I AM PEACE by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A gentle, helpful tool for cultivating kid mindfulness. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-9)"
Yoga instructor Verde and illustrator Reynolds reunite (I Am Yoga, 2015) in this introduction to mindfulness featuring a worried child who focuses on the moment. Read full book review >
A BOY, A MOUSE, AND A SPIDER by Barbara Herkert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A stunner—radiant even. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The story of how E.B. White came to write two of his three classic children's books. Read full book review >

GO WELL, ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Readers will be thrilled to discover the next book in the series is already available. (Fiction. 5-9)"
This sixth installment of the Anna Hibiscus series finds Anna leaving the big white house in the city where she lives with her extended family to experience life in Grandfather's rural village. Read full book review >
WELCOME HOME, ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"More Anna Hibiscus stories are certainly most welcome! (Fiction. 5-9)"
As the title indicates, Anna Hibiscus returns home to Africa from her visit with her Canadian family. Read full book review >
LOVE FROM ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An empathetic look at hard problems, beautifully modulated for chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 5-9)"
In typical gentle style, the seventh book in the Anna Hibiscus series provides a glimpse into the problems of an inequitable system. Read full book review >

YOU'RE AMAZING, ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Be prepared. Readers say farewell to Anna Hibiscus as tears 'drop off the corners of her smile.' (Fiction. 5-9)"
The importance of family during difficult times permeates the final book in the Anna Hibiscus series. Read full book review >
IT STARTS WITH A SEED by Laura  Knowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"No hype here: understated enchantment. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Spare, rhyming text and detailed artwork inform readers about the life cycle of a sycamore tree, from seed to maturity—and its role in the ecosystem. Read full book review >
CAO CHONG WEIGHS AN ELEPHANT by Songju Ma Daemicke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Nicely produced and balanced in its instructive approach. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a giant elephant arrives as a birthday present for the prime minister of Han, his 6-year-old prodigy son, Cao Chong, orchestrates a plan to measure the beast's weight. Read full book review >
LIVING THINGS AND NONLIVING THINGS by Kevin Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Spectacular photography enriches a simple, thoughtful text. (glossary, extended research section, checklists) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A multitude of photographs accompany bold, simple text, teaching rudimentary ideas of differentiating what's living and what's not—and noting that it's not as simple as it may seem. Read full book review >
THE BUILDING BOY by Ross Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Sad and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little white boy completes Grandma's dream house with a hammer and a bit of magic. Read full book review >
NO ONE ELSE LIKE YOU by Siska Goeminne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"A joyous and realistic commemoration of the strengths and weaknesses of the human race. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Humanity's diversity is celebrated in this poetic exploration from Belgium of the many ways the world's 7 billion people carry out their lives. Read full book review >
FROM FAR AWAY by Robert Munsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A sad, challenging, and ultimately hopeful real-life story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Seven-year-old Saoussan writes a letter to her reading buddy explaining how she left her war-torn country and what life in a new country has been like. 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 >