BETTY’S BURGLED BAKERY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This tasty treat's bound to have young readers alliterating along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bandit wipes out Betty's Bakery! Can the Gumshoe Zoo crack the case? Read full book review >
READ THE BOOK, LEMMINGS! by Ame Dyckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Delightfully imparts the joy and discovery of reading—and many chuckles and guffaws. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lemmings don't jump off cliffs; someone just needs to tell the lemmings. Read full book review >

WINTER DANCE by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An exemplary addition to the shelves of nature-themed picture books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As winter begins to set in, a curious fox wonders what he ought to do. Read full book review >
PILLOWLAND by Laurie Berkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"For Berkner's fans; there are much better books about children visiting imaginative lands. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Berkner's children's song gets the picture-book treatment with illustrations from Garoche. Read full book review >
THREE LITTLE MONKEYS by Quentin Blake
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Children may not recognize themselves herein, but their caregivers will see their little monkeys. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hilda Snibbs cares for Tim, Sam, and Lulu, three lively monkeys. Read full book review >

A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS by Susanna Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This cheerful, easy-to-understand story offers a satisfying lesson for families who want to convey the Christian meaning of the Christmas holiday. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Little Bunny celebrates with his animal friends at a Christmas party celebrating the birth of Jesus. Read full book review >
DESIGNED BY LUCY by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A leisurely character study with a useful lesson. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fifth-grader Lucy Tanaka's attempt to surprise a classmate with a kind gesture goes wrong. Read full book review >
THE LOST FROST GIRL by Amy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A fantastical, frost-filled, coming-of-age debut. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A contemporary girl finds her life magically transformed after learning her father's identity. Read full book review >
HOW OSCAR INDIGO BROKE THE UNIVERSE (AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN) by David Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Suspend all disbelief and enjoy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sweet-natured, warmhearted Oscar Indigo just wants to help his multiethnic baseball team win the championship. Read full book review >
SISTERS OF GLASS  by Naomi  Cyprus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A story that will inspire many to find the light within. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A tale of two girls fighting for justice and truth in a Middle Eastern-inflected world of magic. Read full book review >
MR. GEDRICK AND ME by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The funny and comforting way this lovely family slowly turns away from sadness is a balm for all readers—there are not many like it on the shelves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A reimagined Mary Poppins, set in 21st-century Chicago, with a Mr. Gedrick playing the role of the magical nanny restoring a family from grief. Read full book review >
RAFI AND ROSI by Lulu Delacre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2017

"A sweet and engaging story that may need a little work to find readers who are ready for it. (Early reader. 7-9)"
Rafi the irrepressible tree frog is back with his younger, plucky sister, Rosi, in three new adventures that all center on Puerto Rico's El Morro fort, each short chapter featuring an element of this National Historic Site. 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 >