MADE BY HAND by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A carefully designed book that brings the past and the hand-created objects of the past to full-blooded life. (author's note, further information) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
Fourteen "one-of-a-kind" Colonial American objects are given stories of how and why they came to be. Read full book review >
TWICE MAGIC by Cressida Cowell
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Readers will clamor for more. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Into the woods Xar and Wish go again; they have to every now and then…. Read full book review >

UTOMIA by Caitlin Scholl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A cluttered and confusing start to a new animal-fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Laoch, a 14-year-old Iguana, is training to be a Master Grower, but the rebellious Lizard would rather be an inventor and leave his village of Talamh for the city of Utomia. 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 BIGFOOT FILES by Lindsay Eagar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Unlike the elusive Bigfoot, there is little left to the imagination in this quirky mother-daughter story for studious readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A skeptical middle schooler gets more than she bargained for in her own search for Bigfoot. Read full book review >

APOLLO 8 by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"In its 50th-anniversary year, a compelling account of the historical significance of a lesser-known space mission. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In one of the most turbulent years in modern American history, the Apollo 8 mission to the moon served as a desperately needed morale boost for Americans. Read full book review >
DIVE IN! by Ann Eriksson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Concise and still thorough, this is a solid addition to a wide-ranging and ecologically conscious series. (resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A passionate environmentalist explains why oceans are amazing and what young readers can do to keep them that way. Read full book review >
I'M OK by Patti Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A work of heavy, realistic fiction told with oddball humor, honesty, and heart. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When Korean-American Ok Lee loses his father in a construction accident, he and his mom must fend for themselves financially while quietly grieving. Read full book review >
THE COLLECTORS by Jacqueline West
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Readers may not wish to leave this magical world.(Fantasy. 8-12)"
Van, who is hard of hearing and uses hearing aids, discovers the true mission of the City Collection Agency: to collect wayward wishes. Read full book review >
FORGOTTEN CITY by Michael Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Ending on a cliffhanger, this book is sure to infect readers' curiosity for a sequel. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Teenager Kobi must fight for survival in this post-apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >
LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE by Jenna Gavigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Preteens who are star-struck for Broadway will enjoy the drama. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Lulu's dreams are big for a little mouse: starring on Broadway. Read full book review >
THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE by Jaclyn Moriarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Imaginative but not fully realized. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The stipulations of her parents' will send Bronte Mettlestone on a quest throughout Kingdoms and Empires. 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 >