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 >
AMY THE RED PANDA IS WRITING THE BEST STORY IN THE WORLD by Colleen AF Venable
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A story that may encourage readers to be writers, too. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A paean to playfulness and following one's own vision as essential to creativity. Read full book review >
PLAYDATES RULE! by Rob McClurkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Even a list of rules can't stop the ruckus or the fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pachyderm playdate is not quite what Mom and Dad had in mind. Read full book review >
LITTLE OWL'S EGG by Debi Gliori
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A reassuring read for little ones awaiting new babies in their families. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Little Owl has big feelings when Mommy says there will soon be a new baby owl in their family. Read full book review >
LOLA'S RULES FOR FRIENDSHIP by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Lola's pointers should stand young friends-to-be in good stead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lola is one confident kid, and she happens to have some great advice about making friends. 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 >