ISLAND IN THE SALISH SEA by Sheryl  McFarlane
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An informative and entertaining tale of an intriguing location and a warm family relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this Canadian import, a girl spends the summer with her grandmother on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >
THIS IS CHRISTMAS by Tom Booth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Perfect for snuggling up with on a cozy Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young chipmunk wonders what Christmas is and sets out to find the answer. Read full book review >

MRS. CLAUS TAKES THE REINS by Sue Fliess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Young children will enjoy this exuberant adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Santa is under the weather, so delivery duties fall to Mrs. Claus. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS TREE WHO LOVED TRAINS by Annie Silvestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Fir-Tree,' this story of friendship will warm children's hearts. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A solitary pine tree on the outskirts of a tree farm enjoys her place near the tracks, where she can hear trains roar past. Read full book review >
THE YIN-YANG SISTERS AND THE DRAGON FRIGHTFUL by Nancy Tupper Ling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Not quite a perfect balance here—but visually delightful nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can two sisters conquer the dragon who terrorizes their village? Read full book review >

PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN by Allison Varnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An accessible introduction to the importance of the freedom to read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh-grader June Harper sets up a secret lending library when her school decides to ban books. Read full book review >
FRIDAY NIGHT STAGE LIGHTS by Rachele Alpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Will inspire readers to go for their dreams, one leap at a time. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Brooklyn has one love: ballet. Read full book review >
WHEN GOD GAVE US WORDS by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"The gift of language becomes relevant and real in this original tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When God gives language to people, the angels strongly object, convinced "people will not know what to do with words." Read full book review >
RA THE MIGHTY by A.B. Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Fast-paced adventure with a lot of charm. (glossary of names, author's note, source note, acknowledgements) (Historical fantasy/mystery. 8-11)"
Ra is Pharaoh's Cat, exalted, proud, pampered, and very lazy. Read full book review >
TIME FOR BED, MIYUKI by Roxane Marie Galliez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A gentle story about bedtime that sweetly captures the importance of nature, family, and childhood in Japanese culture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this French import, eye-catching, detailed artwork illuminates a sweet story about a girl, her grandfather, and an elusive bedtime. Read full book review >
BA-CHAN THE NINJA GRANDMA by Sanae Ishida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Little Kunoichi gets bored during the summer, she's sent to her ninja grandma, who leads them on an adventure of the heart and mind in this intergenerational tale. Read full book review >
ARCHIE AND THE BEAR by Zanni Louise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A striking, imaginative, beary good book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A story about a little boy with a bear-sized imagination—or perhaps a fantastic friendship with a bear. 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 >