BIRDS by Ruth A.  Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Young birders and gardeners in the making will applaud this lovely admission to the Look & Learn series and its companion. (Board book. 1-3)"
A colorful, photo-illustrated introduction to our feathered friends. 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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

TACOS! by Lotta Nieminen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2017

"A generic version of the treat, with barely a hint of its ethnic origins and that's less a usable recipe than just going through (some of) the motions. (Informational novelty. 1-3)"
More yummy eats for toque-wearing toddlers to dish up. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
THIS WAY, THAT WAY by Antonio Ladrillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Elegantly simple in design, but as for content, less is definitely less. (Novelty. 2-4)"
Using vertical and diagonal creases to bend the pages, readers can transform circles and other geometric shapes in this wordless concept book. Read full book review >
IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Surely adult and child pairs reading this together will find ways to mimic the animals' ways of expressing their love: blowing bubbles and splashing in the tub, a boa-like 'squish-hugging squeeze,' and playful wrestling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Paul and Walker team up again to present the youngest listeners with an "I love you" book. 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 >