OPERATION RESCUE DOG by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A very accessible story that will strike a chord with pet lovers and military families. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alma and her abuela get a rescue dog as a surprise for her mother's return from Iraq. Read full book review >
HUSH HUSH, FOREST by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A soothing and superb story to read to nature lovers at bedtime. (Picture book. 3-7)<"
This nature-themed picture book brings readers through autumn and just into winter. Read full book review >

OUR CELEBRACIÓN! by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A splendor for the senses even as it promotes togetherness and teaches a second language. A great addition to any library! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming couplets in English and Spanish offer a language lesson to readers who join multicultural friends at a vibrant neighborhood celebration with music, fireworks, and a fabulous parade. Read full book review >
GALÁPAGOS GIRL/GALAPAGUEÑA by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A timely lesson of conservation that will get kids looking at the wildlife around them and saying, 'We will not forget you. And we will keep you safe.' (author's note, Galápagos facts, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Valentina is born a Galápagos girl, a galapagueña, and experiences the joy of growing up among the unique wildlife the Galápagos have to offer. Read full book review >
KICK IT, MO! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Simple in its storytelling, strong in its diversity, this is an entertaining as well as enlightening read. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Continuing his already-beloved Geisel Award-winning series, Adler brings Mo Jackson and the family to the soccer field, where overzealous Mo must hone his skills in order to perform at the big game. Read full book review >

BUGS DON'T HUG by Heather L. Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A thoroughly amusing way to introduce kids to bug behavior. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Are bugs good parents? Read full book review >
WILD ORCA by Brenda Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An informative and entertaining introduction to this intriguing endangered species. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl named Mia is the main character of this story about orcas living in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. Read full book review >
THIS IS CHRISTMAS by Tom Booth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Perfect for snuggling up with on a cozy Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young chipmunk wonders what Christmas is and sets out to find the answer. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS TREE WHO LOVED TRAINS by Annie Silvestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Fir-Tree,' this story of friendship will warm children's hearts. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A solitary pine tree on the outskirts of a tree farm enjoys her place near the tracks, where she can hear trains roar past. Read full book review >
CITY by Ingela P. Arrhenius
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Ideal for young listeners and beginning readers who are making their first word associations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Another oversized picture book by Swedish artist Arrhenius (Main Street Magic, 2017; Animals, 2016) introduces very young children to the sights and colors of the city. Read full book review >
WHEN GOD GAVE US WORDS by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"The gift of language becomes relevant and real in this original tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When God gives language to people, the angels strongly object, convinced "people will not know what to do with words." Read full book review >
TIME FOR BED, MIYUKI by Roxane Marie Galliez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A gentle story about bedtime that sweetly captures the importance of nature, family, and childhood in Japanese culture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this French import, eye-catching, detailed artwork illuminates a sweet story about a girl, her grandfather, and an elusive bedtime. 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 >