THE HAUNTED HOUSE NEXT DOOR  by Andres  Miedoso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Simple text, short chapters, and plenty of illustrations will appeal to emerging readers who prefer just a little shiver with their story—and to other readers too. (Suspense. 6-9)"
What happens if you move to a new town and your house is haunted? Andres is about to find out! Read full book review >
LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers. (Collective biography. 6-12)"
Visual artist Harrison introduces 40 trailblazing black women from United States history in this inspiring volume for young readers. Read full book review >

PARTY ANIMALS! by Cléa Dieudonné
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Heaping helpings of hurrahs for the hoopoe! (Picture book. 6-8)"
A teeming tower of birthday hullaballoo over 6 feet (about 190 cm) high. Read full book review >
THE DAY WE LOST PET by Chuck Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Breathtakingly original. (Picture book. 4-11)"
From the opening pages, with lines like "we were piles of skin laundry blending into a world of pales and fogs," debut author Young transports readers into a world somehow familiar and simultaneously unlike any they have ever experienced. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A breath of fresh air. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Author Willey brings years of experience in children's music and movement to her debut. Read full book review >

GROUNDHUG DAY by Anne Marie Pace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Readers may learn a thing or two about both being a friend and getting over their own fears. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A moose and his forest friends are busy planning a Valentine's Day party, but one aspect of the organizing stops them in their tracks. Read full book review >
NINA by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A good introduction to Simone's life, from her early love of music to her rise to the status of legend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A biography about the legendary singer told as a lullaby from Simone to her daughter. Read full book review >
THE NEW KID by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Combining inviting storytelling with a warm message of friendship and accountability, this entry is a welcome addition to a pretty near perfect series for independent readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
English and Freeman's Carver Chronicles kids make the acquaintance of a mysterious and self-assured new kid in town. All goes awry when a prized bike goes missing. Read full book review >
THE CRIMS by Kate Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Jolly good criminal fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Imogen's plan to become head girl at Lilyworth Ladies' College is sabotaged when she's exposed as belonging to a (singularly inept) crime family; to overturn her expulsion, she must prove they were framed for a heist they're proud of. Read full book review >
NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE by Zoe Waring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Yep, a kiss is a mighty powerful thing to combat loneliness and exclusion. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Poor Porcupine longs for some physical affection. Won't anyone give him a hug? Read full book review >
CLICK, CLACK, MOO I LOVE YOU! by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A lesson in diversity and making people welcome that starts kids off on the right foot in these rough, divided times. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little diversity goes a long way toward getting the party started in this latest farm tale from Cronin and Lewis. Read full book review >
100 THINGS I LOVE TO DO WITH YOU by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Sure to spark readers' own lists of things they love to do. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A rollicking, rhyming read-aloud gives kids ideas for things to do with someone else. 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 >