A GOOD DAY FOR DUCKS by Jane Whittingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2018

"Just right to enjoy after a rainy-day outing while sipping a cup of hot chocolate and perhaps wearing a pair of bunny slippers. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In this Canadian import, a brother and sister play outside in the rain and then enjoy a snack and art activity together. Read full book review >
CITY by Ingela P. Arrhenius
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Ideal for young listeners and beginning readers who are making their first word associations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Another oversized picture book by Swedish artist Arrhenius (Main Street Magic, 2017; Animals, 2016) introduces very young children to the sights and colors of the city. Read full book review >

ECCLESIASTES by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A lovely, quiet interpretation of some of the most famous verses from the Old Testament, one that will last through many seasons. (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
Newbery Medalist Rylant continues her series of simplified Bible verse interpretations with this illustrated version of the familiar "to everything there is a season" text, adapted from the King James version of the book of Ecclesiastes. Read full book review >
LEO GETS A CHECKUP by Anna McQuinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A helpful way to prepare toddlers for a visit to the doctor with a character who's easy to love. (Picture book. 1-3)"
In this episode in the life of toddler Leo, younger brother to Lola (Lola Reads to Leo, 2012, etc.), his parents take him to the doctor's office for a checkup. Read full book review >
IF ANIMALS CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A sweet, cozy book to share with young children as Christmas approaches. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Over a dozen types of animal families show how they would celebrate this holiday season. Read full book review >

CHOMP GOES THE ALLIGATOR by Matthew Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A bang-up banquet certain to draw demands for repeat courses and sturdy enough to survive them. (Pop-up board book. 2-4)"
A hungry alligator chows down on 10 sets of unwary swamp denizens—with, eventually, predictable results. Read full book review >
ZOOM ALONG AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE by Kids Can Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"While nothing new, the oversized mirror makes this offering appealing. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Construction-obsessed tots will find themselves reflected in these pages. Read full book review >
EARS, NOSE, EYES...SURPRISE! by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Presenting nonfiction in a fun and interesting manner for our youngest readers, this delightful board book will keep kids engaged. (Board book. 1-3)"
Use your five senses to find the clues and guess the surprise! Read full book review >
A CHRISTMAS ADVENT STORY by Ivy Snow
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A lovely, playful way to share the Advent season. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two children count down the days to Christmas in this British lift-the-flap book. Read full book review >
SLOPPY TAKES THE PLUNGE by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Just the ticket for allaying incipient ablutophobia. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sloppy the tree dragon finally earned his heart's desire in Sloppy Wants a Hug (2017), but now Dewdrop the fairy has again turned standoffish. Read full book review >
THE THANK YOU BOOK by Mary Lyn Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A delightful little book that encourages readers to connect to places, times, and one another with the simple act of saying 'thank you' and whose illustrations promote equality, diversity, kindness, and gratitude for all. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A picture book with a small trim about the value of expressing thanks for the little and big things in life. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, NEIGHBOR by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Teamwork, sharing, and neighborly friendship emerge as integral ingredients in this sweet, satisfying book for young readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Forest friends need an egg to bake a cake, and while their animal neighbors cannot offer all the other necessary ingredients, they do join the confectionary quest. 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 >