MARY POPPINS by P.L. Travers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A delightful excursion into a timelessly magical world, eminently suitable for reading alone or aloud. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A handsomely produced gift edition of the 1934 classic, undoubtedly timed to capitalize on the release of the upcoming film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, in December 2018. Read full book review >
TITANOSAUR by José Luis Carballido
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Everyone who reads this case study in paleontology's methods and awesome rewards will want to grow up to be a dinosaur scientist. (jacket poster) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Argentine scientists involved in the actual dig describe one of modern paleontology's most titanic discoveries. Read full book review >

THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A SKULL by Kel McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Dynamic and thought-provoking, this foray into the world of African fables and fairy tales is sure to entertain young readers who welcome both strong messages and open-ended myths. (Graphic folktales. 9-13)"
African tales get makeovers in this eclectic collection of fables in the form of comics. Read full book review >
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 >
RIVERS by Peter Goes
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A broad, shallow, teeming torrent of facts and marvels: Readers tempted to take a dip will be swept irresistibly along. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
A tour of the world's great rivers, bedizened with hundreds of images and notes on regional geography, history, folklore, culture, and natural history. Read full book review >

FROM AN IDEA TO DISNEY by Lowey Bundy Sichol
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Inspirational fare for uncritical younger capitalists and entrepreneurs. (bibliography, source notes, timeline) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A history of the Walt Disney Co., from Mickey to megacorporation. Read full book review >
FREDERIK SANDWICH AND THE MAYOR WHO LOST HER MARBLES by Kevin John Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2019

"Attempting to bridge the gap between madcap and socially conscious, this follow-up fails. (Adventure. 8-12)"
It seems that zombies may be menacing the town of Frederik's Hill in this sequel to Scott's series opener about a similarly ambiguous earthquake (Frederik Sandwich and the Earthquake That Couldn't Possibly Be, 2018). Read full book review >
HORRIBLE HARRY SAYS GOODBYE by Suzy Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 27, 2018

"A fitting farewell, still funny, acute, and positive in its view of human nature even in its 37th episode. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A long-running series reaches its closing chapters. Read full book review >
SECRETS FROM THE DEEP by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Fans of the series will enjoy another outing. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Ahoy! It's pirate treasure for a city sleuth. Read full book review >
WINGS OF OLYMPUS by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"With a first book this flat, it's hard to envision a series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A foundling and a winged horse compete in a race planned by the Greek gods. Read full book review >
BATMAN FLASHLIGHT PROJECTIONS by Jake Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Insubstantial but properly atmospheric. (Novelty. 6-9)"
Projected images of the Dark Knight, his friends, foes, and gear. Read full book review >
TALKING TO THE MOON by Jan L. Coates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"This blend of a contemporary search for roots with finely detailed colonial history rewards patient readers, especially fans of historical fiction. (author interview) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A foster child on the autism spectrum finds friendship and surprising connection in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 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 >