EVERYBODY'S SOMEWHERE by Cornelia Maude Spelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"If the singsong text loses cadence on occasion, still it lulls, making this an altogether comforting package. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The anxiety that comes from being separated can be eased when youngsters can imagine themselves in the universe while picturing where others might be. Read full book review >
TOOT, TOOT, BOOM! LISTEN TO THE BAND by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Hours of amusement for budding Beethovens. (Board book. 1-3)"
Brief but noisy fun in this "press and listen" introduction to musical instruments for tots. Read full book review >

GOLDILOCKS AND THE JUST RIGHT POTTY by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A classic fairy tale is cleverly reworked for those transitioning from diapers. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE TRAILBLAZER by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While this historic roll call is impressively diverse, toddlers are highly unlikely to grasp the importance of these female pioneers from the few, short lines and the simplified and sometimes confusing images. (Board book. 2-4)"
Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, and Maria Tallchief are some of the icons introduced in this "Girl Power Primer." Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU SAY I LOVE YOU? by Hannah Eliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A worthy if imperfect read for caregivers looking to introduce different cultures to their children. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn how to say "I love you" in different languages. Read full book review >

HUSH A BYE, BABY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"This multiethnic title is not memorable enough to become a bedtime favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
This third title in the New Books for Newborns series features multiethnic dads getting their infants ready for bed. Read full book review >
WHO LOVES ME? by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A lovely and reassuring tale. (Board book. 2-5)"
A little raccoon is well-loved. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING YOU by Elizabeth McPike
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A sweet if uneven expression of parents' love for babies. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A love song to baby. Read full book review >
ABC BABY SIGNS by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"One might reasonably wonder whether the best time to teach baby sign language is before babies become interested in books, but any book that fosters a child's development of communication skills seems a worthwhile undertaking. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A baby sign language primer for caregivers and infants alike. Read full book review >
CLIVE IS A NURSE by Jessica Spanyol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Clive is a star! (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A stellar board book—one of four—about pretend play that subverts gender stereotypes. Read full book review >
EMERGENCY by Cocoretto
illustrated by Cocoretto
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"For preschool motor-vehicle fanciers everywhere. (Board book. 1-5)"
Everything's under control in this primer on emergency vehicles. Read full book review >
MY LAZY CAT by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A fine and restful 'nothing.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
Fat cat Boomer shows the way to a perfect day. 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 >