A GOOD DAY FOR DUCKS by Jane Whittingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2018

"Just right to enjoy after a rainy-day outing while sipping a cup of hot chocolate and perhaps wearing a pair of bunny slippers. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In this Canadian import, a brother and sister play outside in the rain and then enjoy a snack and art activity together. Read full book review >
BUNNY ROMERO'S WHITE HOUSE ADVENTURE by Margie Blumberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2018

"Funny, warm, and unreflective of the current White House."
In this rhyming, illustrated children's book, a young girl goes to the White House for a field trip and makes an unscheduled visit to the kitchen. Read full book review >

ENOUGH!  by Emily Easton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Timely and stirring. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A shoutout to heroes of nonviolent protest, from Sam Adams to the Parkland students. Read full book review >
OPERATION RESCUE DOG by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A very accessible story that will strike a chord with pet lovers and military families. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alma and her abuela get a rescue dog as a surprise for her mother's return from Iraq. Read full book review >
ONE CHRISTMAS WISH by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A heartwarming tale of the magic of Christmas, but adults will need to be ready to help children past the rough spots. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy finds a box of old ornaments that come to life on a special Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

PETE THE CAT'S 12 GROOVY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Pete's fans might find it groovy; anyone else has plenty of other '12 Days of Christmas' variants to choose among. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pete, the cat who couldn't care less, celebrates Christmas with his inimitable lassitude. Read full book review >
RUNNING ON EMPTY by S.E. Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"AJ is imperfect, kindhearted, loving, earnest, and entirely delightful. (Fiction. 8-12)"
AJ, 11, is a worrier and a dreamer, and he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Read full book review >
INCOGNITO by Shelley  Johannes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Beatrice Zinker is a positive model for conflict resolution, third-grade style. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Beatrice Zinker returns. Read full book review >
MY COMMUNITY by Raven Howell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A nice reflection of a diverse, multihued world."
A girl walks readers through her day, introducing the many members of her diverse community in Howell's (Shimmer, 2017) rhyming picture book with illustrations by Yang (A New Book for Jack, 2017).Read full book review >
HUSH HUSH, FOREST by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A soothing and superb story to read to nature lovers at bedtime. (Picture book. 3-7)<"
This nature-themed picture book brings readers through autumn and just into winter. Read full book review >
THE WIND CALLED MY NAME by Mary Louise Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Could have been great but is just good. (list of dichos, author's note, glossary and pronunciation guide) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A Depression-era story that's not so depressing. Read full book review >
THE GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAMS OF ALL TIME by Editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A football fan's treasure trove of magic seasons and moments. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Storied football teams are ranked and compared. 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 >