RIVERS, SEAS AND OCEANS by Mack
by Mack, illustrated by Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Considering the flotilla of more watertight treatments available, a washout. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A dip into the diverse bodies of water on our planet and some of the ways we interact with them. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE ALL THE MINNESOTANS? by Karlyn Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"A peek into how people in the northern Midwest cope with their long, frigid winters with good humor, celebrations, sports, and activities until summer finally arrives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There is nothing subtle about a picture book that asks, "Where are all the Minnesotans? Is it too cold to go outside?" Read full book review >

THE H.L. HUNLEY SUBMARINE by Fran Hawk
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"A patchwork production, far less seaworthy than, for instance, Sally Walker's two titles on the subject. (map, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The story of the first attack submarine's drastically brief career and, nearly a century and a half later, rediscovery. Read full book review >
JAMMIE DAY! by Carrie Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Maybe one to share on an actual school Jammie Day, but caregivers may want to be on the alert afterward. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A middle child takes advantage of adults' distractedness. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU, WILBERT? by Bárdur Oskarsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"First published in the Faroe Islands in 2016, this is a distinctly different approach to storytelling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Oskarsson explores perspective and the slippery boundary between the real and the imagined in this existential play date. Read full book review >

BABY ANIMALS PLAYING by Suzi Eszterhas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"For readers and listeners alike, an appealing connection to the natural world. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A skilled wildlife photographer captures baby animals at play and at rest in the wild. Read full book review >
DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASTLANTIC by Armand Baltazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"Expert illustration and imaginative worldbuilding with unfortunate stereotyping. (Steampunk. 8-12)"
The great Time Collision ripped apart time and space and remade it: dinosaurs in the distance, spaceships in the skies, robots, and humans of all eras now inhabit this remixed world. Read full book review >
YAYOI KUSAMA by Sarah Suzuki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Works for young readers on contemporary non-Western artists are rare, and this visually striking and clearly written, if limited, contribution makes a complex artist's work accessible and appealing. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known particularly for her innovative use of mirrors and dots, is the subject of this picture-book biography that effectively captures the essence of her work. Read full book review >
THE CREATURE by Helen Bate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Curious and curiouser—and altogether a pleasure to experience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fuchsia-colored whatsit arrives to stay a year. Read full book review >
WHAT EATS THAT? by Ryan Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Pretty pictures, but they are forcibly joined to a labored description of this fundamental eco-concept. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
An introduction to how a food chain works, from a flower's nectar to a fish sandwich. Read full book review >
THE WINTER FOX by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Though it lacks the brevity of Aesop, this lightly Christmas-y twist has some charm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fox plays all summer long and doesn't take care to prepare for winter. Read full book review >
WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT by Bear Hunt Films Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Budding naturalists may find parts of this inspirational as well as instructive, though most digestible in small doses. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
A handbook for children inspired to take nature walks of their own by the classic picture book and its 2016 TV adaptation. 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 >