A UNICORN NAMED SPARKLE'S FIRST CHRISTMAS by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Merry and bright. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The joy of giving permeates Lucy's first Christmas with her unicorn in this series third after A New Friend for Sparkle (2017). 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 >

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 >
TOUGH COOKIE by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"This sweet and silly story is about friendship and making the best of what you've got. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A modern twist on "The Gingerbread Man," with Fox chasing the Sugar Cookie Man through Christmastown. Read full book review >
HUNGRY BUNNY by Claudia Rueda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"As sweet as apple pie—though one slice might just be enough. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Bunny's back (Bunny Slopes, 2016), and this time they're hungry. Read full book review >

WHAT CAN A CITIZEN DO? by Dave Eggers
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A disappointing effort that aims high but misses the mark. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Following Her Right Foot (2017), Eggers and Harris team up for a second time to try to answer their timely titular question. Read full book review >
ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY HANUKKAH by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Share this joyous holiday tale of a Jewish immigrant family all year long. (glossary, author's note, illustrator's note, link to latke recipe, sources) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The first night of Hanukkah brings initial disappointment but finally great happiness to the youngest of the family. Read full book review >
MY LITTLE GIFTS by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A nice-enough entry in the Growing Hearts series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl learns the value of giving and receiving gifts. Read full book review >
INTERRUPTING CHICKEN AND THE ELEPHANT OF SURPRISE by David Ezra Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Unsurprisingly good. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A laugh-out-loud follow-up to Stein's 2011 Caldecott honoree, Interrupting Chicken. Read full book review >
HOLES IN THE SKY by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Sweet and comforting. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Trisha looks for signs from her grandmother in the sky but finds them closer than expected. 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 >
JOSIE'S LOST TOOTH by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Readers will feel assured that anxiety is short-lived and friendship endures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Josie, usually the best and first at almost everything, is the last in her class to lose a tooth—and she's determined to change that. 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 >