WALTZ OF THE SNOWFLAKES by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Graphic panels are the perfect presentation format for a favorite ballet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Nutcracker casts its enchantment in this wordless picture book. Read full book review >
ZIGZAG ZOOBORNS! by Andrew Bleiman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A striking, beautiful, and clearly focused bundle of cute. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Newborn animals in zoos and aquariums across the world are welcomed in this photographic exhibit meant to draw attention to the important conservation role these organizations maintain for many endangered species. Read full book review >

LITTLE IFFY LEARNS TO FLY by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Friendship and supportive verbal encouragement help overcome fearful resistance in this pleasant if not especially remarkable tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Learning to fly is a scary idea for Little Iffy, who is a "bitty griffin…part lion and part eagle." Read full book review >
FOLLOW THE TRACK ALL THE WAY BACK by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"All aboard for a great storytime pick. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Train follows Mommy and Daddy Train's advice to return safely after his first solo journey. Read full book review >
SNICKERDOODLE TAKES THE CAKE by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Though Snickerdoodle fails to resist gluttony with either cake, this remains a realistic look at problem-solving and making things right. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young chinchilla who just can't resist temptation comes up with a way to make amends. Read full book review >

I WISH I WAS A LION by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Serviceable but nothing to roar about. (Informational early reader. 5-9)"
Can the venerable I Can Read line attract beginning readers with facts? Read full book review >
MERRY CHRISTMAS, PEANUT! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Adults might find Peanut's cheery, repetitive catchphrase annoying, but kids will likely eat this up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Border continues his food-as-characters shtick with this Christmas tale about a family of peanuts celebrating the holiday together. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Emma Randall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A tip of the hat to this delightful rendition of an old song, updated with memorable illustrations and a modern cast of characters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This handsome rendition of the classic holiday song features a striking black cover with a folk-art-style floral border and the title in gold letters. Read full book review >
A WORLD OF COOKIES FOR SANTA by M.E. Furman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A delightful introduction to a popular Christmas treat and traditions around the world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Cookies are set out for Santa on Christmas Eve in many countries around the world, described in this collection that includes recipes. Read full book review >
MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL by Malala Yousafzai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An inspiring introduction to the young Nobel Peace Prize winner and a useful conversation starter. (Picture book/memoir. 5-8)"
The latest of many picture books about the young heroine from Pakistan, this one is narrated by Malala herself, with a frame that is accessible to young readers. Read full book review >
TRUCKS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Put the pedal to the metal and track down these trucks for your favorite back-seat drivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Staake and Stein keep on truckin' when madcap tomfoolery and heavy machinery go hand in hand. Read full book review >
THE LUMBERJACK'S BEARD by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good addition to the growing shelf of facial-hair fables; themes of conservation and friendship are a plus. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jim Hickory, a lumberjack with a guilty conscience, opens his beard to a trio of forest refugees. 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 >