HAPPY HEART by Hannah Eliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"It is a hug, a kiss, and a valentine rolled into one—and just as fleeting. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
In this heart-shaped confection, the narrator declares their love for young readers. Read full book review >
THE COOL BEAN by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Cool beans indeed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A supposed "has-bean" shows that coolness has more to do with deeds than demeanor. Read full book review >

WITH ALL MY HEART by Stephanie Stansbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A caregiving bear shares with its cub how love has defined their relationship from the first moment and through the years as the cub has grown. Read full book review >
PENGUIN & MOOSE by Hannah C. Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"The biblically inspired message is clear: Friendship is a good thing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Penguin wants to fly. Can best friend Moose help? Read full book review >
THE SERIOUS GOOSE by Jimmy Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"The goose is all that's serious here…and that not for long. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bet you can't make this goose smile, no matter how hard you try. Read full book review >

THE STOLEN SLIPPER by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Young readers will be enchanted. (Fantasy/mystery. 5-8)"
Mystery solvers Kara and Zed help crack the Cinderella case in the second Once Upon a Fairy Tale chapter book. Read full book review >
GRIFFITH'S GUIDE FOR DRAGON MASTERS by Tracey West
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"A good resource for established fans. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
An informational guidebook to the characters and worldbuilding of the Dragon Masters series. Read full book review >
THE INVISIBLE LEASH by Patrice Karst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Repetitive—but a potential resource. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book aims to help young children cope with the loss of a pet. Read full book review >
ODD DOG OUT by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"A cheery, creative look at celebrating being different from the crowd. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a copy-cat world where all dogs look the same, one dachshund finds her own identity and learns to love being different. Read full book review >
STAND UP! by Wendy L. Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Lacking tough, real-world examples, this sanitized guide fails in its mission. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A guide on how to take on the role of an "Upstander," someone who "supports fairness and respect while also trying to decrease bullying and injustice." Read full book review >
DOG DRIVEN by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"A densely plotted, fast-moving, thematically rich tale set at the intersection of ability and disability. (author's note) (Adventure. 10-14)"
A teen enters a challenging, multiday dog sled race to raise awareness of the incurable disease that's blinded her sister and now claims her own sight. Read full book review >
DON'T TELL THE NAZIS by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"An accessible entry in a crowded, vital field, honoring those who risked everything to save others. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Liberated from the Soviets by the Nazis: Frying pan, meet fire. 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 >