KID START-UP by Mark Cuban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Business 101—simple, with a good measure of excitement and motivational verve. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Tools for becoming an entrepreneur, a kid entrepreneur. Read full book review >
WHERE THE WOODS END by Charlotte Salter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Deliciously shivery. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
"The endless forest was as dark as the back of a wolf's throat." So begins this terrifying tale of bravery, magic, and lies. Read full book review >

THE LAND OF NEVERENDINGS by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"An imaginative, magical story ideal for kids experiencing loss. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A grieving girl finds herself slipping into an imaginary world. Read full book review >
FINDING LANGSTON by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A fascinating work of historical fiction that showcases a well-developed, likable protagonist and presents Cline-Ransome at her best. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A Great Migration novella with a vivid, believable protagonist. Read full book review >
RULES OF THE RUFF by Heidi Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A thoughtful and fast-paced story that should appeal to dog lovers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Spending the summer with her bad-tempered aunt and her family is proving to be a trial for 12-year-old Jessie now that her slightly older cousin, Ann, has an unpleasantly self-centered new friend, Loralee. Read full book review >

FINDING ESME by Suzanne Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Crowley's a promising writer, but the story doesn't land. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl from small-town Texas finds dinosaur bones that might save the family farm. Read full book review >
MYSTERY IN THE MANSION by Lauren Magaziner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Mildly amusing, though a sudoku book might be a better investment. (Adventure. 8-12)"
The "choose your own adventure" genre gets another reboot in Magaziner's (Wizardmatch, 2018) newest. Read full book review >
SO DONE by Paula Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Chase's middle-grade debut dazzles in its exploration of the complicated lives of two very different young black girls in language that will meet its primary audience of black girl readers in their hearts. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Metai Johnson and Jamila Phillips have been inseparable since they were toddlers, but now the pressures of hard secrets and new friends threaten to sever their friendship in the wake of a summer apart. Read full book review >
WHEN A GHOST TALKS, LISTEN by Tim Tingle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A great introduction to Native American history that's not too heavy for its young audience and is a solid read in its own right. (map, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Narrated by Isaac, a Choctaw boy who was killed while walking the Trail of Tears in 1830, this quick-paced novel sheds light on forgotten histories. Read full book review >
ONIBI by Atelier Sento
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A must for anyone intrigued by the hidden spirit world and how it crosses over into ours. (maps, glossary) (Graphic fantasy. 10-14)
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A couple of foreign travelers search for ghosts and spirits in the countryside of Japan. Read full book review >
LITTLE AMISH LIZZIE by Linda Byler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Diversity that could be nostalgically attractive yet is specific to now. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Vignettes of the daily life of 5-year-old Lizzie and her family provide a mirror and window into Amish life from the perspective of a very young child. Read full book review >
ANCIENT WARRIORS by Iris Volant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Glitches notwithstanding, this is worth a second look. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Beginning in the Bronze Age, readers will take an international trip to learn about the weapons, leaders, and historically famous battles that shaped civilizations and the paths of history. 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 >