THE NEW KID by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Combining inviting storytelling with a warm message of friendship and accountability, this entry is a welcome addition to a pretty near perfect series for independent readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
English and Freeman's Carver Chronicles kids make the acquaintance of a mysterious and self-assured new kid in town. All goes awry when a prized bike goes missing. Read full book review >
THE CRIMS by Kate Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Jolly good criminal fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Imogen's plan to become head girl at Lilyworth Ladies' College is sabotaged when she's exposed as belonging to a (singularly inept) crime family; to overturn her expulsion, she must prove they were framed for a heist they're proud of. Read full book review >

NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE by Zoe Waring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Yep, a kiss is a mighty powerful thing to combat loneliness and exclusion. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Poor Porcupine longs for some physical affection. Won't anyone give him a hug? Read full book review >
CLICK, CLACK, MOO I LOVE YOU! by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A lesson in diversity and making people welcome that starts kids off on the right foot in these rough, divided times. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little diversity goes a long way toward getting the party started in this latest farm tale from Cronin and Lewis. Read full book review >
100 THINGS I LOVE TO DO WITH YOU by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Sure to spark readers' own lists of things they love to do. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A rollicking, rhyming read-aloud gives kids ideas for things to do with someone else. Read full book review >

SOMEWHERE ELSE by Gus Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Successful overall, if not without a few puzzlements. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Don't put off until tomorrow what can be accomplished with a hot air balloon today. Read full book review >
THE VERY VERY VERY LONG DOG by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A mildly amusing outing for an odd though engaging canine character. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An extremely long "sausage dog" causes problems with his far-distant rear end until his friends provide a creative solution. Read full book review >
MOUSELING'S WORDS by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Encouraging, lovely words. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mouseling's family lives in a nest filled with words gleaned from restaurant menus, labels, signs, and packaging. Read full book review >
COME HOME ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"This odd Duck and grouchy Bear make an excellent pair. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Will Bear get a vacation from Duck? Will Duck survive Bear's absence? Read full book review >
SURPRISE! by Mike Henson
by Mike Henson, illustrated by Mike Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"Simply cute. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Every time the lights go out, some new and unexpected thing happens. Read full book review >
SEE FOR YOURSELF by Dorothea DePrisco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"A wide-ranging and engaging survey. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
What we see, how we see, and how eyes work. Read full book review >
REMEMBER 10 WITH EXPLORER BEN by Catherine Veitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"Readers will enjoy the memory challenges, and many may well put the techniques that work best to use in their daily lives. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Veitch invites readers to tag along with Ben on his worldwide adventures and learn some memory-enhancing techniques along the way. 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 >