons for young people. Read full book review >

A DASTARDLY PLOT by Christopher  Healy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A zany, rollicking series opener. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 8-14)"
An inventor's daughter must stop a plot targeting New York City's World's Fair in 1883. Read full book review >
THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE by M.T. Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Monty Python teams up with Maxwell Smart for a wrestling match with Tolkien—splendid. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Spy thrills meet fantasy rivalries as an elitist elf and a bookish goblin strike up a cross-cultural kerfuffle in Anderson and Yelchin's collaborative meditation on prejudice. Read full book review >
SOMEONE LIKE ME by Julissa Arce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An honest and heartfelt story of survival. (Memoir. 8-14)"
Arce, whose My (Underground) American Dream (2017) recounted for adults her story of hope and hard work in the face of obstacles, turns to a younger audience in an adaptation for young readers. Read full book review >
THE GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAMS OF ALL TIME by Editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A football fan's treasure trove of magic seasons and moments. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Storied football teams are ranked and compared. Read full book review >
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 >
THE COLORS OF THE RAIN by R.L. Toalson
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A gridlocked, busy intersection of becoming that leaves as many questions as answers. (Historical verse fiction. 10-14)"
In this verse novel, readers meet 10-year-old John Paul "Paulie" Sanders Jr., a white boy who is contending with an onslaught of familial grief during an era of overwhelming racial tension in 1970s Houston. 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 >