LUDWIG THE SEA DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"An exhilarating dive propelled by deft and clever use of its optical trick. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
Though eager to help his friend Peter the Penguin, whose submarine has stalled, Ludwig is stymied by the fact that, being paper himself and having been raised in a "world of books," all he knows of real water is from pictures of ponds and fish. Read full book review >
GRACE AND KATIE by Susanne Merritt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A pleasant hymn to sisterly cooperation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two sisters, both passionate about drawing but with very different aesthetics, learn the value of collaboration. Read full book review >

A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANSPORTATION by Tom Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A history of transportation, indeed, and a book of wonders as well. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From putting one foot in front of the other to the X-37B space drone, Jackson and Shepherd combine to make the path of transportation as wiggly-wriggly as a night crawler—and as crazily alluring. Read full book review >
IMMIGRATION  by Harriet Brundle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Minor misstep aside, Brundle's objective treatment of this timely and controversial topic is both highly informative and accessible to a broad range of children and adults. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
What does it feel like to suddenly find yourself and your family on the move—facing an uncertain future while taking only what you can carry? What happens when a parent's job dictates that the entire family migrate not only to another country, but perhaps to another continent? Read full book review >
MICROBES by Amy  Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Scanty for a stand-alone guide but definitely a vocabulary enricher. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A playful introduction to bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Read full book review >

LUNA LOVES LIBRARY DAY by Joe  Coehlo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Reassuring, appealing, and endearing, especially for children in similar situations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What makes library day so special for Luna? Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A NINJA! by Chris  Conti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"'Booyakasha!' Readers can be ninjas just like the heroes on the half shell. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
"It's Turtle Time!" Read full book review >
THE CRYSTAL CAVERNS by Katrina  Charman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A nifty addition to the series. (Animal fantasy. 6-9)"
The search for the Ember Stone continues in the second installment of this animal fantasy series. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, MR. CLUTTERBUCK by Mauri  Kunnas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"No more nighttime expeditions for Mr. Clutterbuck—unless there's a power failure, of course. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A sleepwalking goat dispels crises, wreaks gooey havoc, and solves a mysterious rash of disappearing spoons in this Finnish import. Read full book review >
IN THE COUNTRY OF QUEENS by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Picture-book author Best's first middle-grade novel sparkles and pops like a Fourth of July firecracker. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In Queens during the summer of 1961, a shy 11-year-old white girl finds her voice and learns to use it. Read full book review >
CHARLIE NUMBERS AND THE MAN IN THE MOON by Ben Mezrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"More facile than fun. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Charlie "Numbers" Lewis and his Whiz Kids explore aviation history (and dabble in corporate espionage). Read full book review >
DREAM BIG DREAMS by Pete Souza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Souza has given a hopeful gift for the generations: a keeper. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Former official White House photographer Souza (Obama: An Intimate Portrait, 2017) pares his extensive collection documenting former President Barack Obama's two terms in office. 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 >