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 >

FRIDAY NIGHT STAGE LIGHTS by Rachele Alpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Will inspire readers to go for their dreams, one leap at a time. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Brooklyn has one love: ballet. Read full book review >
THE COLORS OF THE RAIN by R.L. Toalson
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A gridlocked, busy intersection of becoming that leaves as many questions as answers. (Historical verse fiction. 10-14)"
In this verse novel, readers meet 10-year-old John Paul "Paulie" Sanders Jr., a white boy who is contending with an onslaught of familial grief during an era of overwhelming racial tension in 1970s Houston. Read full book review >
BOBBIE MENDOZA SAVES THE WORLD (AGAIN) by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Fun for fans of fantasy and flatulence. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Fry and Jackson team up again in this sequel to The Naughty List (2015).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 >
THE MONA LISA KEY by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Time-traveling pirates, whimsical humor, a sentient ship, and cliffhanger predicaments deliver generous helpings of quirky, retro-tinged entertainment. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this series opener, three siblings are lured onto a shape-changing ship whose time-traveling pirate captain aims to steal Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece from the Louvre. Read full book review >
IN THE LAND OF HAPPY TEARS by David Stromberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Yiddishkeit that is entertaining, meaningful, and very much still relevant. (introduction, glossary of untranslatable words, about the authors, about the translators) (Short stories. 9-12)"
Eighteen tales, never before translated from Yiddish, present the ordinary and the miraculous from an Eastern European Jewish world long gone. Read full book review >
CLARA HUMBLE AND THE KITTEN CABOODLE by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2018

"A fun, funny, and friendly episode in the saga of the indomitable Clara Humble. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Clara Humble and her best friend, Bradley, follow a well-worn rite of passage and walk to the park by themselves when Bradley turns 10. Read full book review >
A KID IN MY CLASS by Rachel Rooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2018

"Charming, fun to read, and thought provoking. (author's note) (Poetry. 7-12)"
A group of children and a few adults are introduced individually in poems that highlight a single aspect of each one's personality, preferences, and foibles. Read full book review >
NAOMIS TOO by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A sequel that packs as much heart, humor, and understanding as the first. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Stepsisters Naomi E. and Naomi Marie face many changes and challenges in their multiracial, blended family life in this sequel to Two Naomis (2016). Read full book review >
MISSING PIECES by Carly Anne West
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Possibly littered with Easter eggs from the game but not worth reading except by superfans of the game…if such exist. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Raven Brooks is certainly an odd town, but Nick's neighbors might be a bit more dangerous than odd. 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 >