IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Surely adult and child pairs reading this together will find ways to mimic the animals' ways of expressing their love: blowing bubbles and splashing in the tub, a boa-like 'squish-hugging squeeze,' and playful wrestling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Paul and Walker team up again to present the youngest listeners with an "I love you" book. Read full book review >
WALTZ OF THE SNOWFLAKES by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Graphic panels are the perfect presentation format for a favorite ballet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Nutcracker casts its enchantment in this wordless picture book. Read full book review >

FALLINGWATER by Marc Harshman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Will provide some inspiration for budding architects. (authors' note, artist's note, bibliography, notes) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Late in his career, architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed one of the world's most famous houses. Read full book review >
ZIGZAG ZOOBORNS! by Andrew Bleiman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A striking, beautiful, and clearly focused bundle of cute. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Newborn animals in zoos and aquariums across the world are welcomed in this photographic exhibit meant to draw attention to the important conservation role these organizations maintain for many endangered species. Read full book review >
BATS IN TROUBLE by Pamela McDowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Purposeful but effective in delivering an environmental message and encouraging action. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Visiting her grandfather's Alberta farm, Cricket and her best friend, Shilo, discover dead bats near wind turbines operated by the local utility, work out the problem, and find a way to help the bats migrate more safely. Read full book review >

SNICKERDOODLE TAKES THE CAKE by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Though Snickerdoodle fails to resist gluttony with either cake, this remains a realistic look at problem-solving and making things right. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young chinchilla who just can't resist temptation comes up with a way to make amends. Read full book review >
I WISH I WAS A LION by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Serviceable but nothing to roar about. (Informational early reader. 5-9)"
Can the venerable I Can Read line attract beginning readers with facts? Read full book review >
APPLEWHITES COAST TO COAST by Stephanie S. Tolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A humdrum adventure that muddily tries to convey the notion that all of life's students are also teachers. (Fiction. 8-13)"
The Applewhites take their untraditional, ramshackle educational show on the road. Read full book review >
MERRY CHRISTMAS, PEANUT! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Adults might find Peanut's cheery, repetitive catchphrase annoying, but kids will likely eat this up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Border continues his food-as-characters shtick with this Christmas tale about a family of peanuts celebrating the holiday together. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Emma Randall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A tip of the hat to this delightful rendition of an old song, updated with memorable illustrations and a modern cast of characters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This handsome rendition of the classic holiday song features a striking black cover with a folk-art-style floral border and the title in gold letters. Read full book review >
A WORLD OF COOKIES FOR SANTA by M.E. Furman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A delightful introduction to a popular Christmas treat and traditions around the world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Cookies are set out for Santa on Christmas Eve in many countries around the world, described in this collection that includes recipes. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF SHADOW HIGH by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This entry in the Monster High/Ever After High franchise may please fans, but it's unlikely to win new ones. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The World of Stories is in danger, and it's up to the offspring of famous fairy-tale characters and monsters to team up to save the day. 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 >