OLD MACDONALD HAD A…ZOO? by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A wild time on the MacDonald farm, with music included at the close. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Old MacDonald had a—kangaroo?!? Read full book review >
THIS IS A GOOD STORY by Adam Lehrhaupt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Best for readers who have clearly indicated they would like to take their writing efforts to the next level. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young white girl writes and illustrates a story, which is critiqued by the narrator as it is created. Read full book review >

CRAZY ABOUT CATS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"There's lots going on here, and all of it good. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book explores the mammal family of felids—cats. Read full book review >
ABBY IN WONDERLAND by Sarah Mlynowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Readers who have followed the series will have a leg up, but other book lovers and fantasists will find some kindred souls here. (follow-up games and activities) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
When Frankie falls down a rabbit hole, Abby; her nemesis, Penny; and her good friend Robin all follow. Read full book review >
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An original tale of family love, scientific passion, and a truly epic journey of self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Instead of a lost kitten, 11-year-old Stella "Bug" Rodriguez rescues a black hole she names Larry ("short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of infinite gravity at the heart of a black hole"). Read full book review >

THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TUMMY  by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"While undeniably goofy and action-packed, this probably won't gain fans among Egyptians or overweight people. (glossary) (Adventure. 7-12)"
Third-grade spy Dexter Drabner from Mutant Rat Attack! (2017) returns for another wacky adventure. Read full book review >
VAMPIRE TROUBLE  by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Mild monster exposure for kids just dipping their toes in creepy. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Following Ghost Attack (2017), a new spooky encounter triggers Alex's allergies. Read full book review >
BIG SISTER, LITTLE MONSTER by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Monstrous sisterly fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An exasperated big sister learns to love her little monster of a sibling by finding her own inner monster. Read full book review >
CONTROL FREAK by Steve Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This won't 'fry everyone's burgers,' but its audience exists. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-11)"
No matter the sport, Steve, middle schooler at Spiro T. Agnew Middle School, is the undisputed King of the Bench. Read full book review >
THE EXPLORER by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A tropical action-filled adventure with heart. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A crash-landing in the Amazon leaves four children stranded in the deep jungle. Read full book review >
A HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION STARS by Seth Fishman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An auspicious primer on some very big numbers. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Huge numbers take on an even bigger scale in Fishman and Greenberg's insightful, awe-inspiring picture book. Read full book review >
ADRIANA'S ANGELS by Ruth  Goring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A missed opportunity to address the important, and very current, topic of refugees and asylum seekers. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two guardian angels keep watch over a young girl both in her native Colombia and in her new home in Chicago. 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 >