MUTANT BUNNY ISLAND by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The story is always fast-paced and imaginative, but maybe it's a little too imaginative. Skeptics may prefer something a bit more grounded. (Humorous fantasy. 8-12)"
There's a long, proud history of nonsense books, which includes Lewis Carroll and Dr. Seuss. But this novel makes less sense than most. Read full book review >
NOT SO DIFFERENT by Shane Burcaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A candid, approachable resource for curious kids. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Burcaw (Laughing at My Nightmare, 2014) answers the 10 most common questions kids ask about his disability, spinal muscular atrophy. Read full book review >

MANY by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A sobering message presented gloriously. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Writer and zoologist Davies celebrates the "big, beautiful, complicated pattern" that is life on Earth. Read full book review >
BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A picture book more than worthy of sharing the shelf with Alan Schroeder and Jerry Pinkney's Minty (1996) and Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson's Moses (2006). (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A memorable, lyrical reverse-chronological walk through the life of an American icon. Read full book review >
SNOW BEAST COMES TO PLAY by Phil Gosier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The lack of adventure and the pat, pedestrian resolution makes this an ineffective if well-intentioned appeal to get past the unreliability of first impressions. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Unfortunately for one disgruntled snow beast, there isn't a whole lot to do on the mountain aside from snoring or comparing relative foot size (big, bigger, biggest). Read full book review >

ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! AHHH-CHOO! by Katy S.  Duffield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Kids who are ill here on Earth may be entertained by this look at one alien's cold and his family's attempts to make him feel better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Think you have a bad cold? How much worse would it be if your anatomy included two throats, three noses, and five ears?! Read full book review >
BETTY’S BURGLED BAKERY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This tasty treat's bound to have young readers alliterating along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bandit wipes out Betty's Bakery! Can the Gumshoe Zoo crack the case? Read full book review >
READ THE BOOK, LEMMINGS! by Ame Dyckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Delightfully imparts the joy and discovery of reading—and many chuckles and guffaws. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lemmings don't jump off cliffs; someone just needs to tell the lemmings. Read full book review >
WINTER DANCE by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An exemplary addition to the shelves of nature-themed picture books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As winter begins to set in, a curious fox wonders what he ought to do. Read full book review >
PILLOWLAND by Laurie Berkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"For Berkner's fans; there are much better books about children visiting imaginative lands. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Berkner's children's song gets the picture-book treatment with illustrations from Garoche. Read full book review >
THREE LITTLE MONKEYS by Quentin Blake
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Children may not recognize themselves herein, but their caregivers will see their little monkeys. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hilda Snibbs cares for Tim, Sam, and Lulu, three lively monkeys. Read full book review >
A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS by Susanna Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This cheerful, easy-to-understand story offers a satisfying lesson for families who want to convey the Christian meaning of the Christmas holiday. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Little Bunny celebrates with his animal friends at a Christmas party celebrating the birth of Jesus. 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 >