QUID PRO QUO by Vicki Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Fast-paced and funny with brief but crucial hiccups of legal learning. (Mystery. 10-14)"
In a narrative laced with lighthearted and self-deprecating humor, 14-year-old Cyril MacIntyre relates a crime story disguised as a lesson in legal terminology. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE IN POPLAR WOOD by K.E. Ormsbee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Love of family is the greatest magic even when faced with the power of Death. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old twins Felix and Lee live in the same house, but they are kept separate by the Agreement between the shades Death and Memory. Read full book review >

PUTTING PEACE FIRST by Eric Dawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Change is difficult, especially if you are trying to right an injustice, but this manual helps readers past excuses. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A handbook encouraging young people to make a difference right now, no matter their ages. Read full book review >
CHARLIE AND ME by Mark Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A gentle paean to the intensity of brotherly love. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two brothers travel by train from their home in the north of England to a southern coastal town to revisit a wild dolphin they saw during a family vacation a year earlier. Read full book review >
D-DAY by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"An attractively packaged, engrossing history that will appeal to readers fascinated with military strategy. (maps, timeline, glossary, websites, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Hopkinson relates events of the World War II invasion now known as D-Day, arguably the largest and most complex military operation in history. Read full book review >

JUST BREATHE by Mallika Chopra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Though slightly limited in its utility for the desired audience, this resource offers a thorough collection of kid-friendly mindfulness practices. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Chopra—daughter of well-known self-help guru Deepak Chopra—delivers a stress-management guide for young people. Read full book review >
MARCUS VEGA DOESN'T SPEAK SPANISH by Pablo Cartaya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A compelling read about the meaning of family, identity, and culture, set in pre-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In searching for his absentee father, a biracial boy gets closer to his Puerto Rican roots. Read full book review >
WHEN A GHOST TALKS, LISTEN by Tim Tingle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A great introduction to Native American history that's not too heavy for its young audience and is a solid read in its own right. (map, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Narrated by Isaac, a Choctaw boy who was killed while walking the Trail of Tears in 1830, this quick-paced novel sheds light on forgotten histories. Read full book review >
ONIBI by Atelier Sento
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A must for anyone intrigued by the hidden spirit world and how it crosses over into ours. (maps, glossary) (Graphic fantasy. 10-14)
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A couple of foreign travelers search for ghosts and spirits in the countryside of Japan. Read full book review >
THE DOLLAR KIDS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A rich, thoughtful exploration of individual and community resilience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A family relocates to a former mill town, lured by the opportunity to reset their lives by starting a business and purchasing a run-down house for $1. Read full book review >
NOWHERE BOY by Katherine Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A captivating book situated in present-day discourse around the refugee crisis, featuring two boys who stand by their high values in the face of grave risk and succeed in drawing goodwill from others. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two parallel stories, one of a Syrian boy from Aleppo fleeing war, and another of a white American boy, son of a NATO contractor, dealing with the challenges of growing up, intersect at a house in Brussels. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A grippingly told story that adeptly makes history fascinatingly relevant to the present. (timeline, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In an era of alternative facts and fake news, telling the story of the infamous 1938 radio broadcast that convinced thousands of Americans a real-time Martian invasion of Earth was occurring could not be timelier. 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 >