THE PLUCKER by Anna Starobinets
by Anna Starobinets, illustrated by Marie Muravski, translated by Jane Bugaeva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2019

"Mystery fans (around the world) should rejoice. (Mystery. 8-14)"
Come to the Far Woods for a tale of beastly crimes and detection in this Russian import. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"This broad take on 'firsts' is unusually rich in lesser-known figures and feats. (timeline, illustrator's note, resource list) (Collective biography. 10-12)"
A crew of achievers, mostly of recent vintage, STEAMs up to provide inspiration and role modeling. Read full book review >

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL by Amy Ephron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"A mild-mannered Christmas caper. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Carnival Magic (2018), a Christmas trip to London tumbles siblings Tess and Max into a mystery frozen in time. Read full book review >
TORMENT AND TRICKERY by Poppy  Inkwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"Confusing and not nearly as funny as it wants to be. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An intergenerational Australian comedy. Read full book review >
UNPLUGGED AND UNPOPULAR by Mat Heagerty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"Fast-paced, full-color fluff appealing to voracious sci-fi comic fans but few others. (Graphic science fiction. 8-12)"
In the near future, a young girl and her friends fend off fuzzy purple extraterrestrials intent on domination. Read full book review >

UNDER THE BROKEN SKY by Mariko Nagai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"Sheds light on a fascinating episode in history but sadly does not do justice to the nuances. (afterword) (Historical verse fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Natsu lives with her father and 6-year-old sister, Asa, in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo in northern China. Read full book review >
MOONSHINE by Justin Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"Characterization flaws keep it from packing an emotional wallop, but it's still a fine adventure. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The son of a Depression-era bootlegger tries to turn his father to more lawful pursuits. Read full book review >
THE OBSIDIAN COMPASS by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"Exhilarating. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Relocated to the family vineyard in upstate New York following the events of The Mona Lisa Key (2018), the time-traveling Hudson kids (and parents, this time) prepare for a chronologically challenging confrontation with Capt. Vincent. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"Gritty, accessible, and sure to strike a chord with action-oriented Gen Z. (Memoir. 10-18)"
The famed activist tells her life story. Read full book review >
NAKED MOLE RAT SAVES THE WORLD by Karen Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"A warm coming-of-age story populated with a cast of memorable characters. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Kit and Clem are best friends, and both are dealing with life-changing adversity. Read full book review >
THE POISON EATERS by Gail Jarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"Though laced with toxins, this is anything but toxic. (Chemical descriptions, glossary, timeline, info links, author's note, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
If every dish on your table was poisoned, would you be so quick to jump at the call to dinner? Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"A story about what running really is: competing with other runners and not against them. (Biography. 12-16)"
A story lost to history illuminates the unique way sports support feminism. 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 >