BASKETBALLOGY by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"'Supercool' indeed. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A collection of basketball facts that extend knowledge of the game rather than simply pepper it with curios. Read full book review >
UNSTOPPABLE by Nancy Furstinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Fun just to browse but entertaining and enlightening to read. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Utilizing technology that mostly originated with treatments for humans, some animals are now being fitted with custom-designed prostheses. Read full book review >

MORRIS WANTS MORE by Joshua  Seigal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This unusual parody will appeal to a huge number of readers—but not all, of course. Sad! (Picture book. 3-7)"
This British import tells the story of Morris, a thoroughly spoiled boy who demands larger and larger presents from his adoring parents over the 12 days of Christmas. Read full book review >
THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A howl. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Swallowed by a wolf, a mouse and duck defend their cozy belly from a hunter. Read full book review >
A SURPRISE FOR MRS. TORTOISE  by Paula  Merlán
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's a little roundabout, but this friendship tale gets there in the end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Mrs. Tortoise discovers wrinkles. It doesn't make her day. Read full book review >

NO WATER NO BREAD  by Luis Amavisca
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Empowering in its simplicity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A barbed-wire fence separates two communities—one ocher and one blue, each needing something the other has in abundance. Read full book review >
WHAT DO GROWN-UPS DO ALL DAY? by Amy Visram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"With its wide range of jobs and commendable gender balance, this will have a place in classrooms despite the rather odd language. (Informational picture book. 3-9)"
The unnamed and unseen narrator in this German import introduces readers to the jobs of 30 family members and friends. Read full book review >
CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An auspicious series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12) "
Little sisters can't save the day—or can they? Read full book review >
THE MAGIC IN A YEAR by Frank Boylan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers would be better served by simply going outside to experience the seasons themselves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl celebrates the months and seasons of the year. Read full book review >
FROM THE STARS IN THE SKY TO THE FISH IN THE SEA by Kai Cheng  Thom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A relevant tale of love and acceptance that can find a home in any children's collection. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fantasy-inspired story of gender and identity told by trans writer Thom. Read full book review >
COCO by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"De la Peña wonderfully expresses the impact of music on the soul, and Ramírez's bright, expressive watercolor illustrations underscore the poetic prose style perfectly. ¡Que viva La Música! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Miguel loves music and wants to be a musician more than anything, but his family prohibits him from pursuing his greatest love. Read full book review >
LAST LAUGHS by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The poetry and prose form more of an uneasy détente than an integrated whole, but the comical pictures and the wordplay in these dino demises provide sufficient lift. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
"Trilobites the Dust," and so do the rest of a cast of extinct creatures in this sequel (prequel?) to Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs (2012). 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 >