WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A charming version of the classic song. (Board book. 1-3)"
"We wish you a merry Christmas!" sing the bundled-up fox, penguin, rabbit, and other anthropomorphic creatures. Read full book review >
MRS. PEANUCKLE'S FRUIT ALPHABET  by Mrs. Peanuckle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"There is so much interesting information in these books readers may find the problems easy to live with. Have fun with your fruits—and vegetables! (Board book. 2-5)"
"A is for Avocado. Bet you thought I'd say apple! Both are fruit because they grow on trees." Read full book review >

HOG WILD! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Whimsical yet satisfying, this book will have even the most down-in-the-dumps fans of musical children's media dancing along. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The doyenne of children's rhyming texts gives listeners of all ages a musical collection accompanied by her signature animal performers. Read full book review >
PICK A PINE TREE by Patricia Toht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Pick this delightful story for a Christmas storytime, for library collections, or for family reading around the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A family of four buys a cut pine tree, takes it home, and, with the help of friends, decorates it for their Christmas tree. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE REINDEER by Nicola Killen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"One of those rare birds: an original and entertaining Christmas story with its own understated charm. (Picture book. 2-6)"
On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Ollie meets one of Santa's reindeer. Read full book review >

JINGLE BELLS by Susan Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A perfect choice for reading or singing on wintry nights. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jeffers continues her series of interpretations of traditional holiday stories and songs (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 2013, etc.) with this large-format version of the beloved holiday song. Read full book review >
MONKEY NOT READY FOR BEDTIME by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An adequate treatment of a well-trod theme. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Brown's anthropomorphic Monkey returns, and this time he's not ready for bedtime. Read full book review >
BABY LOVES THERMODYNAMICS!  by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2017

"While children may enjoy the inviting art in these pages, the concepts, like sun shining in the sky, will be way, way over their heads. (Board book. 2-4)"
A baby explores heat and energy through a sunny day and a bite of an apple. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >