INVENTORS, MAKERS, BARRIER BREAKERS by Pendred Noyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A serviceable introduction. (color photos, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This collection profiles both famous and lesser-known American inventors, entrepreneurs, and scientists from the 18th century to the present day, covering the social and historical contexts of their work. 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 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 >
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 >
MOLLIE ON THE MARCH by Anna Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"This sequel does not work well as a stand-alone nor add much to Mollie's story; readers should stop after Book 1. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Mollie Carberry continues to fight for women's rights in 1912 Dublin. Read full book review >

DODGER BOY by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A whip-smart historical that highlights that transitionary period to which few would ever desire to return. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Draft dodging and literary censorship come to a head in this Canadian bildungsroman set in the 1970s. Read full book review >
THE BIG, BOLD, ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF LAVINIA WARREN by Elizabeth Raum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Although Lavinia became famous as a 'human oddity,' Raum keeps the tale focused on her lively attitude and determination to use her exceptional size to achieve a stimulating life. (Biography. 10-14)"
Born in 1841 to white parents of relatively tall stature, Mercy Lavinia Bump—later known as Lavinia Warren—was, at the age of 10, just 2 feet tall and weighed only 20 pounds. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 RECKLESS CLUB by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Mostly accomplishes its feel-good goals. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Vrabel's latest middle-grade novel explicitly remixes John Hughes' iconic 1985 movie, The Breakfast Club, for the Instagram generation. 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 >