BREATHE AND BE by Kate Coombs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A successful introduction to the concept of mindfulness for young children. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Several ethnically diverse children interact with a northern landscape, closely observing and imagining themselves as various flora and fauna. Read full book review >
DAISY by Carmen Gil
by Carmen Gil, illustrated by Silvia Álvarez, translated by Jon Brokenbrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A lovely affirmation that there is value in wisdom as well as in vigor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The idyllic life of a sweet-natured donkey. Read full book review >

FAST FARM AND SLOW FARM by Min Jee  Jung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Well-intentioned but clunky. (additional facts, interview, activities) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The methods of two neighboring farmers pit chemical agriculture against naturally grown food. Read full book review >
WHAT'S MY SUPERPOWER? by Aviaq  Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Nalvana is a bundle of creativity, spunk, and determination—readers will be happy to know her. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young protagonist Nalvana lives in a small town with long winters and struggles to find her own superpower. Read full book review >
PRECIOUS HOME by Ji Hyan  Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"For young architects and kids interested in learning about the world. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
An Asian boy on a skateboard describes a variety of domiciles. Read full book review >

OUR GIFT-FILLED EARTH by Eun Hee Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"It's rare to recommend television over a book, but in this case, stick with How It's Made. For gratitude for nature choose Thank You, Bees (2017) by Toni Yuly. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Three young children explore the "gifts" from nature used to make items from glass and salt to cotton and cheese. Read full book review >
NICK THE KNIGHT, DRAGON SLAYER by Aron  Dijkstra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Nick's great quest to 'fight' a dragon is more buildup than story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fierce dragon needs slaying, and young knight Nick's determined to do it. Read full book review >
WELCOME HOME, BEAVER by Magnus  Weightman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Skip. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young beaver sets off on an adventure, but can his friend Akita and his hot air balloon help Beaver find the way home? Read full book review >
BYE BYE BIG! by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"The element of surprise and lots of opportunities for listeners to chime in will make this a great one for read-alouds. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little ones explore the food chain and make size comparisons in this tongue-in-cheek book. Read full book review >
THE POND by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Heart-wrenching, powerful, and beautifully realized. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Dad plans a pond in the backyard and speaks of all the wonderful things that it will hold. But it is a promise left unfulfilled. Read full book review >
IF MY MOON WAS YOUR SUN by Andreas Steinhöfel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A quiet story and pleasant music combine for a calming, peaceful, and even uplifting performance. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this import from Germany, a 9-year-old boy named Max sneaks his grandfather, who has dementia—the Great Forgetting—and another older woman, Miss Schneider, out of their nursing home. Read full book review >
THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK by Daniel Nayeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"The historical narrative is of mild interest, but the incorporated toy is off-target in several ways. (bibliography) (Informational novelty. 8-10)"
A historical overview of archery with a cut-in grip and sturdy plastic wings that unfold to form an actual bow—punch-out cardboard arrows and targets included. 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 >