IMAGINE by John Lennon
by John Lennon, illustrated by Jean Jullien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"An inviting, relevant, and timely message of tolerance, inclusiveness, unity, and peace. Just imagine. (foreword by Yoko Ono Lennon, afterword) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this illustrated version of the lyrics of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine," a pigeon carries its message far and wide. Read full book review >
SUEE AND THE SHADOW by Ginger Ly
by Ginger Ly, illustrated by Molly Park, translated by Keo Lee, Jane Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"With strengths outweighing flaws, this is a dark yet digestible visual delight with an endearing investigative trio. (Graphic horror. 8-12)"
A visually refreshing treat from South Korea, Ly and Park's debut graphic novel features Suee Lee, a 12-year-old girl with sharp intelligence, a world-weary view, and a pointy hairdo. Read full book review >

CATCH MY BREATH by Paul Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"No need to wait with bated breath. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Briggs delivers the fourth title in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase series, a musing on familiar turns of phrase. Read full book review >
THE WONDROUS WORLD OF VIOLET BARNABY by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A mostly emotionally perceptive novel of grief and recovery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Barely a year after losing her mother to cancer, sixth-grader Violet Barnaby is facing her second Christmas without her—but with her newly remarried father's wife and her children. Read full book review >
RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS by Shel Silverstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Cead with rare and lave a good haugh; there can't be too many more like these. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Twelve years later, a return to the ween groods for more vunny ferses. Read full book review >

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Illustrated versions of the famous poem abound, but this rendition stands out for its large size, thoughtful design, and dramatic, atmospheric illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic poem about Santa's appearance on Christmas Eve is presented in a large format with a contemporary setting and a jolly Santa sporting red, high-top sneakers. Read full book review >
YAK AND DOVE by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Kids may respond to the shaggy yak, but that may not be enough for real staying power. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Animal-friendship stories are plentiful, but this one is an unusual pairing of characters. Read full book review >
ARE WE PEARS YET? by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"These pears will be fun read-aloud companions for curious eaters and budding botanists. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Paul (The Great Pasta Escape, 2017, etc.) merges theatrical farce with informational picture book in this latest. Read full book review >
UNDER-THE-BED FRED by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A welcome new pair of friends for the chapter-book set. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A boy tackles his under-the-bed nighttime monster and his insecurities with curiosity, kindness, and a bit of wisdom. Read full book review >
BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER by Shelley  Johannes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A kind child in a book for middle-grade readers? There's no downside to that. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beatrice Zinker is a kinder, gentler Judy Moody. Read full book review >
MELVIN THE MOUTH by Katherine Blanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Dandy and dazzling and top-notch fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A day in the youth of motor-mouth Mel Blanc, written by his daughter-in-law. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS AND THE CHRISTMAS RESCUE by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Eliza is a conventionally pretty princess with blonde braids, but her mechanical talents and can-do spirit are a refreshing breeze in Princessland. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lonely princess named Eliza uses her engineering talents to help Santa's overwhelmed elves get ready for Christmas toy deliveries. 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 >