HOW RUDE! by Sarah Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2018

"It's a subtle lesson in politeness, perhaps overshadowed by the lingering mystery at the end. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mole's rudeness abates when his polite friends demonstrate the art of camaraderie and apologies. Read full book review >
LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE by Jessica Courtney-Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"The sense of wonder and awe this artistic board book evokes should not be limited to the Christmas season. (Board book. 2-5)"
The old-fashioned feel of this extra-large board book invites exploration of the natural world. Read full book review >

MOTHER EARTH'S LULLABY by Terry Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"With its undistinguished poetry but warm feelings and appealing paintings, this is an additional choice for some home libraries. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Snuggling families, whether human or animal, are comforting and reassuring presences at bedtime. Read full book review >
PROJECT FLUFFY by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"The Ratso brothers' third outing is good, anthropomorphic fun. (Animal fantasy. 5-9)"
It's Poetry Month—time for the First Annual Peter Rabbit Elementary School Poetry Contest! Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A lovely book that ties the Christmas message of friendship and generosity to the satisfaction of a job well-done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A jolly team of trucks rushes to build a firehouse in time for Christmas. Read full book review >

THE LOST CHRISTMAS by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"An intriguing addition to any collection of seek-and-find children's books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Grandad is at a loss to find his Christmas ornaments before his grandkids arrive. Read full book review >
MEET THE LATKES by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Better stories about Hanukkah abound. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A family of latkes prepares for Hanukkah. Read full book review >
THE SNOWY NAP by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Amiable. (Picture book. 4-7)
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A hedgehog tries to stay awake for winter. Read full book review >
TOMORROW I'LL BE BRAVE by Jessica Hische
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"More projection than inspiration, with nothing to make up for it and fussy lettering to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young animals aspire to admirable traits. Read full book review >
MOON RIVER by Johnny Mercer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A classic song set to modern illustrations for a delightful reminder that friends are with us even in our dreams. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Born from memories of a Southern, rural childhood, these classic lyrics evoke simplicity, dreams, and a shimmering journey with a "huckleberry friend." Read full book review >
HELLO WINTER! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A solid addition to Rotner's seasonal series. Bring on summer. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Rotner follows up her celebrations of spring and autumn with this look at all things winter. Read full book review >
THE POPCORN BOOK by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Readers familiar with this book will delight in a fresher-looking version, but overall and despite good intentions, it does not completely rehabilitate the original's flawed depictions of Indigenous peoples. (sources, resources) (Informational picture book. 5-12)"
Curious, shaggy-haired twins Tony and Tiny learn about the history of popcorn while waiting for a pot of kernels to pop. 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 >