RUNNING ON EMPTY by S.E. Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"AJ is imperfect, kindhearted, loving, earnest, and entirely delightful. (Fiction. 8-12)"
AJ, 11, is a worrier and a dreamer, and he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Read full book review >
THE WIND CALLED MY NAME by Mary Louise Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Could have been great but is just good. (list of dichos, author's note, glossary and pronunciation guide) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A Depression-era story that's not so depressing. Read full book review >

WINNIE'S GREAT WAR by Lindsay Mattick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A charming addition to Pooh lore that will send readers happily back to the Hundred-Acre Wood. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The biography of the world's most beloved bear finds a whole new audience in this winsome new work about Winnie. Read full book review >
DEWEY FAIRCHILD, TEACHER PROBLEM SOLVER by Lorri Horn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Grass-roots politics at its best, likely to leave readers flushed with laughter. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sixth grade dumps a flurry of teacher and school-policy issues on a veteran problem-solver's plate. Read full book review >
SOLAR SYSTEM by Rosemary Mosco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An anything-but-boring introduction to the beautiful mysteries of the universe. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-14)"
Two friends on Earth explore the solar system through an out-of-this-world tale about their space-traveling pets. Read full book review >

THE ELEVENTH TRADE by Alyssa Hollingsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Both a quest story and a friendship story, this book brings to life the traumatic reality refugee children experience in a world filled with borders and walls. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sami and his grandfather escaped Afghanistan and traveled through Iran, Turkey, and Greece to make it to Boston, Massachusetts, where now they must learn to adapt to a new country, a foreign language, and a completely different culture. Read full book review >
THUNDERCLUCK! by Paul Tillery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An absurd story executed with admirable gravity and skill. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
A semidivine chicken and his Valkyrie friend save Asgard from a nefarious culinary professional in this illustrated middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER’S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID by Dylan Thuras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"One delectable sampler of wonders, there for the asking. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A worldwide collection of superior oddities. Read full book review >
PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN by Allison Varnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An accessible introduction to the importance of the freedom to read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh-grader June Harper sets up a secret lending library when her school decides to ban books. Read full book review >
THE STORM RUNNER by J.C. Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Busy—but exciting action and a likable character make up for it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A chosen-one adventure through the Southwest. Read full book review >
LOVE TO EVERYONE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Winning as ever, with an overall Little Princess feel reminiscent of McKay's own sequel to that classic, Wishing for Tomorrow (2010). (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Steadfast love and friendship stand proof against the changes and challenges of war for a group of Edwardian-era children. Read full book review >
NATE EXPECTATIONS by Tim Federle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An exceptional swan song for a beloved character. (Fiction 10-14)"
Attention theater nerds! Nate Foster has returned for one last encore. 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 >