SEE FOR YOURSELF by Dorothea DePrisco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"A wide-ranging and engaging survey. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
What we see, how we see, and how eyes work. Read full book review >
REMEMBER 10 WITH EXPLORER BEN by Catherine Veitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"Readers will enjoy the memory challenges, and many may well put the techniques that work best to use in their daily lives. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Veitch invites readers to tag along with Ben on his worldwide adventures and learn some memory-enhancing techniques along the way. Read full book review >

EXTREME SURVIVORS by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Perspective-building intros to some of our most ancient relatives. (timeline, summary facts, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Ten creatures that make the dinosaurs look like newcomers. Read full book review >
LUDWIG THE SEA DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"An exhilarating dive propelled by deft and clever use of its optical trick. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
Though eager to help his friend Peter the Penguin, whose submarine has stalled, Ludwig is stymied by the fact that, being paper himself and having been raised in a "world of books," all he knows of real water is from pictures of ponds and fish. Read full book review >
50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR by John D. Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"It's the details that grab readers' attention here instead of the big picture. (thumbnail bios, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This series entry delivers exactly what the title says. Read full book review >

50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE VIKINGS by Philip Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Piecemeal—but loaded to the gunwales with glittering hoards of historical detail. (maps, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A chronicle of the spread of Vikings and Viking culture, from early raids to Wagner's Ring cycle and Tolkien. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Assorted revelations for enquirers who prefer their science straight up but not without occasional (semi-) comical relief. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
More answers to questions common and otherwise from the veteran author of Ask a Science Teacher (2013). Read full book review >
A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANSPORTATION by Tom Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A history of transportation, indeed, and a book of wonders as well. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From putting one foot in front of the other to the X-37B space drone, Jackson and Shepherd combine to make the path of transportation as wiggly-wriggly as a night crawler—and as crazily alluring. Read full book review >
IMMIGRATION  by Harriet Brundle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Minor misstep aside, Brundle's objective treatment of this timely and controversial topic is both highly informative and accessible to a broad range of children and adults. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
What does it feel like to suddenly find yourself and your family on the move—facing an uncertain future while taking only what you can carry? What happens when a parent's job dictates that the entire family migrate not only to another country, but perhaps to another continent? Read full book review >
MICROBES by Amy  Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Scanty for a stand-alone guide but definitely a vocabulary enricher. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A playful introduction to bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A NINJA! by Chris  Conti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"'Booyakasha!' Readers can be ninjas just like the heroes on the half shell. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
"It's Turtle Time!" Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A bit patchy productionwise, but vivacious and well-argued. (timeline, glossary, source list, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
A tribute to the indefatigable Supreme Court justice—the only member of that esteemed bench ever to become a meme. 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 >