SECRET LIFE OF A TIGER by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"Most children will recognize the tiger as an unreliable narrator and enjoy the silliness of his assertions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After admitting to readers that he recently bit, then swallowed whole, an apparently human explorer, a tiger insists that he's really a great guy. Read full book review >
50 CITIES OF THE U.S.A. by Gabrielle Balkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"As selective as the companion outing but a trove of data nonetheless for tourists of both the active and armchair sorts. (index) (Atlas. 8-12)"
The creators of the fact-packed The 50 States (2015) give as many of the United States' bustling burgs similarly upbeat, panoramic overviews. Read full book review >

OUR KID by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A tall tale with lots of fun kidding around. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A far-fetched excuse for tardiness at school with a twist ending—and dinopirates. Read full book review >
THE WOODEN CAMEL by Wanuri Kahiu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"This empathetic look at a Turkana boy's deferred dreams and a family's struggle for a resource taken for granted by most American children strikes an important chord for families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Kenyan Turkana boy's dreams of racing his family's camels suffer when his father sells them because of the rising price of water. Read full book review >
SLEEP WELL, SIBA AND SABA by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"This imaginative international tale will delight readers of all ages. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book that will transport readers to another place and time…where dreams come to life. Read full book review >

THE SUN PLAYED HIDE-AND-SEEK by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A sophisticated concept that will require some active teaching to communicate it. (Picture book. 7-12)"
An illustrated primer that explains personification even as it employs it. Read full book review >
SAMSON, THE MIGHTY FLEA! by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Ultimately, Samson is appealingly offbeat but not quite the big star that he aspires to be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A flea strongman leaves the small circus where he has been performing in search of greater fame and fortune. Read full book review >
MAY'S WILD WALK by MissPATY
by MissPATY, illustrated by MissPATY, translated by Nathan Sacks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"As substantive as cotton candy. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A sweet woodland fete may fizzle if the hosts cannot find their younger sister. Read full book review >
BELINDA THE UNBEATABLE  by Lee Nordling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An excellent adventure for reluctant readers, fierce competitors, lovers of wordless tales—and readers who just love an action-packed, rollicking story. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Belinda knows how to win and does it often, but she also understands the value of a good friend. Read full book review >
MIGUEL'S BRAVE KNIGHT by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Beautiful and engaging, this book will inspire readers to find out more. (author's, illustrator's, historical, biographical, literary notes) (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
An introduction to the childhood of the creator of the noblest literary knight of all time. Read full book review >
RAPUNZEL by Bethan Woollvin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Empowerment in leaps and bounds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A resourceful Rapunzel turns the tale askew. Read full book review >
ANIMALS AT NIGHT by Anne  Jankéliowitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Attention-grabbing if not truly glowing. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
All around the world, while humans sleep, there are animals active at night. 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 >