THE DISCOVERY OF RAMEN by Phil Amara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"A fun read that explores Japanese culture and culinary history—just don't expect a literary tour de force. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A time-traveling red panda gives two American schoolkids a tour of the history of ramen. Read full book review >
HERE WE ARE by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Big ideas ably packed into little, bright packages. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Addressing his infant son about what it means to live on Earth, the author/illustrator offers a mix of planetary facts, quotations, bits of advice, and illustrations. Read full book review >

HACK AND WHACK by Francesca Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Exhausting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Even Vikings need to sleep. Read full book review >
THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An engaging take . (Board book. 2-3)"
The itsy bitsy spider scales the water spout again. Read full book review >
WOULD YOU DARE. . . ? by Min Flyte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Definitely a nail-biter. (Novelty picture book. 4-6)"
A bedroom jungle adventure, with hazards hiding beneath every flap. Read full book review >

BEAR HUG by Susanna Isern
by Susanna Isern, illustrated by Betania Zacarias, translated by Ben Dawlatly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"While the book may have had good intentions, its errors make it one to skip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Protagonist Natuk rescues an abandoned bear cub. Read full book review >
THE SCARY WIND by Pablo  Albo
by Pablo Albo, illustrated by Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"This pair of Spanish friends should find fans in the States. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Are those swirling leaves…or a monster!? Read full book review >
THE FOX AND THE WILD by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"There's lots that appeals: a polite but determined fox, just enough danger, and plenty of colorful art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fox named Fred quests for a life away from his native city. Read full book review >
A SONG FOR SNOW  by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Festive and sprightly, this entry will likely leave listeners wondering what the pair will get up to when spring rolls around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hoot and Peep, the adorable owl siblings, are back, this time in a story that introduces little sister Peep to a new phenomenon: snow. Read full book review >
GAME OF GNOMES by Kristen  Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Enjoyable, though it has the feeling of a retread. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The gnome-filled fun continues in this companion book to Mayer and Horton's charming Go Big or Go Gnome (2017). Read full book review >
WHO AM I? by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"There is no dearth of animal guessing games on the market, but the thoughtful selections and careful crafting of this new one should make it a good home choice and welcome addition to any collection. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
Disassembled animal images make a puzzle for preschoolers. Read full book review >
HOW TO FIND AN ELEPHANT by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Another tribute to imagination from highly creative partners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This tongue-in-cheek text gives instructions on elephant-discovery methods when boredom threatens; the art shows an earnest, but oblivious, child on safari—and camouflaged elephants galore. 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 >