MOUSE by Zebo  Ludvicek
by Zebo Ludvicek, illustrated by Zebo Ludvicek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"This is less of an abecedary and more of an art lesson exploring the changing of shapes piece by piece. Give it an M for Mercurial. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is it possible for a mouse and the letter M to become friends? Read full book review >
MY LAZY CAT by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A fine and restful 'nothing.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
Fat cat Boomer shows the way to a perfect day. Read full book review >

GOLDENLOCKS AND THE THREE PIRATES by April Jones Prince
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Arr-guably the best pirate fairy tale to sail the seven storytimes. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who dares board a most worthy sea vessel when its inhabitants are out? Best be looking for the telltale golden hair. Read full book review >
THE BOY AND THE WHALE by Mordicai Gerstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Bravo for a courageous boy's achievement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy defies his father's warning and rescues a whale tangled in their sole fishing net. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE CHICK by Wendy Hartmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2017

"A definite hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A South African import with echoes of "Chicken Little" and other absurd chain-of-events tales. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >