OUR CELEBRACIÓN! by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A splendor for the senses even as it promotes togetherness and teaches a second language. A great addition to any library! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming couplets in English and Spanish offer a language lesson to readers who join multicultural friends at a vibrant neighborhood celebration with music, fireworks, and a fabulous parade. Read full book review >
ECCLESIASTES by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A lovely, quiet interpretation of some of the most famous verses from the Old Testament, one that will last through many seasons. (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
Newbery Medalist Rylant continues her series of simplified Bible verse interpretations with this illustrated version of the familiar "to everything there is a season" text, adapted from the King James version of the book of Ecclesiastes. Read full book review >

LOVELY BEASTS by Kate Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"With its elegant layout, gorgeous illustrations, and thoughtful text, this book presents an interesting and focused subject in an exemplary manner. (further reading) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A larger-than-usual-format picture book reveals a different side to creatures commonly considered dangerous, scary, or creepy. Read full book review >
THIS IS CHRISTMAS by Tom Booth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Perfect for snuggling up with on a cozy Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young chipmunk wonders what Christmas is and sets out to find the answer. Read full book review >
A TUBA CHRISTMAS by Helen L. Wilbur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2018

"A delightful take on nonconformity within a lovingly supportive, musical family. (Picture book. 4-8) "
Ava needs to pick an instrument in order to join in her family's holiday concert, a priority for her family but not for her. Read full book review >

THE PATCHWORK BIKE by Maxine Beneba Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Showcasing the fun to be had in a spare world, this book is just what many of us need right now. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 3-9)"
A daring girl in a desert village enjoys riding her brother's bike made of recycled materials in this unusual picture book by Clarke and political artist Rudd, an Australian import. Read full book review >
MERRY CHRISTMAS, LITTLE ELLIOT by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A treat for fans of the Little Elliot series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Elliot, the white, polka-dot elephant, visits Santa at a New York department store with his friend Mouse. Read full book review >
IF ANIMALS CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A sweet, cozy book to share with young children as Christmas approaches. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Over a dozen types of animal families show how they would celebrate this holiday season. Read full book review >
NIGHT JOB by Karen Hesse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An endearing story conveying a satisfying sense of a job well done. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy accompanies his single-parent father to his evening job as the custodian at a large middle school in this serene, evocative story. Read full book review >
THE DAM by David Almond
Kirkus Star
by David Almond, illustrated by Levi Pinfold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"With its every detail—its masterful illustrations, its landscape format, and the elegant text that offers readers a way to see the promise of new life from what has been destroyed—this book triumphs. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this picture book based on a true story, a father and daughter pay homage to the valley that will be flooded when a dam under construction is completed. Read full book review >
ANNA AT THE ART MUSEUM by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Clever and endearing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Anna, a spirited girl of about 3, exhibits many of the symptoms of boredom—until a museum guard gives her and her mother a special opportunity. Read full book review >
A BOY AND A HOUSE by Maja Kastelic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Young and old alike will enjoy pondering what messages lurk in—and spill from—this captivating journey from street to sky, dark to light, solitude to companionship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy follows a cat through an unfamiliar apartment. 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 >