HOCUS POCUS AND THE ALL-NEW SEQUEL by A.W. Jantha
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A bit of envelope-pushing freshens up the formula. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In honor of its 25th anniversary, a Disney Halloween horror/comedy film gets a sequel to go with its original novelization. Read full book review >
WILLA OF THE WOOD by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A moving, atmospheric journey of hope. (Fantasy. 10-14) "
The old sourwood trees, the rushing streams and rivers, and the great mountain are home to 12-year-old Willa. Read full book review >

BOOKJOY, WORDJOY by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Joy indeed. (Picture book/poetry. 6-12)"
The virtues of reading and playing with words collide in Mora and Colón's latest collaboration. Read full book review >
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Drew Callander
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A bold attempt that doesn't quite carry through to satisfaction. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Are you (yes, you) ready to save the land of Astorya from a vicious queen? Read full book review >
MY YEAR IN THE MIDDLE by Lila Quintero Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"An important and relevant story that will make kids stop and take a look at the world around them. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
It is spring 1970 in Alabama, and in spite of the racial tensions that come along with integration and the upcoming race for governor, sixth-grader Lu Olivera can't stop thinking about running—or more importantly, the discovery that she can run. Read full book review >

A HINT OF HYDRA by Heidi Lang
Released: July 10, 2018

"Fans who earlier fell in love with gutsy Lailu and her cooking exploits may be disappointed in this convoluted sequel. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this follow-up to A Dash of Dragon (2017), young chef-apprentice Lailu Loganberry must get to the bottom of a murder mystery before war breaks out between scientists and elves. Read full book review >
SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE by Jo Watson Hackl
Released: July 10, 2018

"Lyrical and endearing, this debut is a genuine adventure tale, poignant and as fresh as a spring garden. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What lies beyond the trees promises to bring one of two things—either powerful glory or terrible heartache. Read full book review >
THE RHINO IN RIGHT FIELD by Stacy DeKeyser
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Laugh-out-loud fun with a wonderful cast of characters. A winner in every way. (acknowledgments, author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Tank is a 2,580-pound rhinoceros living in the city zoo. Read full book review >
HALF-WITCH by John Schoffstall
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Not for everyone, but readers who appreciate powerful female friendships and sui generis whimsy will cherish it. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Even a fantasy world strictly conforming to medieval Christian cosmology cannot withstand an unlikely friendship between human and witch in a picaresque middle-grade debut. Read full book review >
PENNYBAKER SCHOOL IS REVOLTING by Jennifer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Light entertainment with some vocabulary enrichment for middle graders of all sorts. (Fiction 8-12)"
When their history teacher disappears, students at the Pennybaker School for the Uniquely Gifted stage their own revolution and solve the mystery. Read full book review >
CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF BOY by Chris Priestley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"There's no place like school, 'grimy, gargoyle-encrusted walls' and all. (Gothic farce. 10-12)"
Odd doings at the Maudlin Towers School for the Not Particularly Bright Sons of the Not Especially Wealthy. Read full book review >
FREDDIE MOLE by Alexander McCall Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Possessing an earnest ridiculousness similar to that of a Dahl story, Freddie's adventure should appeal to a similar audience. (Humor. 7-12)"
A boy is tossed from the frying pan into the lion's cage. 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 >