TWO'S A CROWD by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Fans might be a little disconcerted, but Moxie's sleuthing is mostly good fun. (glossary) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Moxie and her bespectacled younger brother, Milton, are back to save Tiddlywhump Elementary once again. Read full book review >
P IS FOR PTERODACTYL by Raj Haldar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Though perhaps more playful than practical, the concept will help new readers and new English language learners conquer some of the more peculiar aspects of our language. (Picture book. 7-12)"
This atypical alphabet book humorously addresses "mischievous words" that ignore the rules of phonetics and spelling. Read full book review >

CAPTURE OF BLACK BART by Norman H. Finkelstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An engaging account of an uncommon outlaw. (source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Stagecoach robbers were common in the late 1800s, but Black Bart's fame as a bandit derived from his gentlemanly ways. Read full book review >
LIZZY AND THE GOOD LUCK GIRL by Susan Lubner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Genial and pleasant but not exceptionally compelling despite dramatic scenarios. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lizzy is a big believer in signs. She's convinced they portend the future—good or bad—if she can just interpret them correctly. Read full book review >
LIMITLESS by Leah Tinari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"More poster series than book; other, similar titles are better designed, more informative, more inclusive, and more intersectional. (Collective biography. 9-12)"
In order to highlight the "vision, uniqueness, and perseverance" of American women and, "most important," to convey to boys that "women could be role models or heroes for them," fine artist Tinari spotlights 24 American women. Read full book review >

ARE YOU READY TO HATCH AN UNUSUAL CHICKEN? by Kelly Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Charming, thoughtful, and clever. (Magical realism. 9-13)"
An almost-13-year-old expands her poultry-farming operation in this sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer (2015). Read full book review >
INKLING by Kenneth Oppel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A sweet and funny story about an unusual friendship. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
"No one was awake to see it happen." Read full book review >
NO SLAM DUNK by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An easy-to-read sports book that taps into basketball as both a means of connecting characters and a platform for problem-solving. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can you be a leader and a teammate on the court and off? Read full book review >
LOVE LIKE SKY by Leslie C. Youngblood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An openhearted, endearing, and unforgettable debut about the challenges of friendship, growing up, and the boundless love of family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the face of a loved one's illness, Georgie struggles with blended-family growing pains and the ups and downs of friendship. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON HEART by Stephanie Burgis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"As with the first book, the fantasy hijinks are tempered with depth for a story that's sweet but not saccharine. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Silke hopes to learn the fates of her missing parents in this companion to The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (2017). Read full book review >
HENRY & EVA AND THE CASTLE ON THE CLIFF by Andrea Portes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A delightful mystery tinged with heartache. (Paranormal mystery. 8-13)"
Sometimes, even perfect things can fall apart. Read full book review >
MORE THAN A PRINCESS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A quirky, imaginative tale locked inside a stale, formulaic princess narrative. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The author's latest fantasy series introduces Aislin, a princess of mixed heritage: fairy (the Disney-esque type) and pedrasi (less glitzy but gifted cavern dwellers). 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 >