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 >
GROUNDHUG DAY by Anne Marie Pace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Readers may learn a thing or two about both being a friend and getting over their own fears. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A moose and his forest friends are busy planning a Valentine's Day party, but one aspect of the organizing stops them in their tracks. Read full book review >
LET IT GLOW by Owen Gildersleeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A pretty, if also pretty bland, commemoration. (Novelty. 5-7)"
A young boy's way is lit by LED streetlights and stars as he walks home through snowy scenes on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
NINA by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A good introduction to Simone's life, from her early love of music to her rise to the status of legend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A biography about the legendary singer told as a lullaby from Simone to her daughter. 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 >