PEEK AND SEEK by Violet Peto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Fun as a peekaboo, but the language and natural history alike are both shoddy. (Informational novelty. 2-5)"
Large fold-out flaps open to transform a set of seemingly empty scenes into landscapes teeming with wildlife. Read full book review >
HORSE TALES by Molly Fehr
by Molly Fehr, illustrated by Molly Fehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Though the book's flaps are overambitious, horse lovers will be champing at the bit to meet these new farm friends. (Board book. 2-4)"
Meet various horses and hear their stories in this lift-the-flap ode to all things equine. Read full book review >

BREAD LAB! by Kim Binczewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A fun way to introduce food science and bread making to young readers. (facts, recipe, note, further resources) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Iris spends the day with her aunt Mary, who teaches her how to make whole-wheat sourdough bread from starter. 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 >
ODE TO AN ONION by Alexandria Giardino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Read for a sweet story about the creative process (but not for information about Neruda). (Picture book. 5-8)"
The author imagines the day when the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was inspired to write an ode to an onion. Read full book review >

OWL LOVE YOU by Matthew Heroux
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Sweet if not essential. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Under Mama Owl's guidance, Baby Owl learns all the secrets and joys of the night. Read full book review >
SLEEPY, THE GOODNIGHT BUDDY by Drew Daywalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Bedtime-bookshelf fodder. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Will a goodnight buddy help restless Roderick fall asleep? Read full book review >
OLIVER by Josh Crute
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A gentle reminder that runners-up are important, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Oliver, a giant sequoia tree, works hard but unsuccessfully to become the largest living thing on Earth, until he realizes that he is part of something even larger. Read full book review >
ME AND MY FEAR by Francesca Sanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A universal book that can be used to explain fear to readers and give empathy to those in a new environment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this companion to The Journey (2017), Sanna reminds readers that the journey for refugees is far from over even after they find a new home. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LITTLE BROWN BAT by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A simple but effective appreciation. (author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
The activities of a young brown bat over his first summer on his own serve as introduction to the most widespread bat species in the U.S. Read full book review >
LEO GETS A CHECKUP by Anna McQuinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A helpful way to prepare toddlers for a visit to the doctor with a character who's easy to love. (Picture book. 1-3)"
In this episode in the life of toddler Leo, younger brother to Lola (Lola Reads to Leo, 2012, etc.), his parents take him to the doctor's office for a checkup. Read full book review >
LIGHTS, CAMERA, CARMEN! by Anika Denise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Carmen's moxie still charms, even when Eduardo is stealing the show. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dramatic triple threat-in-training Carmen returns in another story of sibling love and sharing the spotlight. 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 >