THE SEASON OF STYX MALONE by Kekla Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Heartening and hopeful, a love letter to black male youth grasping the desires within them, absorbing the worlds around them, striving to be more otherwise than ordinary. Please share. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cooler-than-cool newcomer Styx Malone takes the more-sheltered brothers Caleb and Bobby Gene on a mischievous, path-altering, summer adventure of a lifetime as they embrace the extraordinary possibilities beyond the everyday in rural Indiana. Read full book review >
MIRACULOUS MIRANDA by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Warm, smart, and completely lovable: Miranda. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Miranda's teacher tells her that all she needs is an imagination to make miracles happen, she begins trying to make the ordinary extraordinary. Read full book review >

ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Graphic storytelling at its most powerful. (Graphic fiction. 8-14) "
A young Syrian refugee tries to flee the horrors of war in this Danish import. Read full book review >
SOMETHING ROTTEN by Heather L. Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"There's nothing rotten about this book—it's a keeper. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The discoveries that arise from our flattened fauna will amaze you! Read full book review >
THE TURNAWAY GIRLS by Hayley Chewins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Hope is ever the thing with feathers, and feathers abound here. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In a land where music belongs solely to Masters, a 12-year-old girl dares to sing. Read full book review >

THE DEN OF FOREVER FROST by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Proof that a sequel can shine just as brightly. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a race against time, young polar bear cubs travel the icy north searching for a way to rescue their land from an evil cult and save the world from a cataclysm. Read full book review >
START NOW! by Chelsea Clinton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A must-have title for school and public libraries as well as young activists' home collections. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
How does a preteen become a voice of change for their community? (Hint: Start by reading this book!) Read full book review >
BLUECROWNE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A tale to sweep new and confirmed fans into the author's distinctively imagined blend of history, magic, mythology, chemistry, and nautical lore. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this prequel to Milford's Nagspeake tales, a privateer's daughter takes on a ruthless time traveler who kidnaps her little brother. Read full book review >
A HISTORY OF PICTURES FOR CHILDREN by David Hockney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A brilliant, knockout collaboration—one that will continue to excite, provoke, and engage kids and their grown-ups. (timeline of inventions, glossary, notes, bibliography, list of illustrations, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Iconic British postwar realist painter Hockney and art critic Gayford have reimagined their art-history survey for adults, A History of Pictures (2016), with judicious, kid-friendly editing, inventive design, clever pacing, smart and spot-on examples, and the bright, fresh illustrations of fellow Brit Blake. Read full book review >
LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"For readers who relish thoughtfully constructed plots, well-developed characters, and carefully crafted language, this will be a special treat. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Abandoned twice over, Louisiana Elefante discovers in herself the "magic that puts things back together." Read full book review >
EVEREST by Sangma Francis
Kirkus Star
by Sangma Francis, illustrated by Lisk Feng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"This appealing and informative guide to Everest may well have children dreaming of their own expeditions. (glossary, further reading) (Informational picture book. 8-14)"
A detailed look at Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the Himalayan mountain range. Read full book review >
MY FATHER'S WORDS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Simple words make a flawless story about resilience, hope, healing, and the eternal fitness of things. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a freak accident kills their father, Declan, the O'Brien family must discover how to heal. 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 >