NEW YORK CITY MONSTERS by Anne  Paradis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"While the book may prove a frustrating search-and-find experience for little ones, youngsters will enjoy the familiar scenes, whether they be residents or recent visitors. (Board book. 2-4)"
Friendly monsters play a game of hide-and-seek with readers among the landmarks of New York City. Read full book review >
SHAKE, WIGGLE & ROLL by Carli Davidson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Will delight kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A kinetic catalog of canine activities. Read full book review >

SAFE & SOUND by Jean Roussen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Warm and distinctive. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Colorful illustrations and simple verse describe means of protection for several different kinds of baby animals. Read full book review >
MIMI AND BEAR MAKE A FRIEND by Janee Trasler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A friendly sort of read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mimi and her stuffed animal Bear make a new friend at the playground in this follow-up to Mimi and Bear in the Snow (2014). Read full book review >
TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >

BARNYARD BOOGIE! by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"It's nothing innovative or heretofore unseen, but it is a good addition to storytimes on barnyard animals, music, or finding one's talent. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A more musical barnyard there never was! Read full book review >
LADYBUG GIRL AND HER PAPA by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Adult readers may wonder how long Ladybug Girl can keep up the cosplay, but older toddlers will, nonetheless, be pleased to see the beloved character in cozy scenes. (Board book. 2-4)"
The polka-dot-winged and red-clad heroine of the Ladybug Girl picture-book and board-book series enjoys exploring a variety of activities with her father throughout the day. Read full book review >
AND THEN COMES SUMMER by Tom Brenner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A perennial read that radiates summer's heady glee. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Summer's smells, sounds, rhythms, and rituals unspool luxuriantly in this tribute to the season when "days stretch out like a slow yawn," when "bumblebees bumble," and "every day is like a Saturday." Read full book review >
JANE FOSTER'S NEW YORK by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Foster's tour of New York is a delightful vocabulary builder; her London jaunt is a bit of a muddle. (Board book. 1-3)"
Twenty-two typical and mostly iconic sights offer young readers a taste of the Big Apple. Read full book review >
ROCKET SCIENCE FOR BABIES by Chris Ferrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"The importance of the STEM fields in our world cannot be overstated. But the importance of understanding early childhood development when writing for preschoolers cannot be overstated either. (Board book. 2-5)"
Another board book attempts to communicate complex scientific ideas to very young children. Read full book review >
BABY'S FIRST BOOK OF BIRDS & COLORS by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Useful for toddling birders in need of board books about colors. (Board book. 1-3)"
Gorgeous birds amid foliage of similar hues introduce eight basic colors. Read full book review >
PARADE COLORS  by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Uncomfortable and unremarkable. (Board book. 1-3)"
Kids of many races celebrate nationalism at a Fourth of July parade. 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 >