BLOB by Joy Sorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A morality tale whose moral may go missing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Life is a bowl of cherries when you are voted the ugliest animal in the world—until next year's contest. Read full book review >
THE AMAZING ANIMAL ATLAS by Nick Crumpton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Too limited for reference but easy on the eyes and well-suited for browsing and sharing with younger animal lovers. (index) (Picture atlas. 5-8)"
A select gallery of world wildlife, grouped geographically. Read full book review >

THIS WAY, THAT WAY by Antonio Ladrillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Elegantly simple in design, but as for content, less is definitely less. (Novelty. 2-4)"
Using vertical and diagonal creases to bend the pages, readers can transform circles and other geometric shapes in this wordless concept book. Read full book review >
EDMOND: THE THING by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"We were all strangers, once, so howdy, stranger. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The arrival of a stranger—"the Thing"—roils the placid waters of Edmond the Squirrel and George Owl's day. Read full book review >
THREE BALLS OF WOOL by Henriqueta  Cristina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A timely story of refugees and the strength of individuality over conformity. (foreword, maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
For political refugees, bringing something from the old country, even something as simple as color, is a way of remembering and retaining roots. Read full book review >

PIGÍN OF HOWTH by Kathleen  Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Genuinely whimsical. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Three adventures of the gentlemanly Irish pig Pigín. Read full book review >
IN THE WOODS by Thereza Rowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"It's not the most original of plots and somewhat lacking in substance, but the message is clear: true friendship can overcome any obstacle. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's springtime in the woods, and all the animals are buzzing with excitement for the wedding of Red the fox. Read full book review >
FRANKLIN'S FLYING BOOKSHOP by Jen Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Overall, there isn't a lot of spark in this dragon bookmobile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Franklin the dragon loves stories and wants to share them by reading out loud. Read full book review >
MING AND HER POPPY by Deirdre Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Lovely and quiet, this is a book to savor again and again. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Following Ming Goes to School (2016), the little girl is back for another subtle journey through the year's seasons. Read full book review >
IF PICASSO PAINTED A SNOWMAN by Amy  Newbold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A playful introduction to various art movements, albeit a narrow one with weak backmatter. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A range of art styles is explored in this picture book that invites readers to imagine how various artists would paint a snowman. Read full book review >
SANTA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Fans of the T. Rex series and all dinosaur devotees will enjoy this merry celebration. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Idle continues her series about a sister and brother and their dinosaur friends (Sea Rex, 2015, etc.) with a tongue-in-cheek manual on how to prepare for the Christmas holiday. Read full book review >
IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Surely adult and child pairs reading this together will find ways to mimic the animals' ways of expressing their love: blowing bubbles and splashing in the tub, a boa-like 'squish-hugging squeeze,' and playful wrestling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Paul and Walker team up again to present the youngest listeners with an "I love you" book. 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 >