THE FOX GIRL AND THE WHITE GAZELLE by Victoria Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2018

"With her two characters, Williamson movingly makes it clear that working-class solidarity traverses borders, race, ethnicity, and religion. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Reema and Caylin live in the same apartment building in Glasgow. Reema recently resettled there after fleeing Syria with her family as refugees, but both Reema and Caylin are struggling: to make friends, to help their families, and to fit in. Read full book review >
POWER TO THE PRINCESS by Vita Weinstein Murrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2018

"Brilliant. (Fantasy. 6-13)"
Well-known fairy tales get modern makeovers in this socially conscious compilation. Read full book review >

FAKE BLOOD by Whitney Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A dazzling debut from a new author to watch. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Think vampires have had their day? Gardner's debut graphic novel proves the vein is not completely tapped. Read full book review >
ESCAPE THE UNDERDARK by Matt Forbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A diversion that's neither a critical hit nor a fumble. (Novelty fantasy. 9-13)"
Dungeons & Dragons meets Choose Your Own Adventure in this resurrection of the Endless Quest series. Read full book review >
THE SPLINTERED LIGHT by Ginger Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A beautiful world for patient readers to explore. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Ishmael lives on a dry, barren farm in a drab, gray world. Read full book review >

THE BANDS OF BRAVERY by Shuky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Creative mechanics don't make up for characters without depth or diversity. (Graphic fantasy/novelty. 7-12)"
Translated from the French, this "choose your own adventure" graphic novel follows three boys on their way to knighthood. Read full book review >
SKYWARD by Sally Deng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Exceptional. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This account of women aviators during World War II is distinctive for its presentation. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A deeply patriotic look at how immigrants' application of the American ideals of hard work and perseverance can have lasting effects. (authors' note, illustrator's note) (Collective biography. 8-12)"
The Wallaces and Nowicka take a look at the first members of families who immigrated to the United States and the impacts they have had on our lives and country through minibiographies and bright, illustrated portraits. Read full book review >
THE NEBULA SECRET by Trudi Trueit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Comfortable formula fiction with a scientific twist. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Following his deceased scientist mother's legacy, Cruz Coronado has been selected to attend the Explorer Academy, a school that prepares a diverse group of the brightest young budding scientists "To discover. To innovate. To protect." Read full book review >
CHECK OUT THE LIBRARY WEENIES by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Lots to like but not for the faint of heart. (Short stories. 8-12)"
Beware, the weenies return with 30 new tales to warp your mind and chill your spine. Read full book review >
ROBOTS REVOLT by Dustin Brady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Weak writing and an unbelievable story—game over. (activity) (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A boy battles giant robots to save his kidnapped friend. Read full book review >
THEY CALL ME GÜERO by David Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A valuable, too-brief look at the borderlands. (glossary) (Verse fiction. 10-14)"
Explore the life of a border kid in Bowles' spirited verse novel. 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 >