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 >
A YEAR IN NATURE by Hazel Maskell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An idyllic view of the conventional annual cycle. (Informational pop-up novelty. 5-8)"
Trees leaf out and change color, wildflowers bloom, birds nest, and fawns and fox kits grow through a four-season round. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Safe, mostly conservative choices in an expansive gathering, with dazzling visuals. (bibliography, indexes) (Poetry. 8-13)"
Some 200-plus short poems about U.S. places, people, and events are superimposed on big, bright landscape and other photographs. Read full book review >
A FIRST BOOK OF THE SEA by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"As in the sea, there's something in this volume's abundance for most everyone, and it will amply reward repeat visitors, who will benefit from its largesse. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Waves, tides, sands, oh my! Read full book review >
BENJI, THE BAD DAY, AND ME by Sally J. Pla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An ordinary story is given a spark of life by the inclusion of an empathetic little brother with autism. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who wins in a competition for attention with a sibling with autism? It's not a "who," it's a "what": brotherly love. Read full book review >

THERE'S A HOLE IN THE LOG ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A serviceable contribution to cumulative-song collections or surprise-ending collections. (musical notation, song lyrics) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A familiar cumulative folk song gets a mild tweak. Read full book review >
KING ALICE by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Sweet and loving characters can't quite make up for a lack of plot. (Picture book. 4-8)"
King Alice lays down the law when her family is snowbound. Read full book review >
SUPERNOVA by Kazu Kibuishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Kibuishi gives his epic tale a hefty nudge toward its long-building climax while giving readers plenty of reasons to stick around for it. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Stonekeeper Emily frees the elves from their monstrous masked ruler and sets out to rejoin her brother and mother in the series' penultimate episode. Read full book review >
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A shallow, worn exploration of diverse experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl describes the idyllic scene outside her window and wonders, "What's outside your window?" Read full book review >
PHONE CALL WITH A FISH by Silvia Vecchini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A thoughtful consideration of communication and connection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child seems to never say anything at school until a determined classmate gets creative about listening. Read full book review >
VERY RICH by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Horvath is at her odd, arch best here—generous with her wry observations of people and their awkward relationships and foibles. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rupert Brown discovers a family as odd as his own—but in which food, clothing, warmth, and money are abundant and barely noticed. Read full book review >
ASTRONAUT IN TRAINING by Catherine  Ard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Stimulating career guidance for young STEM-winders. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A quick course in the skills and background knowledge an astronaut needs. 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 >