THE GREAT CHICKEN ESCAPE by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Immensely charming and surprisingly moving, this satisfying adventure story honors nature, freedom, and the ringing bells inside us that steer us home. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Just as the rooster crows and the nun comes to collect their eggs, four chickens fly the coop. Read full book review >
FRANKIE'S MAGICAL DAY by Michelle Sachiko Romo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An engaging vocabulary booster that repays careful examination. (Board book. 2-4)"
A tot spends a day with her parents. Read full book review >

WHEN I AM BIG by Maria Dek
by Maria Dek, illustrated by Maria Dek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"The watercolor illustrations, charming, comedic, and pleasing, will no doubt delight readers, although they won't show many of them reflections of themselves. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What small child doesn't love to count or to anticipate all the glorious things they will do when they are bigger? Read full book review >
PEOPLE DON'T BITE PEOPLE by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Find out why people don't bite people elsewhere; get this to summon instant rereads and loud participation. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rollicking reminder of what to do—and not do—with your pearly whites. Read full book review >
BARK PARK! by Trudy Krisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"There's a place for everyone at this dog park, with an inclusive, cheerful atmosphere and a subtle message that everyone can play together and get along. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Dogs of many sizes and breeds accompany their owners to an extensive dog park for a day of canine cavorting. Read full book review >

MY BED by Anita Bijsterbosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Truer words…capping a less-contentious alternative to Candace Fleming's Go Sleep in Your Own Bed!, illustrated by Lori Nichols (2017). (Picture book/novelty. 2-5)"
Reindeer would like to go to sleep but can't seem to find a bed that doesn't already belong to someone else. Read full book review >
ME AND MY CARS by Liesbet Slegers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A book for car-loving kids. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A concept book about many kinds of vehicles. Read full book review >
WHERE IS BEAR GOING? by Mark Janssen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A sweet welcome for a new baby. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Not just the eponymous Bear, but many friendly animals are headed somewhere special. Read full book review >
FIRST ENGLISH WORDS by Sam Hutchinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Relatively small pictures and potential points of confusion make this big book best for one-to-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
The large trim size (10 inches by 7 inches) sets this board book apart from others in the crowded market of beginning vocabulary books. Read full book review >
WHAT IS SOFT? by Susan Kantor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Despite the hard board pages, this project mostly delivers as advertised. (Board book. 1-3)"
From feathers to a fluffy bunny, a tally of all things soft for little ones. Read full book review >
IN SUMMER / EN VERANO by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A cheery addition to the series. (Board book. 2-4)"
As the title suggests, a bilingual Spanish/English board book about summer. Read full book review >
POCO AND MOCO ARE TWINS by Jun Ichihara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Not groundbreaking, yet Poco and Moco's adorableness will satisfy the toddler set. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Japanese import uses twins to highlight the concepts of similarities and differences and cooperation. 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 >