TO THE MOON AND BACK by Buzz Aldrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A stirring first-person account of 'humanity's greatest adventure' marred by distractingly unvarnished special effects. (Informational pop-up. 8-11)"
The second man to walk on the moon tells his tale amid historical photos and pop-up spacecraft. Read full book review >
THE ELEPHANT by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A must-have for anyone who loves elephants. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
As a young boy in a striped shirt and blue jeans reads his book about elephants, readers learn facts along with him. Read full book review >

MYA IN THE MIDDLE by Crystal Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Allen lassoes another terrific tale for the Magnificent Mya Tibbs series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This latest addition to Allen's series about a determined fourth-grader highlights Mya's struggles to keep her family and friends connected any way she can. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT LADY BIRD? by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Some issues with design and tone but a mostly worthy appreciation of the women who stood and stand (if, sometimes, only figuratively) next to the presidents. (Poetry/collective biography. 7-10)"
"We know Eleanor Roosevelt, Abigail Adams, / but what about those other madams"? Read full book review >
LAFAYETTE! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Fans of history, Hamilton, and/or Hale's previous entries will be clamoring for this latest volume. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
The eighth entry in Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales tackles the early life of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

MOTHER EARTH'S LULLABY by Terry Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"With its undistinguished poetry but warm feelings and appealing paintings, this is an additional choice for some home libraries. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Snuggling families, whether human or animal, are comforting and reassuring presences at bedtime. Read full book review >
PROJECT FLUFFY by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"The Ratso brothers' third outing is good, anthropomorphic fun. (Animal fantasy. 5-9)"
It's Poetry Month—time for the First Annual Peter Rabbit Elementary School Poetry Contest! Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A lovely book that ties the Christmas message of friendship and generosity to the satisfaction of a job well-done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A jolly team of trucks rushes to build a firehouse in time for Christmas. Read full book review >
THE LOST CHRISTMAS by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"An intriguing addition to any collection of seek-and-find children's books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Grandad is at a loss to find his Christmas ornaments before his grandkids arrive. Read full book review >
MEET THE LATKES by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Better stories about Hanukkah abound. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A family of latkes prepares for Hanukkah. Read full book review >
THE SNOWY NAP by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Amiable. (Picture book. 4-7)
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A hedgehog tries to stay awake for winter. Read full book review >
TOMORROW I'LL BE BRAVE by Jessica Hische
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"More projection than inspiration, with nothing to make up for it and fussy lettering to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young animals aspire to admirable traits. 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 >