EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT POOP by Jaume Copons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Not a totally shitty book, but not the shit, either. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The scoop on poop. Read full book review >
MY BEST FRIENDS by Leilani Sparrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Not the best—but just fine. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little bear reflects on friendship. Read full book review >

THE COW SAID NEIGH! by Rory Feek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Though there's no real resolution, the concept of pure fun will surely resonate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Envy on the farm has animals wishing they could each behave and speak like the other—with inane results. Read full book review >
BABY'S FIRSTS by Nancy Raines Day
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"An excellent first book for baby—and parents, too. (Picture book. 0-3)"
A joyful, poetic celebration of tiny moments in babies' lives. 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 >

SO MANY SOUNDS by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Make some noise at storytime with this book. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A look at sounds throughout the day. Read full book review >
HOTEL FANTASTIC by Thomas Gibault
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Foolish fantastic fun with enough goofy details to warrant repeated reads. (Picture book. 2-7)"
All manner of monster and heroes are welcome at the Hotel Fantastic, but beware Soror Horribilis! Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION CAT by Barbara Odanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Solidly built for enjoyment by construction kids and feline friends alike. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Construction Cat and her kitty-cat crew are on the job! Read full book review >
MAD, MAD BEAR! by Kimberly Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Good, good book! (Picture book. 2-5)"
Why is Bear so mad? 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 >
FEELINGS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Slightly simplistic rhymes that nevertheless will help explain feelings to youngsters. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Looking from the outside, I may seem the same as you, / but deep beneath the surface, feelings bubble, stir, and brew…." Read full book review >
FIRST LAUGH—WELCOME, BABY! by Rose Ann Tahe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"For those familiar with Navajo traditions, Tahe's knowledge and Nelson's illustrations give enough of a Where's Waldo breath of cultural clues to balance the scale and justify the buy. (authors' notes, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a "skyscraper home in the big, busy city" and amid the high desert mesas of the "Navajo Nation," family members attempt to make Baby laugh for the first time. 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 >