BEES IN THE CITY by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A profoundly disappointing posthumous outing from a beloved author. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A breezy look at urban beekeeping. Read full book review >
MOKOMAKI! by Satu  Kontinen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"While it's not as creative as the works of Hervé Tullet, his fans may enjoy this different kind of interactive book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Finnish graphic designer Kontinen brings her internationally popular world of digital animals to the U.S. Read full book review >

COWBOY PUG by Laura James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Loopy but fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Captain Pug (2017) found he wasn't the best sailor. Maybe he'll have more luck as a cowboy! Read full book review >
THE REAL MCCOYS by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An exceptional middle-grade read packed with giggles for young sleuths who love to explore a little off the beaten path. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fourth-grader Moxie McCoy must solve the crime of the century when the school mascot goes missing. Read full book review >
BLACK GOLD  by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A worthy addition to collections for budding readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
White Canadian city-dwellers-turned-farm kids Cyrus and Rudy are back for a third outing. Read full book review >

THE DOLDRUMS AND THE HELMSLEY CURSE by Nicholas Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Rather overstuffed. (Adventure. 8-12)"
When Archer arrives home at Rosewood from boarding school, finally to meet the grandparents he has never known, he quickly learns about a dastardly campaign against the returning explorers. Read full book review >
MUTANT BUNNY ISLAND by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The story is always fast-paced and imaginative, but maybe it's a little too imaginative. Skeptics may prefer something a bit more grounded. (Humorous fantasy. 8-12)"
There's a long, proud history of nonsense books, which includes Lewis Carroll and Dr. Seuss. But this novel makes less sense than most. Read full book review >
NOT SO DIFFERENT by Shane Burcaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A candid, approachable resource for curious kids. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Burcaw (Laughing at My Nightmare, 2014) answers the 10 most common questions kids ask about his disability, spinal muscular atrophy. Read full book review >
MANY by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A sobering message presented gloriously. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Writer and zoologist Davies celebrates the "big, beautiful, complicated pattern" that is life on Earth. Read full book review >
BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A picture book more than worthy of sharing the shelf with Alan Schroeder and Jerry Pinkney's Minty (1996) and Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson's Moses (2006). (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A memorable, lyrical reverse-chronological walk through the life of an American icon. Read full book review >
SNOW BEAST COMES TO PLAY by Phil Gosier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The lack of adventure and the pat, pedestrian resolution makes this an ineffective if well-intentioned appeal to get past the unreliability of first impressions. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Unfortunately for one disgruntled snow beast, there isn't a whole lot to do on the mountain aside from snoring or comparing relative foot size (big, bigger, biggest). Read full book review >
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! AHHH-CHOO! by Katy S.  Duffield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Kids who are ill here on Earth may be entertained by this look at one alien's cold and his family's attempts to make him feel better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Think you have a bad cold? How much worse would it be if your anatomy included two throats, three noses, and five ears?! 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 >