THE GLASSMAKER'S DAUGHTER by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"Rich illustrations, a familiar fairy-tale structure, and an upbeat message make this story a visually attractive, comfortable read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Venetian glassmaker's daughter resists attempts to cheer her up. Read full book review >
THE SHIP OF THE DEAD by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Riordan is again fighting for a revolution in middle-grade fiction with his funny, whiplash-fast writing and deep moral convictions. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Riordan's third installment of Magnus Chase's adventures careens through the Nine Worlds in a boat called the Big Banana.Read full book review >

I AM GANDHI  by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Only barely informative and severely lacking in authenticity. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Gandhi, the guru of nonviolence, becomes the latest addition to Meltzer's Ordinary People Change the World Series. Read full book review >
A CHRISTMAS CAROL  by Sarah Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An entertaining seasonal diversion. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Busy tableaux offer readers the opportunity to seek and find disparate characters and items that figure in Charles Dickens' beloved tale. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE SEA by Kate Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Art, text, and layout create a pleasing combination for a science shelf or a coffee table. (selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
The introduction accurately states that "this book shines a light on a few of the extraordinary creatures that live beneath the waves." Read full book review >

THE EGYPTIAN ENCHANTMENT by Dan Metcalf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Unsubtle fun for young mystery lovers. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Shenanigans ensue when a little girl lets loose some very magical and mischievous figurines. Read full book review >
LEAF by Sandra  Dieckmann
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Dieckmann beautifully weaves together some of today's most difficult themes into a deceptively simple tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lost polar bear strikes fear into the woodland animals until his extraordinary efforts to return home bring help, hope, and understanding. Read full book review >
GEORGE AND HIS SHADOW by Davide Cali
by Davide Cali, illustrated by Serge Bloch, translated by Debbie Bibo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Droll. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What's that sitting at the table? And why is it following George all over the city? Read full book review >
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON by Danielle Daniel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Daniel has enabled a full deep breath on every page of this gentle, relaxing book, which engages without overloading and lends a specialness to things too easy to miss in the natural world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Four-line poems lend a magical quality to a series of simple experiences witnessed once in a blue moon. Read full book review >
ONLY YOU CAN SAVE CHRISTMAS! by Adam Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A nonsensical title and premise, frenetic illustrations, and butt jokes do not add up to a noteworthy Christmas story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa's head elf, Wink Silverbells, gathers all the items from "The Twelve Days of Christmas" so Santa can give them to Mrs. Claus as her Christmas gifts. Read full book review >
MICE SKATING by Annie Silvestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Some may flip through this book again and again, not even reading it, just enjoying the pictures and searching for gold. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When readers open up this book the first thing some of them will think is: "Is that real gold?" Read full book review >
FAMOUSLY PHOEBE by Lori  Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A worthy, sistercentric addition for the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adored little girl must adjust to sharing the spotlight with her new baby sister. 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 >