CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"This posthumously published bilingual collection will be welcomed by Alarcón's many admirers. (illustrator's note, introduction) (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Set within a loose mythological framework, each poem is partnered with a day of the week, playing with its etymology in both Spanish and English. Read full book review >
OPPOSITE THINGS  by Quarto Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Appealingly playful. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Little Mouse introduces little ones to various opposites in this lift-the-flap offering. Read full book review >

ONCE UPON A JUNGLE by Laura  Knowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"The heart of an ecosystem has never been better presented for young readers. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A jungle ecosystem is described in words and pictures in this picture book. Read full book review >
HIC! by Anushka Ravishankar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little South Asian girl in a dress and pigtails desperately tries to rid herself of the hiccups. Read full book review >
BRER RABBIT RETOLD by Arthur Flowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A lavishly illustrated art book with a self-indulgent purpose that may appeal to adults but misses the mark for children's literature. (Picture book/folk tales. 5-10, adult)"
A successful reclamation project—or one that adds to an already-problematic literary history? Read full book review >

LIFE ON EARTH: DINOSAURS by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A little technical for very first encounters, but both the content and the interactive presentation will absorb younger fans of dinosaurs or natural science in general. (Informational novelty. 4-7)"
Cartoon portraits of ancient creatures and the modern scientists who study them illustrate a lift-the-flap dino Q-and-A. Read full book review >
AN INDIAN BEACH by Joëlle Jolivet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A literal as well as figurative round that cinematically captures a sense of daily rhythms at this popular gathering place. (diagram of display options) (Novelty. 5-7)"
Observations of hustle and bustle on both sides of a beach's waterline. Read full book review >
WHEN PLANET EARTH WAS NEW by James Gladstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A dramatic demonstration of geologic time for thoughtful readers and listeners. (glossary, author's note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Over billions of years of history, Earth has undergone amazing changes. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU HIDING, GOD? by Elisabeth  Zartl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"While the message that God is all around, especially in nature, is clear, other books have made that point much more clearly and beautifully; Kathy-jo Wargin's series of seasonal alphabet books comes to mind. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
A young girl learns to find God in the smallest of things. Read full book review >
NO ONE ELSE LIKE YOU by Siska Goeminne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"A joyous and realistic commemoration of the strengths and weaknesses of the human race. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Humanity's diversity is celebrated in this poetic exploration from Belgium of the many ways the world's 7 billion people carry out their lives. Read full book review >
IT TAKES A VILLAGE by Hillary Rodham Clinton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"The book reaches for inspiring but stalls out at bland. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Although it shares a title with Clinton's 1996 work calling for a social commitment to children's welfare, this picture book offers just 16 sentences spread over 40 pages illustrated with Frazee's customarily humanistic detail. Read full book review >
ABC POP-UP by Courtney Watson  McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Easy on the eyes, but more a showcase for collectors than a teaching tool. (Pop-up alphabet. 4-6, adult)"
A small alphabet of pop-up shapes, tidily packaged in a slipcase. 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 >