CRASH COURSE  by Landry Q. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A funny, rollicking, action-packed quest through the cosmos. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Elara Vaughn has wanted to become a terraformer, a bioengineer who creates new life forms, her whole life. Read full book review >
CANCER HATES KISSES by Jessica Reid Sliwerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Closing with notes from a cancer specialist and the author, a cancer survivor, this book with its positive message is a must-have for all collections serving families. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This is a much-needed title about a disease that affects too many families. Read full book review >

THE LOST PICNIC by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A trippy addition to the search-and-find genre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granddad and his grandchildren will need plenty of help to recover all the goodies that fall out of their basket on the way to the picnic grounds. Read full book review >
FEATHER by Cao Wenxuan
Kirkus Star
by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Roger Mello, translated by Chloe Garcia Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This Zen exploration of belonging and groundedness is further enhanced by a sensitive translation and pithy, philosophical introductions by both creators—masterful storytelling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this first collaboration between Chinese author Cao and Brazilian artist Mello—both of whom are recent Hans Christian Andersen award winners—a feather embarks on a quest to discover to whom she belongs. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC MISFITS by Neil Patrick Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An earnest message about discovering the magic in the world and finding the family that suits you. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Magic and mystery abound in this latest celebrity novel. Read full book review >

RISE OF THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A stirring and mystical tale sure to keep readers thinking past the final page. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Corinne La Mer has settled back into island life after her fight with the jumbie Severine (The Jumbies, 2015), but no sooner does normalcy arrive than it leaves again when an earthquake rocks the island and her friend Laurent goes missing. Read full book review >
THE MARVELWOOD MAGICIANS by Diane Zahler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A hair-raising, exhilarating, big-top mystery. (Fantasy/mystery. 8-13)"
Mathilda "Mattie" Marvelwood wants a normal life: friends, school, and a home in one place. Read full book review >
GOODBYE AUTUMN, HELLO WINTER by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Lovely to look at; frustratingly inaccurate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A brother and sister walk through woods and town, acknowledging autumn and welcoming winter in this picture book. Read full book review >
THERE'S NOTHING TO DO! by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"In a structured, overstimulated world, downtime needs to be appreciated, and this small amphibian shows the way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Petty and Boldt's young frog often has plenty to gripe about (I Don't Want to Be Big, 2016, etc.); this time, he is bored. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This may leave readers pondering the many forms that love can take, but when is that ever a misstep? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Love doesn't always make sense. Read full book review >
IT'S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Josh Funk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"All's well that ends well in this fractured tale of a boy who knows a thing or two about self-determination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the title indicates, this is not "Jack and the Beanstalk," at least not quite as you know it. Read full book review >
REVOLUTIONARY ROGUES by Selene Castrovilla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A visually exciting introduction to a famous spy case and a name synonymous with 'traitor.' (aftermath, timelines, places to visit, resources) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
During the Revolutionary War, Maj. John André and Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold each sought glory, but instead both found ruin. 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 >