BEAR HUG by Susanna Isern
by Susanna Isern, illustrated by Betania Zacarias, translated by Ben Dawlatly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"While the book may have had good intentions, its errors make it one to skip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Protagonist Natuk rescues an abandoned bear cub. Read full book review >
THE FOX AND THE WILD by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"There's lots that appeals: a polite but determined fox, just enough danger, and plenty of colorful art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fox named Fred quests for a life away from his native city. Read full book review >

DOLLS OF WAR by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"The story seems to be trying hard to provide substance, but readers will notice the effort it takes. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A young white girl tries to hold onto a special Japanese doll in the racially charged aftermath of the Pearl Harbor bombings in this third book about the Friendship Dolls. Read full book review >
A SONG FOR SNOW  by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Festive and sprightly, this entry will likely leave listeners wondering what the pair will get up to when spring rolls around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hoot and Peep, the adorable owl siblings, are back, this time in a story that introduces little sister Peep to a new phenomenon: snow. Read full book review >
GAME OF GNOMES by Kristen  Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Enjoyable, though it has the feeling of a retread. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The gnome-filled fun continues in this companion book to Mayer and Horton's charming Go Big or Go Gnome (2017). Read full book review >

MONSTER NANNY by Tuutikki  Tolonen
by Tuutikki Tolonen, illustrated by Pasi Pitkanen, translated by Annira Silver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A quirky spin on a familiar trope. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Magical nannies, pig nannies, mixed-up nannies—sure…but monster nannies? Read full book review >
WHO AM I? by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"There is no dearth of animal guessing games on the market, but the thoughtful selections and careful crafting of this new one should make it a good home choice and welcome addition to any collection. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
Disassembled animal images make a puzzle for preschoolers. Read full book review >
HOW TO FIND AN ELEPHANT by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Another tribute to imagination from highly creative partners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This tongue-in-cheek text gives instructions on elephant-discovery methods when boredom threatens; the art shows an earnest, but oblivious, child on safari—and camouflaged elephants galore. Read full book review >
THUNDER HORSE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A quiet tale of magic and love with delicate, realistic illustrations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child raises a magical horse and learns about the enduring power of love in this picture book. Read full book review >
I WON'T EAT THAT by Christopher Silas Neal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"You will read this (and reread it, too). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A finicky cat searches for a meal to satisfy its hunger in this darkly humorous tale. Read full book review >
HEY BLACK CHILD by Useni Eugene Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"All black children need to know Perkins' prideful poem, possibly by heart, because it's really that doggone good. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A poem by a celebrated Chicago playwright and long beloved within the Black History Month tradition about the achievement, potential, and ancestral joy incubated within the black experience. Read full book review >
BEAR AND CHICKEN by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A sweet tale of expectations upended. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Bear says he's having chicken for lunch, what exactly does he mean? 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 >