THE NEW FRIEND by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-intentioned but not entirely successful beach outing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sea, sun, ice cream, and friendship. Read full book review >
A BAND OF BABIES by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Exuberant and full of fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A precocious toddler leads his multiethnic play group in fun and mischief. Read full book review >

WHERE ARE YOU? by Sarah Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The whole is a pleasingly fresh take on concepts of up/down and above/below as well as a sometimes-challenging exercise in observation. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Two simply drawn worms (or maybe they are snakes), one pink and one green, play peekaboo in various locations: in the grass, on a boat, under the lily pad, in an urban setting, in a plane, through a meadow, and in the park. Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL, RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Pfister tackles a common frustration with which youngsters will relate; unfortunately, glittery scales are the only thing to add shine to these lackluster depths. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Twenty-five years after the original shimmering publication, Rainbow Fish returns to learn a lesson in good sportsmanship. Read full book review >
LITTLE KANGAROO by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A good choice to reassure less-assertive children that the world is safe and full of sights to explore solo—or with a friend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mother Kangaroo is ready for Little Kangaroo, who is not so little anymore, to leave her pouch and explore the world on her own legs. But Little Kangaroo would rather stay put. Read full book review >

LITTLE OLD FARM FOLK by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America, preserved in ink and paint rather than amber. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cozy board book is as traditional as "traditional" can be. Read full book review >
DELIVERY TRUCKS! by Jeffrey Burton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"The cutesy and busy illustrations, confusing text, and sometimes-delicate tabs keep this from delivering everything it promises. (Board book. 2-4)"
If lifting flaps is the goal, the 52 contained in this board book deliver. Read full book review >
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN by Cindy Jin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Give this race the red flag. (Board book. 1-3)"
A brown dog uses all sorts of fantastical vehicles to chase a pink cat through an interactive board book. Read full book review >
WELCOME by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Welcome yourself, little book. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Make way for a new baby-shower hit. Read full book review >
I CAN HELP  by Jennifer Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"These Christian-rooted life lessons are lighthearted, age-appropriate, and toddler-friendly. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Based on verses from the Gospel of Matthew (25:34-40), various animals model kindness and generosity. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A jolly British lark but with somewhat limited educational value. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a second wacky tale about the British monarch, Antony shows the high jinks that ensue when the queen's most precious accessory is snatched by a swan. Read full book review >
PIZZA! by Lotta Nieminen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2017

"Like the little bear in Frank Asch's Pizza (2015), toddlers will be left with an appetite for seconds. And thirds…. (Informational novelty. 2-4)"
Following a stack of Pancakes! (2016), Nieminen dishes up ingredients and instructions for another tasty treat. 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 >