STAND TOGETHER AGAINST BULLYING by Sophia Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Didactic it may be, but until our schools are bully-free, this provides kids an easy way to remember to STAND together and be kind. (Informational early reader. 4-10)"
One of a line of character-building titles, this focuses on standing up to people who are bullying others. Read full book review >
CHANGERS by T. Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Fast-paced and wonderfully, forcefully loud about privilege—but, premise aside, this explores discrimination more than identity. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A Changer never returns to their childhood name and body; for adulthood, they choose one of the identities they've experienced serially during high school. Read full book review >

A PROMISE STITCHED IN TIME by Colleen Kosinski
CHILDREN'S
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
CHILDREN'S
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 >
INVENTORS, MAKERS, BARRIER BREAKERS by Pendred Noyce
CHILDREN'S
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 >

THE FLIGHT OF MR. FINCH by Thomas Baas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Adult characters, a plot with limited child appeal, and use of stereotype may keep this import, originally published in French, from flying high in the U.S. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A man loses his pet bird and finds a new friend when a magical plant temporarily transforms his urban neighborhood into a dense jungle. Read full book review >
MAGIC MOON by Shirley  Moulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 16, 2017

"Uneven but could get kids thinking about ways to safeguard the environment."
Fifth in a series, this children's chapter book finds practical and fanciful ways to promote environmentalism. Read full book review >
MAGIC MOON by Shirley  Moulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2017

"Sometimes rough around the edges but an imaginative illustration of emotional intelligence."
Magic Moon deals with bullies in his world, and camp counselors do the same on Earth in this fourth installment of a series. Read full book review >
MAGIC MOON by Shirley  Moulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2017

"A brave and canny heroine stands out in this portal adventure."
In this third installment of a series, a young girl leads a family in a dying world to safety in her own realm through a magic portal. Read full book review >
MAGIC MOON by Shirley  Moulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Warm and cozy, wearing its lessons lightly."
A young girl seeks out the Magic Moon to help her sad brother in Moulton's second picture book in a series. Read full book review >
MAGIC MOON by Shirley  Moulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2014

"A message book with a bit of mystery."
A young boy climbs a mountain to the Magic Moon in this children's picture book. Read full book review >
TEN HUNGRY TURKEYS by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A side dish at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ten turkeys invited to a Thursday luncheon decide, one by one, that attending might not be such a great idea. 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 >