THIS WAY, THAT WAY by Anne  Louchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Sure to leave children wanting an answer, though. (Board book. 2-5)"
Louchard sticks her neck way out in this slight but pleasant volume whose design seems grander than its concept. Read full book review >
BIG BEAR CAN'T FALL ASLEEP by Adeline  Ruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Expressive, colorful illustrations do not elevate this disjointed story to the status of the perfect bedtime lovey. (Board book. 1-3)"
Big Bear just can't fall asleep. Read full book review >

BABY LOVES TO WIGGLE WIGGLE by Stacy Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Although it's been done before, this multiracial combination of families enjoying simple, loving, everyday fun is a quiet charmer. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Lively, rhythmic, repetitive text and vivid illustrations encourage infants and toddlers and their adults to do simple, loving activities together. Read full book review >
IN AUTUMN / EN OTOÑO  by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An upbeat introduction to the season for the very young. (Board book. 2-4)"
A bilingual Spanish/English board book about fall. Read full book review >
ALPHABET FAMILY BAND  by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A delightful ditty of a book. (Board book. 2-4)"
An extended family makes beautiful music together with a wide array of instruments. Read full book review >

CATS!  by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Doug Cenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Despite the title, cats are not the main event in this book, but they help the lesson go down. (Board book. 2-4)"
Little readers learn about cats. Read full book review >
MY FIRST TOUCH, FEEL, AND PLAY!  by Tiger Tales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A lesson in the joys of books and the impermanence of things. (Board book. 1-3)"
Tactile gimmicks invite handling that this generally sweet book may not withstand. Read full book review >
MY FIRST LISTEN, PLAY, AND SAY!  by Tiger Tales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Though fragile, a likely favorite for kids. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
What this book lacks in durability it makes up in the sheer abundance of its gimmicks. Read full book review >
ANIMOSAICS by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An adorable and engaging brain teaser. (Board book. 2-4)"
Animals hide in plain sight in this oversized look-and-find board book. Read full book review >
IT'S CHRISTMAS! by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An amusing story that captures the intensity of the Christmas season from a little one's perspective. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young rhinoceros named Otto prepares for Christmas with his family, getting into mischief by trying to make everything extra "Christmassy." Read full book review >
THAT'S MY BLANKET, BABY! by Angie Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A cozy read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new-baby book about a beloved old baby blanket—and a new one, too. Read full book review >
WARTS AND ALL by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Parents who have OD'd on the previous outing may welcome this as an alternative, but goodness knows, similar treacly reassurances that are also free of potentially confusing bits abound. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A second slam of cuteness from the creators of Next to You: A Book of Adorableness (2016). 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 >