NORTH TO BENJAMIN by Alan Cumyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"This gripping, suspenseful read with compelling characters and a spellbinding setting lures readers into the deep-cold night even as they long for a life-affirming sunrise. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
After he moves to Dawson, Yukon, with Stephanie, his troubled mother, Edgar bonds with an elderly dog and remakes his connection to the world. Read full book review >
ANGEL AND BAVAR by Amy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A solid friendship tale for fans of eerie fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In an everyday modern school, a girl who lost her parents to monsters meets a monstrously strange boy. Read full book review >

TALKING TO THE MOON by Jan L. Coates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"This blend of a contemporary search for roots with finely detailed colonial history rewards patient readers, especially fans of historical fiction. (author interview) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A foster child on the autism spectrum finds friendship and surprising connection in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Read full book review >
SECRETS AND SCONES by Laurel Remington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"This series opener is as heartwarming as a fresh cinnamon scone. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Scarlett's mother's blog posts are about Scarlett—and they're always humiliating. Read full book review >
LESSONS FROM UNDERGROUND by Bryan Methods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"A shrug is likely to be readers' responses, too. (Adventure. 10-12)"
The theft of a massive diamond leads fledgling secret agent Oliver Diplexito to South Africa, where eye-opening revelations await. Read full book review >

THE HIDDEN WITCH by Molly Knox Ostertag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"An absolutely bewitching sequel. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
After fighting the darkness that consumed his great-uncle, young witch Aster must now help him heal. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Reasonably inclusive if parochial in geographic scope and with a message that Aretha Franklin puts most pithily: 'We're coming.' (index) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Thirty-two living women with "firsts" to their credit offer reflections and attitude. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF INGENIOUSLY DARING CHEMISTRY by Sean Connolly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Fresh and informal but stronger on background than hands-on experiences. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A highlights reel of the periodic table of elements, with 24 experiments and demonstrations. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Occasionally amusing, rarely fresh, this expands the author's picture-book account, My Journey to the Stars (illustrated by André Ceolin, 2017), without adding much significant. (Memoir. 10-16)"
Kelly recalls piloting space shuttles and living aboard the International Space Station. Read full book review >
A STORY LIKE THE WIND by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Lewis' novella brings to life the unified power of hope and faith and freedom that keeps strong all those fleeing war, massacre, and hardship. (Fiction. 7-12)"
On a boat drifting in the cold waters of the Mediterranean, dozens of Middle-Eastern refugees, young and old, cling to one another, waiting for the uncertainty that haunts their future to be put to rest. Read full book review >
THE DREAMWAY by Lisa Papademetriou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"An unsettling, engaging dream-world adventure. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
When pragmatic Stella's imaginative twin brother, Cole, loses his spirit in the dream world, she must rescue him before he is consumed by shadow creatures who thrive on the creative brightness of human beings. Read full book review >
WHAT GOES UP by Wen Jane Baragrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A quirky, heartwarming story of family and friendship. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a rogue NASA satellite threatens to crash back to Earth, 12-year-old Robyn decides it's time to find her father before it's too late. 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 >