GO GO GORILLAS by Patrick Wensink
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Little ones will enjoy these jammie-clad jams, though the book may inspire more dancing than snoozing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Zoo gorillas aren't lazy slugabeds—the secret revealed! Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU, BABY! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Sure to find love on the baby-shower circuit. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A love song of sorts from parent to child, illustrated with animal families and a surfeit of snuggles. Read full book review >

PENGUINS LOVE THEIR ABC'S by Sarah Aspinall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Young listeners learning their ABCs will enjoy both the interactivity and the penguins' antics. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Penguins play with the ABCs. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, SWEETIE by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The cover, embossed and sparkly, may attract infants and toddlers, but the illustrations and the text do not make a connection that demands repeated readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Author/illustrator Wan (You Are My Pumpkin, 2016, etc.) employs her characteristic digital illustrations inspired by Japanese pop art to introduce objects associated with bedtime in this board book. Read full book review >
PINK LION by Jane Porter
by Jane Porter, illustrated by Jane Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"It does indeed seem that it's love that makes a family. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A story about a lion raised by flamingos and nature versus nurture. Read full book review >

WARTS AND ALL by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Parents who have OD'd on the previous outing may welcome this as an alternative, but goodness knows, similar treacly reassurances that are also free of potentially confusing bits abound. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A second slam of cuteness from the creators of Next to You: A Book of Adorableness (2016). Read full book review >
THAT'S MY BLANKET, BABY! by Angie Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A cozy read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new-baby book about a beloved old baby blanket—and a new one, too. Read full book review >
ANIMOSAICS by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An adorable and engaging brain teaser. (Board book. 2-4)"
Animals hide in plain sight in this oversized look-and-find board book. Read full book review >
PLUME by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Lovely, if a bit frustrating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The double meaning of the title of this French import will likely be lost on young readers who do not know that "plume" means "feather," since "Plume" is the name of the black cat who stalks mysteriously through the pages, clearly with evil designs on the birds portrayed. Read full book review >
THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy—a raucous storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Readers try to dislodge a monster from the pages of this emotive and interactive read-aloud. Read full book review >
CITY MOON by Rachael Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Wonder-filled and delightful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mother and child search for the moon on an evening walk in the city. Read full book review >
WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A gift of a picture book that's at once nostalgic and fresh. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book to celebrate. 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 >