WHO AM I? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"With full force of knowing right from wrong, readers will jump at the chance to chime in with the repeated admonishment: 'You are a rabbit!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit with a madcap imagination pretends to be many other animals. Read full book review >
FOX AND THE BIKE RIDE by Corey R. Tabor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A fun, free-wheeling romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Passengers on a bicycle-built-for-many get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

SAIL AWAY DRAGON by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Fans of the series will delight in seeing these favorites again, and Girl and Dragon should win some new ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl and a dragon take their sweet friendship on an adventure. Read full book review >
A SMALL BLUE WHALE by Beth Ferry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Amiable but with no surprises, this story about finding friendship makes for a pleasant if not particularly memorable read-aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about finding friends. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Quibbles aside, pastry chefs in the making will be fascinated by this accessible tribute to a true American icon and will be tempted to try the appended cookie recipe. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A chocolate candy bar cannonballing into a possessed mixer. Baking chocolate suddenly going AWOL. These are just a couple of the persistent myths orbiting the origins of America's quintessential dessert: the chocolate chip cookie. Read full book review >

THE 12 SLEIGHS OF CHRISTMAS by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"This will interest kids who love their vehicles, but the text simply doesn't take flight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (2011) moves on to a different kind of vehicle with this rhyming story about the invention of alternative sleighs for Santa's Christmas Eve deliveries. Read full book review >
NAUGHTY CLAUDINE'S CHRISTMAS by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Entertaining and amusing, if not particularly groundbreaking. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl named Claudine tries to misbehave just before Christmas so that Santa won't come into her house to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
PEEP AND EGG by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Another delightful addition to the series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Peep and Egg are back, and this time Egg will not take a bath, in spite of obvious need. Read full book review >
GUM by Nancy Willard
by Nancy Willard, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A clever, polished story whose lively illustrations reinforce the retro theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two white boys ply the gumball machine with their quarters, pursuing the elusive silver racer toy in this picture book. Read full book review >
CITY MOUSE, COUNTRY MOUSE by Maggie Rudy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's always room for another take on a classic, especially when done so well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A new twist on the classic Aesop fable. 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 >
TOMO TAKES FLIGHT by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Homing in on the delight of discovery, Lai's second Tomo book encourages readers to get creative when solving problems. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Tomo and his best friend, Maya, use his great-grandfather's Adventure Journal to solve more problems (Tomo Explores the World, 2016). 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 >