SWEET SENIOR PUPS by Kama Einhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"Although the information presented is of high interest and accurate, some more scientifically minded readers may be put off by the use of animal voices. (Nonfiction/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
First in a pseudo-nonfiction series about animal sanctuaries is the tale of a rescue facility for elderly dogs in Maryland. Read full book review >
THE ONCE AND FUTURE GEEK by Mari Mancusi
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"A wholesome, modern twist on the classic legend that could provide a gateway for newer readers and fun for the gaming set. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Two contemporary gamers find themselves living a real-life fantasy adventure with the future King Arthur and Guinevere even as they navigate rough-water friendships. Read full book review >

SEEING STARS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 2018

"Disappointingly narrow in cultural perspective, nevertheless it's digestibly arranged and presented grist for young readers with a budding or even latent interest in sky watching. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A handsome portrait gallery and finding guide for the 88 "official" constellations. Read full book review >
THE FLOODED EARTH by Mardi McConnochie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 16, 2018

"Despite the post-disaster setting, an exciting and old-fashioned sailboat quest with pirates, secret codes, storms, and cannibals. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
A high-seas adventure stars 12-year-old twins Will and Annalie, who seek their missing father in a flooded, post-ecological-collapse world. Read full book review >
WUNDERSMITH by Jessica Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A worthy title that deserves a spot on the fantasy shelves. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The tests are over; now it's time to get down to business. Read full book review >

BOLD & BRAVE by Kirsten Gillibrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"'Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?' Inez Milholland's 100-year-old question lingers. (timeline) (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Brief biographical sketches of female American suffragists, accompanied by bold artwork. Read full book review >
ETHAN MARCUS MAKES HIS MARK by Michele Weber Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A satisfying sequel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ethan Marcus learns that he, too, has tenacity and determination, although he is in so many ways unlike his not-quite-a-year-older sister, Erin. Read full book review >
TWILIGHT OF THE ELVES by Zack Loran  Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A second story that lacks steam. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Now that the Adventurers Guild has saved Freestone in an epic battle in the series' eponymous first installment (2017), new dangers lurk that are now not necessarily beyond the city's walls. Read full book review >
IT WASN'T ME by Dana Alison Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A timely, introspective whodunit with a lot of heart. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Six seventh-graders in small-town Massachusetts reluctantly spend school vacation week participating in a restorative-practice justice circle in hopes of identifying a vandal. Read full book review >
BETTER YOU THAN ME by Jessica Brody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Clichés and superficiality aside, a fun read for anyone who might wish they could be someone else for a little while. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
The familiar body-swap scenario gets a further magic twist in this comedic middle school fantasy. Read full book review >
LITTLE DREAMERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Another volume to enrich every household, school, and library and inspire another generation of dreamers. (further resources, sources, glossary) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
This illustrated collection of diverse biographies profiles women from around the world and throughout history who dreamed big and then lived those dreams. Read full book review >
CLICK by Alexandra Philips
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Not a deep dive but a starting point for difficult conversations. (Graphic memoir. 10-14)"
Through a graphic medium, a 16-year-old girl recounts her experience with cyberbullying. 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 >