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 >
FOLLOW THE TRACK ALL THE WAY BACK by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"All aboard for a great storytime pick. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Train follows Mommy and Daddy Train's advice to return safely after his first solo journey. Read full book review >
WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BABY BEAR? by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Twilit enchantment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Baby Bear are back, enjoying a summer evening of foraging enlivened by an enthusiastic game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

BABY ANIMALS PLAYING by Suzi Eszterhas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"For readers and listeners alike, an appealing connection to the natural world. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A skilled wildlife photographer captures baby animals at play and at rest in the wild. Read full book review >
TRICKY by Kari Rust
by Kari Rust, illustrated by Kari Rust
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Rich images and a lovable dog make up for the slightly cloying message in this promising debut. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dog and his man find redemption in this old-time cinema-style picture book. Read full book review >
WHERE'S THE HEN? by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Playful, interactive reading fun for the youngest readers. (Board book. 6 mos-2)"
A lift-the-flap board book plays peekaboo with baby. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOOK ABOUT THE QUR'AN by Sara Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An explicitly didactic introduction to major lessons in the Quran that some traditional Muslim families will welcome. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this introductory board book, Khan outlines lessons from the Quran in simple language for the very young. Read full book review >
GIANT PANTS by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A scenery-chewing performance will be a hit at giant- and underwear-themed storytimes and anywhere fine undies are appreciated. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Belbum's pants are missing, and that's a giant problem! Read full book review >
THE LITTLE FIRE TRUCK by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A deserving if not divine little book, worthy of its pint-sized enthusiasts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Clearly The Little Dump Truck (2009) and The Little School Bus (2014) were just the prelude to Cuyler and Kolar's most ambitious project yet. Read full book review >
MAKE A FACE by Ricardo  Alegria
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers will make faces, but they'll be faces of confusion and disappointment. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Zany moods abound in Alegria and Kuvarzina's picture 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 >