THE GOOD MORNING BOOK by Lori Joy Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"This book may well have some families greeting the day with a cheerful 'oobie doobie,' and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A companion to Smith's The Goodnight Book (2014) has readers saying good morning in various languages. Read full book review >
A SMALL BLUE WHALE by Beth Ferry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Amiable but with no surprises, this story about finding friendship makes for a pleasant if not particularly memorable read-aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about finding friends. Read full book review >

PEEP AND EGG by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Another delightful addition to the series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Peep and Egg are back, and this time Egg will not take a bath, in spite of obvious need. Read full book review >
BABY CAKES by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2017

"A recipe for success. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A pair of siblings bakes cupcakes, with a little help from Kitty. Read full book review >
WOLFIE PAINTS THE TOWN by Sabina Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A nice choice to encourage kids to explore their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Portrait of a town by a young wolf. Read full book review >

WINTER IS HERE! by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A pleasant but poorly built introduction to color mixing. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers mix and make colors. Read full book review >
BUT I WANTED A LITTLE SISTER by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"New sibling relationships will never fail to need stories—especially ones that end in acceptance. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young tot learns how to cope with the disappointment of having a brother instead of a sister. Read full book review >
NEON BABY by Electric Confetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Vibrant neon illustrations are not enough to make this insubstantial book shine. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This counting board book presents both numbers and objects in bright, neon outlines. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! by Mamoru Suzuki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Loving—but a bit puzzling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A birthday tribute from mother to child. Read full book review >
A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS by Susanna Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This cheerful, easy-to-understand story offers a satisfying lesson for families who want to convey the Christian meaning of the Christmas holiday. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Little Bunny celebrates with his animal friends at a Christmas party celebrating the birth of Jesus. Read full book review >
I WANNA BE A COWGIRL by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This well may lead young readers to some pretending of their own. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Way out west, the warm winds blow." Read full book review >
BAMBOO FOR ME, BAMBOO FOR YOU! by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Sweet and satisfying. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Panda sisters Amanda and Miranda enjoy playing, watching other animals, and chewing on bamboo. 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 >