A DASTARDLY PLOT by Christopher  Healy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A zany, rollicking series opener. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 8-14)"
An inventor's daughter must stop a plot targeting New York City's World's Fair in 1883. Read full book review >
THE HAUNTING OF HOUNDS HOLLOW by Jeffrey Salane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Middle-grade horror is a difficult genre; Salane's attempt will appeal only to some. (Horror. 8-12)"
A mysteriously ill boy fights off undead dogs in this spooky middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

THE SECOND STORY by Neil Patrick Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A heartfelt sequel that primes audiences for the next installment. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Magic Misfits are back for another outing. Read full book review >
AN INCONVENIENT ALPHABET by Beth Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Deelytful and iloominaating for noo and seesuned reeders alyk. (author's and illustrator's notes, quotation sources, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Two Founding Fathers team up for their own miniature revolution—to simplify and standardize American English. Read full book review >
THE SUN IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL by Nick Seluk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"This charming star shines bright. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A humorous introduction to our sun and the solar system. Read full book review >

THROUGH THE WINDOW by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Despite sparkling prose, look elsewhere. (author's note, art reproductions, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Moishe Shagal leaves his home in Belarus and grows up to become acclaimed artist Marc Chagall. Read full book review >
SUPER SIMPLE SUMI-E by Yvonne Palka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Charming, practical, and a good guide to using a brush to create simple illustrations. (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Palka offers an accessible introduction to sumi-e, or Japanese ink painting, through simple illustrated techniques and appealing animals. Read full book review >
ROCK WHAT YA GOT by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A book for new and seasoned artists alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An artist's sketch of a little girl comes alive with a message of self-love in Berger and Kerascoët's debut collaboration. Read full book review >
HIKING DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Black and brown nature lovers, here's one to read and share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mother-daughter author-illustrator team Anne (who passed away in April 2018) and Lizzy Rockwell have crafted a quiet story that positively portrays a black family spending time in nature. While this shouldn't be a news flash in 2018, it is. Read full book review >
PIRATE JACK GETS DRESSED by Nancy Raines Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Yer pirate-lovin' tender-aged readers will give Pirate Jack a thumbs-up, but they won't find many surprises, and disability advocates will find the same old, same old. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bold, black-bearded pirate gets dressed for the day, describing each item of his pirate garb by color in rollicking, rhyming text. Read full book review >
TIGERS & TEA WITH TOPPY by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A loving remembrance of a tender, enduring intergenerational relationship. (authors' notes, sources, photos) (Picture book/memoir. 4-9)"
Rhoda vividly remembers exciting New York weekends with her grandfather Toppy, the artist Charles R. Knight, who created many of the murals at the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >
SURPRISE! by Caroline Hadilaksono
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Pine-cone party hats, a camping trip gone awry, and three creative compatriots make for a rollicking read-aloud, perfect for summer campfires. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A story about a woodland party that offers a surprise to all the guests! 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 >