Children's Book Reviews (page 4)

SOMETHING ROTTEN by Heather L. Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"There's nothing rotten about this book—it's a keeper. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The discoveries that arise from our flattened fauna will amaze you! Read full book review >
AVALANCHE DOG HEROES by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A peppy introduction to a lesser-known type of worker dog. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
An exploration of the work of avalanche-rescue dogs through a focus on one dog and her trainer. Read full book review >

NO SMALL POTATOES by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"This a-peel-ing story will give readers a new appreciation for spuds. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Junius G. Groves, named "Potato King of the World" by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1902, was the richest black man "living between the Missouri River and the Rockies," according to the Indianapolis Recorder. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WANTED TO BE BIG by Dave Engledow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Big on visual appeal if short on storytelling innovation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Growing pains abound in this follow-up to internet star Engledow's The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Go to Bed (2017). Read full book review >
CAT EYES by Laura Lee
by Laura Lee, illustrated by Laura Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A visually captivating read for anyone who has always wanted cats to literally be everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No one else seems to notice them, but Miki, a little girl, sees cats everywhere she looks. Read full book review >

MIA MOVES OUT by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Move this picture book onto the shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mia makes a move when sharing space overwhelms her. Read full book review >
I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Young readers may not quite make the leap from a desolate frog missing winter to a cranky child not wanting to sleep, but it's a fun read-aloud that will at least make bedtime more enjoyable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Always displaying a penchant for the dramatic, Petty and Boldt's young amphibian is back for a fourth installment of childhood angst—bedtime. Read full book review >
WILL YOU HELP ME FALL ASLEEP? by Anna Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A hoppily-ever-after ending for this froggy bedtime book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will a sleepless little frog ever catch some zzz's? Read full book review >
THREAD OF LOVE by Kabir Sehgal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Despite some shortcomings, the book carries the day on showcasing the beautiful traditions of Raksha Bandhan. (Picture book. 3-7)"
To the tune of "Frère Jacques," the book showcases Raksha Bandhan, a festival in northern India that celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. Read full book review >
AQUICORN COVE by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Readers will eagerly dive into O'Neill's latest world. Enchanting. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
O'Neill's third solo graphic novel delivers an eco-feminist message with her signature gentleness and warmth. Read full book review >
UNWRITTEN by Tara Gilboy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Missing details leave this metafictive fantasy feeling disjointed rather than magical. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A book's characters flee fictional tyranny in the real world. Read full book review >
OGRE ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Longtime fans and new readers alike will devour this. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When 15-year-old healer Evie rejects her best friend's marriage proposal in front of the fairy Lucinda, she unknowingly sets off a kingdomwide chain of events that will shape the course of Kyrrian history. 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 >