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P IS FOR PTERODACTYL by Raj Haldar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Though perhaps more playful than practical, the concept will help new readers and new English language learners conquer some of the more peculiar aspects of our language. (Picture book. 7-12)Read full book review >
BOLD & BRAVE by Kirsten Gillibrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018
"Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?" Inez Milholland's 100-year-old question lingers. (timeline) (Informational picture book. 7-12)Read full book review >

LITTLE DREAMERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Another volume to enrich every household, school, and library and inspire another generation of dreamers. (further resources, sources, glossary) (Collective biography. 9-13)Read full book review >
PETE THE CAT'S 12 GROOVY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018
Pete's fans might find it groovy; anyone else has plenty of other "12 Days of Christmas" variants to choose among. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
TOMORROW I'LL BE BRAVE by Jessica Hische
by Jessica Hische, illustrated by Jessica Hische

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
More projection than inspiration, with nothing to make up for it and fussy lettering to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >

THE SNOWY NAP by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
Amiable. (Picture book. 4-7)
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CAN I BE YOUR DOG? by Troy Cummings
by Troy Cummings, illustrated by Troy Cummings

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018
Persuasive writing by a persistently pleasing pooch. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
A lovely book that ties the Christmas message of friendship and generosity to the satisfaction of a job well-done. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
GRENADE by Alan Gratz

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
Intense and fast-paced, this is a compelling, dark, yet ultimately heartening wartime story. (maps, historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
CARMELA FULL OF WISHES by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
It's another near-perfect slice of life from a duo that has found a way to spotlight underrepresented children without forgetting that they are children first. (Picture book. 3-8)Read full book review >
QUIET by Tomie dePaola
Kirkus Star
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
A lovely, simple reminder to pause and notice this life. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
ELBOW GREASE by John Cena
by John Cena, illustrated by Howard McWilliam

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
Visual fun overrides textual inadequacies, making this an enjoyable read with an inarguably valuable message. (Picture book. 4-7)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 >