MAYA LIN by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An engaging, admiring, and insightful portrait of an uncompromising, civic-minded, visionary artist. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 12-15)"
One of the world's most celebrated creators of civic architecture is profiled in this accessible, engaging biography. Read full book review >
WHEN I WAS A TURKEY by Joe Hutto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Young nature lovers will gobble this up. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A naturalist recalls his year as a turkey "mother." Read full book review >

VICTORIA by Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A biography fit for a queen. (index) (Biography. 12-18)"
One of history's most influential rulers became queen just out of girlhood and led her country during a time of great change. Read full book review >
TWELVE DAYS IN MAY by Larry Dane Brimner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Richly illustrated with period photographs and strikingly designed, this is a clear, accessible depiction of a major story in the civil rights movement. (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
Even after some Jim Crow laws were declared unconstitutional, many states continued to refuse to adhere to the changes. Sibert Honor-winning author Brimner (Black and White, 2011) explores the first "Freedom Ride" in May 1961, as seven black and six white activists ranging in age from 18 to 61 set out to bring attention to this resistance. Read full book review >
THE REAL MCCOYS by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An exceptional middle-grade read packed with giggles for young sleuths who love to explore a little off the beaten path. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fourth-grader Moxie McCoy must solve the crime of the century when the school mascot goes missing. Read full book review >

GEORGE AND THE BLUE MOON  by Stephen Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Will likely sell well, as usual—but also as usual, the essays and the storyline are aimed at different audiences. (Informational science fiction. 10-12)"
George and Annie again tackle "crazy squillionaire" Alioth Merak as the megalomaniac takes another stab at dominating the world (and beyond). Read full book review >
THE DOLDRUMS AND THE HELMSLEY CURSE by Nicholas Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Rather overstuffed. (Adventure. 8-12)"
When Archer arrives home at Rosewood from boarding school, finally to meet the grandparents he has never known, he quickly learns about a dastardly campaign against the returning explorers. Read full book review >
MUTANT BUNNY ISLAND by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The story is always fast-paced and imaginative, but maybe it's a little too imaginative. Skeptics may prefer something a bit more grounded. (Humorous fantasy. 8-12)"
There's a long, proud history of nonsense books, which includes Lewis Carroll and Dr. Seuss. But this novel makes less sense than most. Read full book review >
KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD by Anna  Priemaza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A heartwarming, realistically drawn story of friendship for fans of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Two girls form an unlikely friendship due to their love of a popular MMORPG. Read full book review >
THE LOST FROST GIRL by Amy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A fantastical, frost-filled, coming-of-age debut. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A contemporary girl finds her life magically transformed after learning her father's identity. Read full book review >
HOW OSCAR INDIGO BROKE THE UNIVERSE (AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN) by David Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Suspend all disbelief and enjoy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sweet-natured, warmhearted Oscar Indigo just wants to help his multiethnic baseball team win the championship. Read full book review >
TRU & NELLE by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An absorbing story of true friends in troubled times. (author's note, acknowledgments, recipe) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
In the sequel to Tru & Nelle (2016), Christmas in tiny Monroeville, Alabama, is hardly jolly. 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 >