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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
BLOB by Joy Sorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A morality tale whose moral may go missing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Life is a bowl of cherries when you are voted the ugliest animal in the world—until next year's contest. Read full book review >

THE AMAZING ANIMAL ATLAS by Nick Crumpton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Too limited for reference but easy on the eyes and well-suited for browsing and sharing with younger animal lovers. (index) (Picture atlas. 5-8)"
A select gallery of world wildlife, grouped geographically. Read full book review >
TRAINS by Ian Graham
by Ian Graham, illustrated by Stephen Biesty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A small but choice set of technological marvels for budding trainiacs. (Informational novelty. 6-8)"
A parade of locomotives, from the sprightly Patentee of 1833 to the next generation of maglev speedsters. Read full book review >
EDMOND: THE THING by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"We were all strangers, once, so howdy, stranger. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The arrival of a stranger—"the Thing"—roils the placid waters of Edmond the Squirrel and George Owl's day. Read full book review >
THREE BALLS OF WOOL by Henriqueta  Cristina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A timely story of refugees and the strength of individuality over conformity. (foreword, maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
For political refugees, bringing something from the old country, even something as simple as color, is a way of remembering and retaining roots. Read full book review >
PIGÍN OF HOWTH by Kathleen  Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Genuinely whimsical. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Three adventures of the gentlemanly Irish pig Pigín. Read full book review >
MY JOURNEY TO THE STARS by Scott Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"The pictures are a patchwork, but the authorial voice is distinct and the story has its unique aspects. (Picture book/autobiography. 7-9)"
An astronaut's story, from early adventures with his twin brother (who also became an astronaut) to record-breaking feats in space. Read full book review >
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Erik Forrest  Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no bones about it: young readers will get a taste of the classic in a fun and humerus way (wocka wocka). (Fiction. 8-12) "
The Muppets put a humorous spin on the classic tragedy The Phantom of the Opera. 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 >