MOTOR MIX by Emily Snape
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"While adult readers may wince as they try to fit vehicle pieces together and at the sometimes-stilted dialogue, creative preschoolers will find plenty of interactive fun devising their next 'Motor Mix.' (Board book. 2-4)"
Mixed-up vehicle parts encourage readers to make a helicopter or invent a tow-ambulance-copter in this inventively formatted board book. Read full book review >
MOUSE IS SMALL by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A winning reminder that sometimes the little guy comes out on top. (Board book. 1-3)"
Size isn't everything! Read full book review >

JUMP, LEAP, COUNT SHEEP! by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A gentle charmer ideal for the youngest animal lovers, no matter which side of the border they inhabit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Although the fauna presented in this simple counting book are not uniquely Canadian, the youngest animal lovers in Canada and beyond will appreciate the opportunity to practice a new skill. Read full book review >
I LIKE THE FARM  by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Simple, encouraging text, charming photographs, straightforward, unpretentious diversity, and adorable animals—what's not to like? (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
This entry-level early reader/picture book pairs children with farm animals. Read full book review >
TRUCK, TRUCK, GOOSE! by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Don't duck this picture book. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A story with limited text, nearly unlimited trucks, a picnicking goose, and a bevy of adorable animals. Read full book review >

LITTLE SKELETONS / ESQUELETITOS by Susie Jaramillo
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Worth it for the Spanish rendition—which those who don't speak the language will be happy to have learned. (Board book. 1-5)"
With this fifth addition to her Canticos line of songs for babies, Venezuelan-born Jaramillo partners Mexico's Day of the Dead's painted skeletons, or "calacas," with a popular Latin American children's song, "Los Esqueletos." Read full book review >
MY BUSY DAY  by Sophie  Bordet-Petillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A well-meaning misfire. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little Mouse's day is filled with things to do, and little readers are along for the ride. Read full book review >
PLEASE AND THANK YOU  by Thierry Bedouet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Straightforward and didactic, this is the book to reach for (no grabbing, please!) when a child needs a reminder about manners. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this companion Pull and Play title to Time for Bed (2017), author Bedouet brings social skills and good manners to the fore in this board book with sturdy pull-tabs. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Certainly, there is sufficient vocabulary to make this the Goodnight, Moon of construction books. (Board book. 1-5)"
Heavy machinery explained, for lovers of heavy machinery. Read full book review >
LET'S CARE FOR BABY! by Géraldine  Krasinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sure to inspire care for babies and books alike. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board book with movable parts especially for little ones moving into big-siblinghood. Read full book review >
BABY TALK / HABLANDO CON BEBE by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Babies love looking at pictures of other babies, so this book should get plenty of use. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
Sweet black-and-white photographs show babies and the people who surround them communicating in ways that go beyond words. Read full book review >
BETTER TOGETHER by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pleasant introduction to the power in sticking together. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals discover they are not alone. 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 >