DENIS EVER AFTER by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2018

"Page-turning. (Mystery/ghost story. 10-13)"
Denis returns from the afterlife to help his twin brother solve the mystery of how he died. Read full book review >
THE TURNING by Emily Whitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A dishonest ending to an otherwise well-conceived story. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A half-human, half-selkie boy searches for a way to belong. Read full book review >

THE WINNER IS…  by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"While not as nail-biting as the first two books, it's still a satisfactory denouement. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Only two contestants remain in the third and final installment of the Next Best Junior Chef series (Lights, Camera, Cook!, 2017, etc.). Who will emerge top toque? Read full book review >
CITY OF ISLANDS by Kali Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Inspiration and excitement from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Life is not easy for 12-year-old Mara in the magical archipelago City of Islands. Read full book review >
NIGHTBOOKS by J.A. White
Released: July 24, 2018

"A thrilling tale of magic that is just scary enough. (Horror. 9-12)"
Imprisoned by a real-life witch, horror addict Alex's only hope for survival lies in his ability to spin his own nightly tales of terror. Read full book review >

SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN! by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A great collection to have handy for Halloween classroom reading or a campfire. (Horror short stories. 8-12)"
The man behind Goosebumps and Fear Street assembles a collection of short stories written by his peers in the Mystery Writers of America. Read full book review >
LUCKY LITTLE THINGS by Janice Erlbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Though unrealistically pat in the end, it offers a positive message that in life, good and bad come together. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What is luck? Is it something that happens to you, or is it perhaps everything that happens to you? Emma Macintyre will have to figure that out. Read full book review >
THE ORCA SCIENTISTS by Kim Perez Valice
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Fans of these popular marine mammals will be intrigued. (glossary, selected bibliography and sources, acknowledgements and author's note, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
On boats and in labs, biologists study the dwindling population of orcas living in the waters off the San Juan Islands between Canada and Washington. Read full book review >
PROUD by Ibtihaj Muhammad
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Like Muhammad herself, this book is a timely gift to us all. (glossary, interview) (Memoir. 10-18)"
Muhammad, Olympic medalist for the U.S. fencing team, presents a memoir emphasizing the role of sports in her life. Read full book review >
THE MIDDLE-ROUTE RUN by James Parks
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A bit of a sophomore slump but not enough to dampen fans' spirits for subsequent adventures. (Graphic fantasy. 11-14)"
In this sophomore effort, skeleton Rickety Stitch and his amorphous amigo attempt to solve the mystery of Rickety's shadowy past. Read full book review >
SPELL & SPINDLE by Michelle Schusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2018

"An excellent melding of horror and heart, this complex story will appeal to a wide range of readers. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
The boundaries between puppet and person blur and break in this fairy-tale-inspired middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
COURAGE by Barbara Binns
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2018

"A solid addition with a multifaceted look at the urban experience. (Fiction. 8-12)"
On the cusp of turning 13, an African-American youngster discovers a passion for an unusual sport and confronts a major change in his family. 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 >