NOW by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Portis perfectly captures how children experience the world, the immediacy and magic of it all; exuberant and quiet, simple and complex, and extremely satisfying. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A young girl lives in the moment, her mindfulness of the world distilled into a list of favorite things whose ephemerality she celebrates now. Read full book review >
NOISY FARM by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Joyous cacophony for the younger set. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This noisy barnyard junket should evoke squeals of delight. Read full book review >

WHAT DOES BABY WANT? by Tupera  Tupera
Kirkus Star
written and illustrated by Tupera Tupera
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2017

"All-around brilliant. (Board book. 0-1)"
This Japanese import presents a baby's emotional journey from fussy to satisfied on round board-book pages. Read full book review >
CAN AN AARDVARK BARK? by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Don't share this engaging read-aloud in a quiet library. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Barks, grunts, squeals, whines, bellows, growls, and laughs—all kinds of animals use all kinds of sounds to communicate. Read full book review >
LITTLE EXCAVATOR by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An A+ for Little E and his creator. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A petite excavator named Little E finds his place among a crew of full-sized, heavy-construction equipment working together to build a park. 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 >
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 >
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 >
CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, ELEPHANT! by Kenji  Oikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"Surprisingly good fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
A deceptively simple primer on shapes becomes a spot-the-difference game. Read full book review >
THE VERY BERRY COUNTING BOOK by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A simple, elegant book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can learn to count from one to 10 in a berry appetizing way. Read full book review >
TOUCANS, TOO by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Wonderfully wacky. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Cockatoos and their toucan buddies (Cockatoo, Too, 2015) are once again the stars of a wacky adventure. Read full book review >
STACK THE CATS by Susie Ghahremani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Thanks to its gentle inconsistencies, this is a book that can expand children's thought processes. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Counting from one to 10 is the usual math activity in simple picture books, but this one takes on other mathematical operations, too. 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 >