SOCCER SCHOOL by Alex Bellos
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Red card it. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Bellos and Lyttleton team up to create the ultimate school, one in which every subject from biology to zoology is focused through the world of soccer. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"Avoid. (Paranormal adventure. 10-12)"
A 13-year-old New Jersey girl struggling with her painting finds inspiration in magical visions of a Holocaust victim. Read full book review >

JANE AUSTEN by Manuela Santoni
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A lovely, quick read. (biographical notes, timeline) (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of a keen mind must be in want of a husband…. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A serviceable introduction. (color photos, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This collection profiles both famous and lesser-known American inventors, entrepreneurs, and scientists from the 18th century to the present day, covering the social and historical contexts of their work. Read full book review >
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 >

Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Comprehensively mistitled but worth considering for its unusual angles, or at least as a replacement for the previous edition. (glossary and index not seen) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A view of human history from the Big Bang to experimental lab-grown meat. Read full book review >
DEAR SISTER by Alison McGhee
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Dear indeed for preteens facing big changes and adults with fond memories. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
Over the years, a boy's letters to his younger sister reveal his changing impressions of her and their relationship in this epistolary graphic novel. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"The cliffhanger ending leaves the portal open for a sequel; with luck, readers won't have to wait long for Book 2. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Griffin Fenn and his father, Philip, enjoy a quiet life looking after a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Read full book review >
UTOMIA by Caitlin Scholl
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A cluttered and confusing start to a new animal-fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Laoch, a 14-year-old Iguana, is training to be a Master Grower, but the rebellious Lizard would rather be an inventor and leave his village of Talamh for the city of Utomia. Read full book review >
WE TRAVEL SO FAR by Laura  Knowles
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"Let this one pass you by. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
While taking readers around the world, this book discusses various species' migrations. Read full book review >
THE BIGFOOT FILES by Lindsay Eagar
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Unlike the elusive Bigfoot, there is little left to the imagination in this quirky mother-daughter story for studious readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A skeptical middle schooler gets more than she bargained for in her own search for Bigfoot. Read full book review >
OTHERWOOD by Pete Hautman
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An intensely atmospheric ghost story and elegy for a vanished world: spellbinding. (author's note) (Paranormal adventure. 8-12)"
Stuey and his best friend, Elly Rose, both 9, share a birthday and love of the wild woods until a discovery rips them apart, landing each in a world from which the other has disappeared. 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 >