ON MY SWIM by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2018

"A quick, cute read, best for fidgety little readers.(Picture book. 2-5)"
A family of four has an eventful day of exploratory fun at the beach. Read full book review >
THE SILLY MONSTER by Kate Bucknell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2018

"Uninspired illustrations and an unrealistic conclusion make this one to pass on. (Board book. 2-4)"
A little girl becomes "the silly monster" after she returns oversugared and overexcited from a birthday party. Read full book review >

PEEK AND SEEK by Violet Peto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Fun as a peekaboo, but the language and natural history alike are both shoddy. (Informational novelty. 2-5)"
Large fold-out flaps open to transform a set of seemingly empty scenes into landscapes teeming with wildlife. Read full book review >
HORSE TALES by Molly Fehr
by Molly Fehr, illustrated by Molly Fehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Though the book's flaps are overambitious, horse lovers will be champing at the bit to meet these new farm friends. (Board book. 2-4)"
Meet various horses and hear their stories in this lift-the-flap ode to all things equine. 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 >
BUSY CITY by Maddie Frost
illustrated by Maddie Frost
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"This detailed book will be best enjoyed one-on-one by engaged adult/baby duos. (Baby book. 6 mos.-2)"
Vibrant color, diverse people, and assorted sounds welcome infants and toddlers to the metropolis. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >