THE ELEPHANT by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A must-have for anyone who loves elephants. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
As a young boy in a striped shirt and blue jeans reads his book about elephants, readers learn facts along with him. Read full book review >
MYA IN THE MIDDLE by Crystal Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Allen lassoes another terrific tale for the Magnificent Mya Tibbs series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This latest addition to Allen's series about a determined fourth-grader highlights Mya's struggles to keep her family and friends connected any way she can. Read full book review >

LAFAYETTE! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Fans of history, Hamilton, and/or Hale's previous entries will be clamoring for this latest volume. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
The eighth entry in Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales tackles the early life of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution. Read full book review >
PROJECT FLUFFY by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"The Ratso brothers' third outing is good, anthropomorphic fun. (Animal fantasy. 5-9)"
It's Poetry Month—time for the First Annual Peter Rabbit Elementary School Poetry Contest! Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A lovely book that ties the Christmas message of friendship and generosity to the satisfaction of a job well-done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A jolly team of trucks rushes to build a firehouse in time for Christmas. Read full book review >

THE SNOWY NAP by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Amiable. (Picture book. 4-7)
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A hedgehog tries to stay awake for winter. Read full book review >
SIF AND THE DWARFS' TREASURES by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Despite unevenness, strong humor (from puns to Loki's shenanigans) and hints at deeper frost giant machinations keep the series moving. (further reading, glossary) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Loki cuts Sif's hair in this spin on the Norse myth set at Asgard Academy, first introduced in Freya and the Magic Jewel (2018). Read full book review >
HELLO WINTER! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A solid addition to Rotner's seasonal series. Bring on summer. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Rotner follows up her celebrations of spring and autumn with this look at all things winter. Read full book review >
ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Graphic storytelling at its most powerful. (Graphic fiction. 8-14) "
A young Syrian refugee tries to flee the horrors of war in this Danish import. Read full book review >
LIFE WITH MY FAMILY by Renee Hooker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Cute and familiar. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl wonders what life with her loud family would be like if they were animals instead of people. Read full book review >
STOP THAT YAWN! by Caron Levis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"The lively portrayal more than makes up for the most extended yawn depicted in a picture book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Like many children, Gabby Wild has absolutely had enough of the tedious rituals of bedtime. Gabby asks her grandmother to take her to Never Sleeping City, and without a word of protest, inquiry, or declaration, Granny agrees. Read full book review >
CONTRARY CREATURES by James Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A simple introduction and a solid addition to elementary-age collections. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Graphic artist Weinberg's debut picture book introduces readers to different animal traits. 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 >