TRIO by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2017

"Lovely to look at, a pleasure to read aloud, and offering plenty of details to pore over, Trio's story seems destined to become a favorite for many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Despite having only three legs, Trio the cat lives a full, happy life. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Emma Randall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A tip of the hat to this delightful rendition of an old song, updated with memorable illustrations and a modern cast of characters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This handsome rendition of the classic holiday song features a striking black cover with a folk-art-style floral border and the title in gold letters. Read full book review >

WINDOWS by Julia Denos
Kirkus Star
by Julia Denos, illustrated by E.B. Goodale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A warmhearted tale of a child, a dog, and their peaceful, friendly, and inviting neighborhood. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Readers are invited to match their observant eyes with those of a child out for an evening walk. Read full book review >
PAPER CHAINS by Elaine Vickers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A well-told story celebrating the power of friendship to comfort and heal when families fall short. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Secrets and family upheaval test Katie and Ana's newly minted friendship. Read full book review >
WALTZ OF THE SNOWFLAKES by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Graphic panels are the perfect presentation format for a favorite ballet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Nutcracker casts its enchantment in this wordless picture book. Read full book review >

UNICORN POWER! by Mariko Tamaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Awesome to the max! (Fantasy. 7-14)"
In a winning reversal, a popular graphic-novel series is adapted into a prose novel. 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 >
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 >
CROWN by Derrick Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Safe to say, there's nothing like the feeling of the fresh cut. You feel so extra visible with a fresh new cut, and this book built from that experience translates it in a way never before brought to the children's bookshelf. Read full book review >
MAMA AFRICA! by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An excellent perspective from which American readers can learn about apartheid and one of the pioneers who fought it through her art. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Buoyed by the work of Nelson Mandela and the music of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Miriam sang to make black South Africans free. Read full book review >
DRAW THE LINE by Kathryn  Otoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A simple, beautiful concept whose reach grows with each rereading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wordless musing on the nature of disagreements and friendship. Read full book review >
THE WATCHER by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"A sumptuous work filled with a deliciously wrapped center—perfect for classrooms, school, public, or church libraries, or home: wherever hearts go for mending. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
When the chaos of life threatens to overtake your soul, a simple psalm can soothe you. 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 >