SMOOT by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Not since Peter Pan's has a shadow commanded such well-deserved attention. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the middle of a city filled with Old World stuccoed walls and tiled roofs, a boy's shadow yearns to break free. Read full book review >
PINE & BOOF by Ross Burach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A predictable yet humorous origin story for an endearing pair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meet Pine the Porcupine and Boof the Bear and the lucky red leaf that brings them together. Read full book review >

THE ANTLERED SHIP by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A beautifully composed package filled with whimsy and wisdom—the story of this unique vessel will inspire and entertain thoughtful listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A philosophical fox full of questions boards a ship with strangers and discovers that finding friends is even better than finding answers. Read full book review >
ENGINERDS by Jarrett Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A boisterous balance of potty humor and geek pride in this rollicking young engineer's adventure, the first of two. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A gang of science nerds unwittingly unleashes a squadron of destructive robots and must engineer a way to save the town in Lerner's debut novel. Read full book review >
FRANK THE SEVEN-LEGGED SPIDER by Michaele Razi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"By turns hilarious, affirming, and an itsy bit disturbing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After losing a leg, a spider sets out to find it—and his identity. Read full book review >

JUST DANCE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A quiet tale about finding your own voice. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A gifted wordsmith wonders if her opera-singer mom misses her career. Read full book review >
CALEB AND KIT by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A realistic story with strong, recognizable characters that doesn't reduce cystic fibrosis to a tragedy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old boy attempts to take charge of his own life. Read full book review >
AUTUMN HIDE-AND-SQUEAK by Steve Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A sweet tale of friendship, both new and old. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Horace and Hattie find a new friend to play with as they hide and seek among the harbingers of fall. Read full book review >
ON THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STAR by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A gentle, empathetic tribute to the value of reaching out to welcome a new friend. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bunny and Dog live solitary, parallel lives in adjacent homes until their shared glimpse of a shooting star engenders a new and steadfast friendship. Read full book review >
BAABWAA AND WOOLIAM by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Great for knitters, for readers, for fun-seeking adventurers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wolf and two sheep in a funny-ever-after tale? Yes! Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF GOLD by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"More sentimental even than Staake's earlier My Pet Book (2014), but the shiny metaphor is well-intentioned and the nod to libraries is well-taken. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lifelong quest slowly transforms a stolidly incurious Brooklyn lad into an educated, well-traveled geezer. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fine family fable and a perfect story to read to a devoted dog. (Picture book. 3-9)"
When the dads go on vacation, what's a faithful dog to do? 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 >