A SURPRISE FOR MRS. TORTOISE  by Paula  Merlán
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's a little roundabout, but this friendship tale gets there in the end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Mrs. Tortoise discovers wrinkles. It doesn't make her day. Read full book review >
NO WATER NO BREAD  by Luis Amavisca
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Empowering in its simplicity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A barbed-wire fence separates two communities—one ocher and one blue, each needing something the other has in abundance. Read full book review >

WHAT DO GROWN-UPS DO ALL DAY? by Amy Visram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"With its wide range of jobs and commendable gender balance, this will have a place in classrooms despite the rather odd language. (Informational picture book. 3-9)"
The unnamed and unseen narrator in this German import introduces readers to the jobs of 30 family members and friends. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC IN A YEAR by Frank Boylan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers would be better served by simply going outside to experience the seasons themselves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl celebrates the months and seasons of the year. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE FIRE TRUCK by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A deserving if not divine little book, worthy of its pint-sized enthusiasts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Clearly The Little Dump Truck (2009) and The Little School Bus (2014) were just the prelude to Cuyler and Kolar's most ambitious project yet. Read full book review >

FROM THE STARS IN THE SKY TO THE FISH IN THE SEA by Kai Cheng  Thom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A relevant tale of love and acceptance that can find a home in any children's collection. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fantasy-inspired story of gender and identity told by trans writer Thom. Read full book review >
MAKE A FACE by Ricardo  Alegria
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers will make faces, but they'll be faces of confusion and disappointment. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Zany moods abound in Alegria and Kuvarzina's picture book. Read full book review >
COCO by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"De la Peña wonderfully expresses the impact of music on the soul, and Ramírez's bright, expressive watercolor illustrations underscore the poetic prose style perfectly. ¡Que viva La Música! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Miguel loves music and wants to be a musician more than anything, but his family prohibits him from pursuing his greatest love. Read full book review >
BIRDS by Shirley  Raines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A sturdy and versatile curriculum companion. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This square-format book consists of 13 spreads, each with a full-page close-up photograph of a common American species of bird. Read full book review >
DRAW THE LINE by Kathryn  Otoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A simple, beautiful concept whose reach grows with each rereading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wordless musing on the nature of disagreements and friendship. Read full book review >
CINDERELLA AND THE FURRY SLIPPERS by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Cinderella joins Elizabeth in advocating for girl power. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A feminist version of "Cinderella" to suit fans of Robert Munsch's The Paper-Bag Princess (1980). Read full book review >
QUEEN OF THE HANUKKAH DOSAS by Pamela Ehrenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A delightful culinary adventure celebrates traditional Indian food as part of a Jewish holiday. (recipes) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hanukkah can be celebrated in many different and delicious ways. 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 >