THE LITTLE MERMAID by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A magnificent counter to the Disney pap. (Pop-up/fairy tale. 9-12)"
In his latest stunner, Sabuda pairs a version of the tale that is less abridged than most retellings to paper-engineered effects that, as usual, raise the bar of the physically possible. Read full book review >
THE CAMEL IN THE SUN by Griffin Ondaatje
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A lesson in empathy—for animals but also in general—delivered at a pace as stately as a camel's. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The Prophet Muhammad bridges a gap between a weary old camel and its heedless master in this version of a passed-down Muslim hadith. Read full book review >

HOW TO DRAW A CHICKEN by Jean-Vincent Sénac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Minimalist silliness that may be more art than substance. (Picture book. 5-12)"
This book might as well be titled How Not to Draw a Chicken. Read full book review >
JORGE FROM ARGENTINA by Marlyn Monge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though this has more of a religious bent than most biographies, children should gain an understanding of the new pope as a person. (Biography. 7-10)"
Beginning with the emigration of Jorge's grandparents from Italy to Argentina, this biography traces Bergoglio's life, concluding with his attendance at World Youth Day in July 2013, as Pope Francis. Read full book review >
FREAKING OUT by Polly Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Seeming more like a volume therapists might assign their patients to read than one teenagers would pick up on their own, this effort may still provide some assistance to those struggling with anxiety. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Thirteen young adults relate their struggles with anxiety. Read full book review >

HORRENDO'S CURSE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just a sketch of the earlier plotline remains, but the pictures make the action easy to follow, and the theme is as sweet as Horrendo's delectable French toast. (Graphic novel. 9-11)"
A lad bearing the "curse" of unfailing politeness wages peace in this graphic version of a 2002 novel. Read full book review >
THE BELT OF FIRE by Oliver Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Vague martial arts platitudes told but not really taught. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Chua's energetic cartoon scenes of children in graceful martial arts poses fail to animate this ponderous tale of dissonance in kung fu class. Read full book review >
DESMOND PUCKET MAKES MONSTER MAGIC by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Colored illustrations and comics plus the whacked, gross humor and glow-in-the-dark cover make this a must. Sequel promised. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
Desmond's monster magic pranks are excellent—but they might get him expelled. Read full book review >
GHOST PRISON by Joseph Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Not for the faint of heart, this probably should be read with the lights on…they'll likely have to stay on. (Horror. 8-11)"
Billy's new job at the ghost prison may be the death of him. Read full book review >
AESOP'S FABLES by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Incorporating a vain crow, opportunistic wolves and foxes, talking trees and more, this collection both instructs and charms. (scholar's note) (Fables. 5-10)"
Prolific Brit Rosen and Canadian artist Hacikyan deliver 13 of the legendary fabulist's moral vignettes. Read full book review >
MIMI POWER AND THE I-DON'T-KNOW-WHAT by Victoria Miles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A humorous and affectionate look at the trials and tribulations of family life. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Life is 10 times harder when you have a really annoying little sister. Read full book review >
HIVE MIND by Timothy J. Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Apt for scientifically minded Magic Treehouse graduates. (Science fantasy. 8-12)"
By the early 22nd century, postal robots deliver packages via 3-D printers and scientists shrink themselves to study microbiology, but no one's solved colony collapse disorder. 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 >