THE ELEVENTH HOUR by Jacques Goldstyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2018

"Children may notice that the adults reading with them are weeping—a history lesson and conversation starter in one book. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two Canadian friends, one born just two minutes after the other, go to the Western Front. Read full book review >
EARTHRISE by James Gladstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2018

"For any fan of Earth. (Nonfiction picture book. 4-8)"
A compelling look at the history of one of NASA's most iconic photographs. Read full book review >

THE VERY LAST CASTLE by Travis Jonker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A lovely story about courage and community with a darling protagonist. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young girl named Ibb transforms her town when she dares to enter its very last castle, which no one has entered since anyone can remember. Read full book review >
LITTLE BEAR'S BIG HOUSE by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A sure hit that encourages independence—but not without a bit of gentle teasing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When disgruntled Little Bear leaves his family to seek adventure outside their forest home, he finds a deserted house—and just enough adventure for one day. Read full book review >
LUCÍA THE LUCHADORA AND THE MILLION MASKS by Cynthia Leonor Garza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Transcendent joy personified in a pair of rip-roaring luchadoras. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sisterhood leads to an adventure befitting a luchadora in Garza and Bermudez's sublime sequel to Lucía the Luchadora (2017). Read full book review >

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"It's another near-perfect slice of life from a duo that has found a way to spotlight underrepresented children without forgetting that they are children first. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On her birthday, a young girl accompanies her brother on his errands for the first time and makes a wish, but not exactly in the way she was expecting. Read full book review >
QUIET by Tomie dePaola
Kirkus Star
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A lovely, simple reminder to pause and notice this life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A white-bearded grandfather imparts his gentle wisdom to his grandchildren—a girl and a boy—as they meander through a placid green space. Read full book review >
PEARL by Molly Idle
Kirkus Star
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A gentle, glowing lesson that even the smallest efforts can lead to large, even environmental results. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny mermaid who yearns for grown-up work patiently completes a task that transforms her world. Read full book review >
ZOLA'S ELEPHANT by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A lovely, nuanced collaboration. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Zola moves into the house next door, a young girl imagines all of the reasons why a friendship between them is impossible. Read full book review >
RAIN by Anders Holmer
Kirkus Star
by Anders Holmer, illustrated by Anders Holmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A unique read-aloud that blends world cultures, poetic form, and natural splendor. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
A pastoral panorama of bucolic settings, spare verse, and multicultural depictions of rain in this Swedish import. Read full book review >
LAST STOP ON THE REINDEER EXPRESS by Maudie Powell-Tuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Mia recognizes that she's been given a special treat that doesn't come to all children whose loved ones live far away, which makes this title especially resonant for readers in her circumstance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mia makes a Christmas card to send to her faraway grandfather, although she's afraid it won't reach him in time. Read full book review >
THE DEN OF FOREVER FROST by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Proof that a sequel can shine just as brightly. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a race against time, young polar bear cubs travel the icy north searching for a way to rescue their land from an evil cult and save the world from a cataclysm. 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 >