MONSTROUS DEVICES by Damien Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A well-knit debut generously stocked with chills, thrills, and chancy exploits. (Horror/suspense/fantasy. 12-14)"
A young British teenager's ordinary world takes a sudden spin to the dark side with the arrival of an antique toy robot that turns out to conceal a terrible, and terrifying, power. Read full book review >
LAFAYETTE! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Fans of history, Hamilton, and/or Hale's previous entries will be clamoring for this latest volume. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
The eighth entry in Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales tackles the early life of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

HOW WE GOT TO NOW by Steven Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Altogether, a fine exploration of technologies emerging over the eons and their remarkable interconnectedness. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Beginning with ideas that emerged thousands of years ago, Johnson tracks a series of innovations that led world culture to where it is now. Read full book review >
THE NO-GOOD NINE by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A tongue-in-cheek romp with currently topical overtones. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Nine (or thereabouts) Depression-era Naughty Listers set out to petition Santa for toys rather than coal in their stockings. Read full book review >
SIF AND THE DWARFS' TREASURES by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Despite unevenness, strong humor (from puns to Loki's shenanigans) and hints at deeper frost giant machinations keep the series moving. (further reading, glossary) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Loki cuts Sif's hair in this spin on the Norse myth set at Asgard Academy, first introduced in Freya and the Magic Jewel (2018). Read full book review >

ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Graphic storytelling at its most powerful. (Graphic fiction. 8-14) "
A young Syrian refugee tries to flee the horrors of war in this Danish import. Read full book review >
THE RENAISSANCE ARTISTS by Diane C. Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A conscientious examination of the subject that encourages critical thinking, application, and broad perspective. (resources) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Five famous artists of the Renaissance—Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian—are introduced in a format aimed at getting young readers to think. Read full book review >
SOMETHING ROTTEN by Heather L. Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"There's nothing rotten about this book—it's a keeper. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The discoveries that arise from our flattened fauna will amaze you! Read full book review >
OGRE ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Longtime fans and new readers alike will devour this. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When 15-year-old healer Evie rejects her best friend's marriage proposal in front of the fairy Lucinda, she unknowingly sets off a kingdomwide chain of events that will shape the course of Kyrrian history. Read full book review >
MIRACULOUS MIRANDA by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Warm, smart, and completely lovable: Miranda. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Miranda's teacher tells her that all she needs is an imagination to make miracles happen, she begins trying to make the ordinary extraordinary. Read full book review >
THE SEASON OF STYX MALONE by Kekla Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Heartening and hopeful, a love letter to black male youth grasping the desires within them, absorbing the worlds around them, striving to be more otherwise than ordinary. Please share. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cooler-than-cool newcomer Styx Malone takes the more-sheltered brothers Caleb and Bobby Gene on a mischievous, path-altering, summer adventure of a lifetime as they embrace the extraordinary possibilities beyond the everyday in rural Indiana. Read full book review >
THE GUGGENHEIM MYSTERY by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Fast-paced, suspenseful, but never scary, a middle-grade mystery with a singular voice and a welcome continuation of the Sparks' adventures. (Mystery. 8-12)"
A clever junior detective must solve an art heist in this New York City-set sequel to the late Siobhan Dowd's London Eye Mystery (2008). 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 >