EVERYONE TOOTS by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"It's not as rollicking or ingenious as Marty Kelley's Almost Everybody Farts (2017), but it is a fine companion to complete a very rude storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's not just you; everyone's bottom makes more than poo. Read full book review >
I LOVE A BOOK by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"This contemporary interpretation of Dickinson's classic poem 'There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away' has plenty of pizzazz to entice kids. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The title and cover illustration of an exuberant white child flying a small plane built of books will attract many a book maven. Read full book review >

TRAVELING THE BLUE ROAD by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"Care and research are evident throughout this poignant book, which is much more than its subtitle, 'Poems of the Sea'; in essence and in sum, it is a history of inhumanity. (Picture book/poetry. 8-14)"
A collection of illustrated poems explores human travel across oceans through history. Read full book review >
HU WAN AND THE SLEEPING DRAGON by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"This dragon disappoints. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A Chinese boy learns a craft and shares a humble gift. Read full book review >
SECRET SEA by Amanda Wood
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Still, with its companion, pretty gift items for budding Botticellis and preschool Picassos. (Novelty. 4-8)"
Partly concealed behind a layer of a removable black coating, nine nautical scenes can be fully revealed—or customized—with an enclosed wooden stylus. Read full book review >

THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO FALL IN LOVE by Orianna  Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Hapless Wolf gets the girl, though young readers aren't likely to 'get' love from this entry. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A valentine entry in Lallemand and Thuillier's series about Wolf. Read full book review >
NORMAN THE SLUG WITH THE SILLY SHELL by Sue Hendra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"The common desire to fit in gets a silly, if not particularly clever or well-knit, take. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A slug with shell envy finds a worthy surrogate—and then something even better. Read full book review >
THE HAUNTED HOUSE NEXT DOOR  by Andres  Miedoso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Simple text, short chapters, and plenty of illustrations will appeal to emerging readers who prefer just a little shiver with their story—and to other readers too. (Suspense. 6-9)"
What happens if you move to a new town and your house is haunted? Andres is about to find out! Read full book review >
LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers. (Collective biography. 6-12)"
Visual artist Harrison introduces 40 trailblazing black women from United States history in this inspiring volume for young readers. Read full book review >
PARTY ANIMALS! by Cléa Dieudonné
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Heaping helpings of hurrahs for the hoopoe! (Picture book. 6-8)"
A teeming tower of birthday hullaballoo over 6 feet (about 190 cm) high. Read full book review >
THE DAY WE LOST PET by Chuck Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Breathtakingly original. (Picture book. 4-11)"
From the opening pages, with lines like "we were piles of skin laundry blending into a world of pales and fogs," debut author Young transports readers into a world somehow familiar and simultaneously unlike any they have ever experienced. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A breath of fresh air. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Author Willey brings years of experience in children's music and movement to her debut. 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 >