OPPOSITE THINGS  by Quarto Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Appealingly playful. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Little Mouse introduces little ones to various opposites in this lift-the-flap offering. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU HIDING, GOD? by Elisabeth  Zartl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"While the message that God is all around, especially in nature, is clear, other books have made that point much more clearly and beautifully; Kathy-jo Wargin's series of seasonal alphabet books comes to mind. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
A young girl learns to find God in the smallest of things. Read full book review >

THANK YOU, BEES by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Appreciation is emblematic in this attractive and uncomplicated narrative that may also serve as a nondenominational bedtime prayer for the very young. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Nature's gifts are recognized and celebrated in this minimalist picture book that links gratitude with life itself. Read full book review >
BIG RED BARN by Carrie Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"With only five double-page spreads, the book may feel on the pricey side, but little fingers will enjoy opening these playfully noisy flaps as long as the battery holds out—or as long as their caregivers can take it. (Board book. 1-3)"
Matt the Cat searches for a little gray mouse in five locations on the farm in this lift-the-flap offering with an embedded sound chip. Read full book review >
HAPPY FACE SAD FACE by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Upbeat, zippy fun. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A collection of opposite pairings is presented through the facial expressions of a relatively diverse group of tots. Read full book review >

BABIES CAN SLEEP ANYWHERE by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Yes, babies can indeed sleep anywhere, and perhaps this book is the way to get them there. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wheeler and Búzio contrast the resting places of animals with those of human babies. Read full book review >
NIPÊHON / I WAIT by Caitlin Dale Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A quiet, gentle picture book about a contemporary First Nations family and their ties to one another, their heritage, and their homeland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Spare, bilingual text written in Cree (in both the standard Roman orthography and in syllabics) and in English presents a multigenerational harvesting of wild yarrow. Read full book review >
ROCK-A-BYE BABY by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Ho-hum. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A riff on the familiar lullaby depicts various animal parents, and then a human father, soothing their sleepy little ones. Read full book review >
WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A gift of a picture book that's at once nostalgic and fresh. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book to celebrate. Read full book review >
CITY MOON by Rachael Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Wonder-filled and delightful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mother and child search for the moon on an evening walk in the city. Read full book review >
THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy—a raucous storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Readers try to dislodge a monster from the pages of this emotive and interactive read-aloud. Read full book review >
PLUME by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Lovely, if a bit frustrating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The double meaning of the title of this French import will likely be lost on young readers who do not know that "plume" means "feather," since "Plume" is the name of the black cat who stalks mysteriously through the pages, clearly with evil designs on the birds portrayed. 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 >