ME AND MISTER P. by Maria Farrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Useful as bibliotherapy for siblings and classmates of children with autism, this effort also crosses over to readers who enjoy fantastical animal tales. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Arthur struggles to deal with his seemingly on-the-spectrum younger brother, Liam—until a friendly polar bear, Mister P., arrives to help. Read full book review >
CAN'T CATCH ME! by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A valuable lesson on egotism, with more than one echo of 'The Gingerbread Boy.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is the boasting mouse asking for trouble? Read full book review >

THE SANTA THIEF by Alane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An entertaining story with a plucky main character, a problem-solver rather than a thief. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy named Georgie secretly makes presents for his parents and surprises them on Christmas morning, when he receives a surprise gift himself. Read full book review >
IT'S SHOE TIME! by Bryan Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Hilarious and very well-executed—shoe-pendous, even—this is a great addition for emerging readers and pun enthusiasts alike. One might say, a perfect pairing. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Collier gives beginning readers a quest of mismatched shoes trying to find the "right" pair after being "left" behind. Yes, all the puns are gleefully intended. Read full book review >
INKY'S GREAT ESCAPE by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"For reading aloud or reading alone, a joyful but misleading re-creation of a fabulous feat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A daring cephalopod makes history. Read full book review >

FRANKENBUNNY by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A good choice for younger sibs terrorized by older ones or for kids who need a reminder that monsters aren't real. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What is it about siblings that makes them want to scare each other? Read full book review >
BEES IN THE CITY by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A profoundly disappointing posthumous outing from a beloved author. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A breezy look at urban beekeeping. Read full book review >
MOKOMAKI! by Satu  Kontinen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"While it's not as creative as the works of Hervé Tullet, his fans may enjoy this different kind of interactive book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Finnish graphic designer Kontinen brings her internationally popular world of digital animals to the U.S. Read full book review >
COWBOY PUG by Laura James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Loopy but fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Captain Pug (2017) found he wasn't the best sailor. Maybe he'll have more luck as a cowboy! Read full book review >
THE REAL MCCOYS by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An exceptional middle-grade read packed with giggles for young sleuths who love to explore a little off the beaten path. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fourth-grader Moxie McCoy must solve the crime of the century when the school mascot goes missing. Read full book review >
BLACK GOLD  by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A worthy addition to collections for budding readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
White Canadian city-dwellers-turned-farm kids Cyrus and Rudy are back for a third outing. Read full book review >
THE DOLDRUMS AND THE HELMSLEY CURSE by Nicholas Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Rather overstuffed. (Adventure. 8-12)"
When Archer arrives home at Rosewood from boarding school, finally to meet the grandparents he has never known, he quickly learns about a dastardly campaign against the returning explorers. 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 >