MAMA AFRICA! by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An excellent perspective from which American readers can learn about apartheid and one of the pioneers who fought it through her art. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Buoyed by the work of Nelson Mandela and the music of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Miriam sang to make black South Africans free. Read full book review >
STICKER GIRL RULES THE SCHOOL by Janet Tashjian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers will want to stick with future episodes of this a-PEEL-ling and accessible series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Whoosh! Poof! Bam!" Tashjian returns with a sequel to Sticker Girl (2016). Read full book review >

I AM THANKFUL by Suzy  Capozzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An accessible early reader for the holiday shelf. (Early reader. 6-8)"
A Thanksgiving-themed text for new readers features illustrations of a grateful child in a multiracial family. Read full book review >
CINDERELLA AND THE FURRY SLIPPERS by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Cinderella joins Elizabeth in advocating for girl power. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A feminist version of "Cinderella" to suit fans of Robert Munsch's The Paper-Bag Princess (1980). Read full book review >
QUEEN OF THE HANUKKAH DOSAS by Pamela Ehrenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A delightful culinary adventure celebrates traditional Indian food as part of a Jewish holiday. (recipes) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hanukkah can be celebrated in many different and delicious ways. Read full book review >

BIZZY MIZZ LIZZIE by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A powerful message in this time of overscheduling and de-emphasis of play. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An overextended bee learns to stop and smell the flowers, literally. Read full book review >
OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Gris Grimly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"For those who want a little more pizzazz in their storytime fare, Grimly packs a punch in a pretty package. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Grimly goes perky in this updated take on an old classic. Read full book review >
NINJA CLAUS! by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This funny Christmas story will be a gift to Maxwell's fans and enjoyed by children interested in the ninja craze. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Maxwell the ninja tries to capture Santa in this third offering in Chung's popular series, following Ninja! (2014) and Ninja! Attack of the Clan (2016). Read full book review >
FRIENDS AND FOES by Eddie Pittman
written and illustrated by Eddie Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This sophomore effort takes a slight narrative stumble, but overall, it's a nifty addition to the series. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this second volume, a plucky Earth girl tries to make her way on her new home planet. Read full book review >
EUGENIA LINCOLN AND THE UNEXPECTED PACKAGE  by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Eugenia's need for routine and her intolerance of change and uncertainty will resonate with readers who experience life similarly. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Mercy Watson's neighbors, the Lincoln Sisters of 52 Deckawoo Drive, return in their second adventure, and now it's elder sister Eugenia's turn in the spotlight. Read full book review >
THE WACKY WINTER WONDERLAND! by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Funny and light but with enough of a plot to keep readers interested. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Pandora and Granny continue their magical partnership in this chapter book that presents three discrete stories. Read full book review >
THE CHOCOPOCALYPSE by Chris Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Callaghan's debut possesses many similarities to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and will likely find a place among readers who enjoy Dahl's humor. (chocolate facts) (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Stock up now! The end of chocolate is nigh. 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 >