YOUNG EXPLORER'S ADVENTURE GUIDE by Sean Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Though there are a few treats to be found here, readers of prior editions will be sad to discover it's not chock-full. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In this fifth annual volume of the Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, young people are spread throughout a futuristic universe filled with robots and piloting spaceships of their own. Read full book review >
STRUTTIN' WITH SOME BARBECUE by Patricia Hruby Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Brimming with a contagious love of jazz and its first lady, this work brings down the house. (notes, timeline, glossary, resources, sources, index) (Verse biography. 8-14)"
Lil Hardin, dubbed "the first lady of jazz," gets a loving ode in this biography in free verse. Read full book review >

ENDURANCE IN ANTARTICA by Katrina  Charman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"An inspiring story that while essentially factual is necessarily incomplete. (Historical adventure. 8-12)"
In 1914 sled dogs vie for a spot on the famous Antarctic voyage led by Ernest Shackleton. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"A fresh and accessible approach to an important scientific concept. (glossary, suggestions for further research, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The evolution of iguanas in the Galápagos provides a striking example of the workings of natural selection. Read full book review >
DON'T MESS WITH ME by Paul Erickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Though the text in this entry in an admirable series may be challenging for young readers, the subject has guaranteed kid appeal. (timeline, further resources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A sampling of the more than 12,000 varieties of stinging creatures that live in the ocean. Read full book review >

I SPY THE ILLUMINATI EYE by Sheila Keenan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Skip. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This tongue-in-cheek look at the Illuminati leaves more questions than answers. Of course, that's the way they like it. Read full book review >
NEVER EVERS by Lucy Ivison
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"First kisses, near misses, and a stowaway hamster distinguish this romp. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The annual ski trip provides plenty of opportunities for romance, friendship, and a bit of magic for a pair of young English teens. Read full book review >
IT'S UP TO YOU, ABE LINCOLN by Leila Hirschfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Be a best friend and give this book to someone who has not read it. (Biography. 10-12)"
One decision can change your life…these 10 decisions turned a man into a president. Read full book review >
BEAVERS by Rachel Poliquin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Well worth the purchase. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Who knew the life and times of the beaver could be so fascinating? Read full book review >
THE SECRETS OF THE WILD WOOD by Tonke Dragt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"An old-fashioned Arthurian-esque adventure for those who enjoy that genre's satisfying storytelling pleasures. (Historical adventure. 10-15)"
Young Sir Tiuri, recently knighted following the events in The Letter for the King (2015), finds the adventure he seeks deep in the mysterious Wild Wood. Read full book review >
THE CHANCELLOR AND THE CITADEL by Maria Capelle Frantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"Just try to put it down. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Frantz introduces readers to a world of spirits suffused in tension and magic in her debut solo graphic novel. Read full book review >
MILO ON WHEELS by Elizabeth Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"A realistic, hopeful take on meeting challenges and making friends. (Fiction. 7-12)"
An aspiring biologist who's bullied because of his disability finds friends when he enters a go-kart competition. 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 >