THE CALL OF THE SWAMP by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2017

"A melancholy contemporary folk tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An Italian import confronts questions of identity, belonging, and family. Read full book review >
I'M JUST NO GOOD AT RHYMING by Chris Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"The inspired and inspiring sense of play knows no bounds. (Poetry. 5-12)"
A frolicking romp through the zany world of nonsense verse. Read full book review >

I HAVE A BALLOON by Ariel Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"With an open-ended, wordless conclusion inviting predictions and possibilities, this tightly paced narrative soars above its message-driven counterparts. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bernstein's debut featuring an owl holding a balloon begins with a spoiler alert on the jacket flap: "This is NOT a book about sharing." Read full book review >
TURTLE TROUBLE by Rick DeDonato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A buzzworthy introduction to insects that may get kids outside looking at the bugs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In their third outing, Pipsie and her best bud, Alfred Z. Turtle, solve the mystery of what might have caused Alfred to be sticky and smelly and have a red, sore bump on his foot after a morning outing at the park. Read full book review >
HENNY, PENNY, LENNY, DENNY, AND MIKE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Budding aquaculturists will enjoy this tale of friendship from a fish-eye view. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Aquarium life is anything but boring…it's "FAB!" Read full book review >

BUMPETY, DUNKETY, THUMPETY-THUMP! by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This winning read-aloud should encourage multiple recitations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of blueberry picking and all it entails is experienced in a jaunty, rollicking romp. Read full book review >
MY NEW BIG-KID BED by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A big-time missed opportunity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fears of a new bed can be complicated when a dinosaur's added to the mix. Read full book review >
THE LITTLEST TRAIN by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A modern-day book with a classic feel that is delicately flavored with a sweet undercurrent of everyday compassion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bildungsroman for the toy locomotive set. Read full book review >
STILL STUCK by Shinsuke  Yoshitake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This hilarious, inspirational, and infinitely familiar story about greeting life's inconveniences with good humor will make adults and children alike giggle. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A child dreams of conquering the world even when clothing proves tricky in this Japanese story translated into English. Read full book review >
LES & RONNIE STEP OUT by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This odd couple doesn't need any lessons on friendship, though perhaps they could use some pointers on safe skateboarding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Type-A personality learns to walk in someone else's shoes (literally!) after an accident. Read full book review >
BOBBY'S GOT A BRAND-NEW CAR by Zidrou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"In need of some fine-tuning. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A kid loves his car. Read full book review >
ROBINSON by Peter Sís
Kirkus Star
by Peter Sís, illustrated by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An enchanting love letter to the magic of childhood and the fertile relationship between good literature and young readers' imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sís takes readers on a journey to a Slumberland-esque island that reinforces the joys of storytelling and would make Winsor McCay's Little Nemo proud. 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 >