TRIO by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2017

"Lovely to look at, a pleasure to read aloud, and offering plenty of details to pore over, Trio's story seems destined to become a favorite for many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Despite having only three legs, Trio the cat lives a full, happy life. Read full book review >
SPIRITED AWAY by Tom  Dawe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A few mild chills but bland and generic fare overall. (glossary) (Folkloric short stories. 8-11)"
Supernatural talk and tales from a Newfoundland poet and lifelong resident. Read full book review >

WHEN I WAS A DINOSAUR by Tatsuhide Matsuoka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A fun fantasy sure to be enjoyed by the dino-obsessed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative young Japanese child receives a birthday gift that any kid would covet—a dinosaur suit! Read full book review >
I DREAMED I WAS A DOG by Joel  Nakamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2017

"A messy assemblage of convenient pieces that doesn't add up to a satisfying whole. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dream stories might not be straightforward, but they can be disappointing. Read full book review >
NILE CROSSING by Katy Beebe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"A beautiful, flawed story that rings true even if set thousands of years ago. (historical note, bibliography, author's note, illustrator's note, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
A starting-school story set in the Egyptian New Kingdom (c. 1550-1070 B.C.E.). Read full book review >

WHO AM I? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"With full force of knowing right from wrong, readers will jump at the chance to chime in with the repeated admonishment: 'You are a rabbit!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit with a madcap imagination pretends to be many other animals. Read full book review >
FOX AND THE BIKE RIDE by Corey R. Tabor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A fun, free-wheeling romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Passengers on a bicycle-built-for-many get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >
SAIL AWAY DRAGON by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Fans of the series will delight in seeing these favorites again, and Girl and Dragon should win some new ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl and a dragon take their sweet friendship on an adventure. Read full book review >
A SMALL BLUE WHALE by Beth Ferry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Amiable but with no surprises, this story about finding friendship makes for a pleasant if not particularly memorable read-aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about finding friends. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Quibbles aside, pastry chefs in the making will be fascinated by this accessible tribute to a true American icon and will be tempted to try the appended cookie recipe. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A chocolate candy bar cannonballing into a possessed mixer. Baking chocolate suddenly going AWOL. These are just a couple of the persistent myths orbiting the origins of America's quintessential dessert: the chocolate chip cookie. Read full book review >
BREAKER BOY by Joan Hiatt Harlow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Acceptable but far from groundbreaking. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A breaker boy in the Pennsylvania mines learns to overcome his fears. Read full book review >
THE 12 SLEIGHS OF CHRISTMAS by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"This will interest kids who love their vehicles, but the text simply doesn't take flight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (2011) moves on to a different kind of vehicle with this rhyming story about the invention of alternative sleighs for Santa's Christmas Eve deliveries. 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 >