CAPTAIN BLING'S CHRISTMAS PLUNDER by Rebecca Colby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"For settings in which pirates must be incorporated into everything. (Picture book. 4-8)"
" 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the ship, / the pirates were planning a plundering trip." Read full book review >
BABY GOES TO MARKET by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Indeed, no one will be able to resist this baby. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Baby is so charming that various vendors in this West African market gift him all sorts of yummies. Read full book review >

A CHRISTMAS CAROL  by Sarah Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An entertaining seasonal diversion. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Busy tableaux offer readers the opportunity to seek and find disparate characters and items that figure in Charles Dickens' beloved tale. Read full book review >
LITTLE SANTA by Yoko Maruyama
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"If plotting stumbles a bit, both concept and illustrations soar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When an injury sidelines Santa Claus, his child takes his place. Read full book review >
BOOK OF BONES by Gabrielle Balkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"A rib-tickling gallery, anything but dry. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The inside stories on 10 creatures who can lay claim to bone-y extremes. Read full book review >

THE WINTER FOX by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Though it lacks the brevity of Aesop, this lightly Christmas-y twist has some charm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fox plays all summer long and doesn't take care to prepare for winter. Read full book review >
THE SANTA THIEF by Alane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An entertaining story with a plucky main character, a problem-solver rather than a thief. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy named Georgie secretly makes presents for his parents and surprises them on Christmas morning, when he receives a surprise gift himself. Read full book review >
RIVERS, SEAS AND OCEANS by Mack
by Mack, illustrated by Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Considering the flotilla of more watertight treatments available, a washout. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A dip into the diverse bodies of water on our planet and some of the ways we interact with them. Read full book review >
SUEE AND THE SHADOW by Ginger Ly
by Ginger Ly, illustrated by Molly Park, translated by Keo Lee, Jane Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"With strengths outweighing flaws, this is a dark yet digestible visual delight with an endearing investigative trio. (Graphic horror. 8-12)"
A visually refreshing treat from South Korea, Ly and Park's debut graphic novel features Suee Lee, a 12-year-old girl with sharp intelligence, a world-weary view, and a pointy hairdo. Read full book review >
LOVE THE WORLD by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Can love change the world? Here's hoping. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lots of things to love are presented in bright, bold pictures. Read full book review >
IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE by Bracha  Goetz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Readers may find themselves thinking about important spiritual concepts after they close the book, even if they finish it in a matter of minutes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Some parents may find that they need this picture book more than their children do. Read full book review >
SEBI AND THE LAND OF CHA CHA CHA by Roselyn Sánchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The invitation to discover dance among such festive critters is still worth accepting. It could serve as an imaginative introduction to new genres of music and movement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A curious young Latina and her friend learn three Latin dances as taught by a collection of step-savvy tropical animals. 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 >