THE DISCOVERY OF RAMEN by Phil Amara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"A fun read that explores Japanese culture and culinary history—just don't expect a literary tour de force. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A time-traveling red panda gives two American schoolkids a tour of the history of ramen. Read full book review >
HERE WE ARE by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Big ideas ably packed into little, bright packages. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Addressing his infant son about what it means to live on Earth, the author/illustrator offers a mix of planetary facts, quotations, bits of advice, and illustrations. Read full book review >

THE NUTCRACKER by Shobhna Patel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A pretty showcase for the artist but, considering the plethora of other renditions available, unsuited as preparation for attending a performance, a self-contained tale, or even, without some finagling, exhibition. (Pop-up picture book. 6-8)"
Parades of graceful dancers in and between intricately cut pop-up scenes decorate a slimmed-down version of the ever popular Christmas ballet. Read full book review >
HACK AND WHACK by Francesca Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Exhausting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Even Vikings need to sleep. Read full book review >
RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A vigorous celebration of outdoor, imaginative play. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
In this lighthearted sequel to Recess Warriors: Hero Is a Four-Letter Word (2017), recess drama continues. Read full book review >

HARPER AND THE CIRCUS OF DREAMS by Cerrie Burnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A winsome tale that will make the minds of early chapter-book readers sparkle. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Harper seeks the origins of the song she hears only in her dreams. Read full book review >
WOULD YOU DARE. . . ? by Min Flyte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Definitely a nail-biter. (Novelty picture book. 4-6)"
A bedroom jungle adventure, with hazards hiding beneath every flap. Read full book review >
THE GIRL'S BODY BOOK by Kelli Dunham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"This introduction to puberty may be particularly helpful for girls looking ahead to that stage. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A growing-up guide for preteen girls. Read full book review >
THE BOY'S BODY BOOK by Kelli Dunham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"This introduction to puberty may be particularly helpful for boys just entering that stage. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A guide for navigating male adolescence. Read full book review >
PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD LOST IN TIME! by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"More inspired silliness, even if some of the more oblique references do go over the heads of younger chapter-book readers. (Adventure. 7-10)"
The baking skills of Pigsticks' timorous buddy, Harold, come in handy when an out-of-control time machine sends the two careening through history and prehistory. Read full book review >
ADDISON COOKE AND THE TOMB OF THE KHAN by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Been there, done that. (Adventure. 8-13)"
Pompous, pedantic, school-blazer-sporting Addison Cooke is off to the Gobi Desert. Read full book review >
SUPERFAIL by Max  Brunner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An entertaining book that seems it would really rather be a cartoon show. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-12)"
A less-than-super superhero and his equally awkward friends try to save their town without destroying it. 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 >