THE BUBBLE WHO WOULD NOT POP! by Shelly  Roark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Still, this is sure to help parents explain to children that God knows their prayers, needs, and hopes before they even have the words for them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Roark explains prayer in a basic way to the youngest children. Read full book review >
ALL AROUND US by Xelena  González
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Life-affirming in its quiet splendor. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
In González and Garcia's picture-book debut, a girl and her grandfather reflect on the cycles that characterize life, death, and renewal. Read full book review >

INSPECTOR BRUNSWICK by Chris Sam Lam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Solidly silly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Inspector Brunswick and sidekick Nelson solve a dastardly mystery at the art museum. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A cheerful, busy vision of the classic holiday song. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The traditional holiday song is illustrated with a nontraditional approach, featuring a pair of young elephants as the gift-giver and the recipient. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT GARDEN by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Fans of Horvath's Newbery Honor book, Everything on a Waffle (2001), will be disappointed; this one isn't nearly as good. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A remote Canadian farm contains a magic garden. Read full book review >

WHEN THE MOON COMES by Paul Harbridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"The game of shinny, which never grows old. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It is a ritual with many moving parts. So it is rare, and so it is magic. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A terrifically told story with striking design and illustrations that will empower its readers. (glossary, further reading, sources) (Picture book. 8-14)"
A lengthy picture book about a female ninja in 16th-century Japan. Read full book review >
TURTLE ISLAND by Eldon Yellowhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Overall, the book offers an appealing introduction to the diverse nations and remarkable resilience of the original inhabitants of this continent and is likely to inspire respect, pride, and a desire to learn more. (maps, sources, further reading, index not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A comprehensive overview of the Indigenous populations of North America from 100,000 years ago until the present in just over 100 pages is an ambitious undertaking. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, PLANET by Liniers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Liniers continues his run of clever comics for kids, with a fun adventure and panels full of easy-to-follow action. Delightful. (Graphic fantasy. 4-8)"
After a day full of play with her toy fawn, Planet, a little blonde white girl drifts off to sleep—and Planet is off to play for the night. Read full book review >
I LOVE MY PURSE by Belle DeMont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Affirming of gender nonconformity if somewhat fragmented. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A purse-wearing boy inspires others to wear and do what they wish, too. Read full book review >
THE INFAMOUS RATSOS ARE NOT AFRAID by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Charming. (Animal fantasy. 5-8)"
Following The Infamous Ratsos (2016), Louie and Ralphie Ratso deal with different types of fear while starting a carnival-style arcade. Read full book review >
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, KING BABY by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A royal serving of fun for the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A big sister's nose is out of joint when her baby brother arrives and makes a royal mess of what she regarded as her once-ideal life. 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 >