FLORA AND THE OSTRICH by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Opposites, friendship, and beautiful artwork all in one charmingly designed book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Flora is back in another board book (Flora and the Chicks, 2017), all the better for little hands just learning basic concepts. Read full book review >
CHARLIE BUILDS by Bob Bianchini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Father/son construction projects have never been more tender. (Board book. 2-4)"
Charlie and his dad build sand castles, bridges, towers, and more together. Read full book review >

HAPPY FACE SAD FACE by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Upbeat, zippy fun. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A collection of opposite pairings is presented through the facial expressions of a relatively diverse group of tots. Read full book review >
BABIES CAN SLEEP ANYWHERE by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Yes, babies can indeed sleep anywhere, and perhaps this book is the way to get them there. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wheeler and Búzio contrast the resting places of animals with those of human babies. Read full book review >
NIPÊHON / I WAIT by Caitlin Dale Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A quiet, gentle picture book about a contemporary First Nations family and their ties to one another, their heritage, and their homeland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Spare, bilingual text written in Cree (in both the standard Roman orthography and in syllabics) and in English presents a multigenerational harvesting of wild yarrow. Read full book review >

ROCK-A-BYE BABY by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Ho-hum. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A riff on the familiar lullaby depicts various animal parents, and then a human father, soothing their sleepy little ones. Read full book review >
WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A gift of a picture book that's at once nostalgic and fresh. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book to celebrate. Read full book review >
CITY MOON by Rachael Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Wonder-filled and delightful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mother and child search for the moon on an evening walk in the city. Read full book review >
THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy—a raucous storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Readers try to dislodge a monster from the pages of this emotive and interactive read-aloud. Read full book review >
PLUME by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Lovely, if a bit frustrating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The double meaning of the title of this French import will likely be lost on young readers who do not know that "plume" means "feather," since "Plume" is the name of the black cat who stalks mysteriously through the pages, clearly with evil designs on the birds portrayed. Read full book review >
SOL by Carol Thompson
Kirkus Star
by Carol Thompson, illustrated by Carol Thompson, translated by Teresa Mlawer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Indeed, whatever the weather, one can always have fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
One of a charming set of books that explore different kinds of weather from a toddler's point of view. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >