A PROMISE STITCHED IN TIME by Colleen Kosinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"Avoid. (Paranormal adventure. 10-12)"
A 13-year-old New Jersey girl struggling with her painting finds inspiration in magical visions of a Holocaust victim. Read full book review >
GOOD EGG AND BAD APPLE by Henry Herz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"Leave this one on the shelf. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Food puns and idioms abound in this bullying story. Read full book review >

THE BOOK TREE by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2018

"An excuse for Czajak to share his love of books with children, this story's optimistic view of creativity and resistance is fairly irresistible. (Picture book. 4-9)"
After the mayor bans books, a young boy named Arlo discovers how to grow them. Read full book review >
DUMP TRUCK DISCO by Skye Silver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2018

"Expect construction-loving kids to be dancing to this funkytown night fever hustle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Disco is dead? Try telling that to these late-night Samaritans. Read full book review >
RECORDMANIA by Emmanuelle Figueras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2018

"Geography and world records combine for undeniable fun. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
And now, an atlas of world records. Read full book review >

PLAY WITH PUPPY by Steven Layne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"Neither a terribly playful read nor an especially useful one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Somebunny has bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to pet ownership. Read full book review >
HOW THE SQUID GOT TWO LONG ARMS by Henry Herz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"An amusing account of undersea shenanigans. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It appears there once was a time when a squid's 10 arms "were all of equal length." Read full book review >
THE BOOK THAT JAKE BORROWED by Susan Kralovansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"This is the story the librarian reads to the kids to keep them grinning when they say 'read it again!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
All kinds of calamities befall the titular book in this cumulative riff on "The House That Jack Built." Read full book review >
RUTH ASAWA by Joan Schoettler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A biography that seeks to illuminate the life of an artistic genius but offers instead an enumeration of details about her experiences. (author's note, list of public sculpture) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Ruth Asawa's life emphasizes the values of perseverance and creativity in the face of extreme adversity. Read full book review >
BUMBLE B. MISSION FUN by Marsha Qualey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"This child-friendly book buzzes with positivity. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Three short stories star a spunky, confident girl. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN AND THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE by Nancy Churnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A nice introduction to the origins of a cherished tradition for many. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A German-born princess uses her memories of home to create an English Christmas tradition. Read full book review >
THE BOOKSHOP GIRL by Sylvia Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"Lively writing, broad humor, and a fast-paced plot will capture and keep readers' interest, particularly those who, like the author and her characters, love books. (author Q-and-A) (Fiction. 7-10)"
A foundling thwarts the machinations of two greedy, duplicitous villains. 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 >