FEATHERS AND HAIR, WHAT ANIMALS WEAR by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The artwork is spectacular, but its factual content is not so well-presented. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Sparse, rhyming text and lush collages impart elementary facts about different animals' body coverings. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, NUMBERS by Danica McKellar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This bedtime book offers simple rhymes, celebrates the numbers one through 10, and encourages the counting of objects. Read full book review >

MOMMY LOVES YOU by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2017

"In the end, this joins the crowded ranks of cute books in verse vying for new mothers' attention and doesn't really stand out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Following titles dedicated to grandmas and grandpas, the author-illustrator duo tackles mothers. Read full book review >
BEAR HUGS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Still, adults looking for a read-aloud snuggle could do worse than this softly worded examination of love and the words we use to express it. (Board book. 1-2)"
Adult animals shower love on their little ones. Read full book review >
ONE HAPPY TIGER by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engrossing, luscious board book that's sure to become a staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
A tiger makes some friends. Read full book review >

NOISY NOISY DIGGER by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Clean design and invitations to action will help young builders become readers—expect to find this book in the sand box or on the road rug. (Board book. 1-3)"
This busy board book introduces five colors, five construction vehicles, and five physical movements. Read full book review >
SHH! MY BROTHER'S NAPPING by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Families with different-aged siblings will find much to relate to and discuss in this light but observant rendering of an age-old power struggle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A playfully oblique exposition of the perils and pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Read full book review >
PAIRS! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A book disguised as a game—or perhaps a game disguised as a book—that will keep older toddlers and younger preschoolers thoroughly engaged. (Board book. 2-4)"
In rhyming verse and colorful spreads, preschoolers are invited to find all sorts of creatures that live in the sea. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A charming, smart, and attractive book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A hedgehog sets out to ask how its fellow animals feel; along the way, readers will learn there is more than one meaning to the word "feel." Read full book review >
LET'S GO TO PLAYGROUP! by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"As an aid to teach empathy and cooperation to the under-4 set, this is an excellent addition to a parent or caregiver's bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A multiracial cast of self-directing toddlers play, problem-solve, share snacks, and yes, cry over spilt milk without any apparent adult intervention or assistance. Read full book review >
TIGER TIGER by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a worthy addition to the multigenerational-companionship shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A sleepy, jaded old tiger is left in charge of a feisty, curious cub, who leads him a merry dance through the jungle. Read full book review >
A DAY WITH DOGS by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"These pooches get a lot done in a day, and toddlers who follow along will effortlessly pick up some vocabulary to boot. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A ride through Richard Scarry territory with a canine cast. 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 >