THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A jolly British lark but with somewhat limited educational value. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a second wacky tale about the British monarch, Antony shows the high jinks that ensue when the queen's most precious accessory is snatched by a swan. Read full book review >
PIZZA! by Lotta Nieminen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2017

"Like the little bear in Frank Asch's Pizza (2015), toddlers will be left with an appetite for seconds. And thirds…. (Informational novelty. 2-4)"
Following a stack of Pancakes! (2016), Nieminen dishes up ingredients and instructions for another tasty treat. Read full book review >

ANIMALS HIDE AND SNEAK by Bastien Contraire
written and illustrated by Bastien Contraire
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2017

"Handsome but so sneaky as to be frustrating. (Board book. 2-4)"
Youngsters are invited to find the object or creature that doesn't fit in with a similar grouping of animals. Read full book review >
BLANKET OF LOVE  by Alyssa Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Although newborns and toddlers may not understand all the text, the gentle and tender words and illustrations in this book will indeed wrap blankets of love around them. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
In soothing rhyming text, Capucilli wraps many different blankets around the young kids in this book—blankets of sun, of sky, and of snow, blankets of grass, of flowers, and of dreams. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >