RIBBIT by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A visually impressive, mostly well-executed offering. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
The life cycle of a frog is shown with illustrations and minimal words in this picture book. Read full book review >
COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

THE QUEEN IS COMING TO TEA by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A fanciful offering for those who take tea. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's time for tea! Read full book review >
DALMATIAN IN A DIGGER by Rebecca Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Preschoolers enamored with construction equipment will enjoy this cheerful tale, which is simple enough for little ones just transitioning into real stories. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Four animals with heavy construction equipment arrive to build a treehouse as a surprise for a Dalmatian puppy. Read full book review >
AMAZING ANIMALS by Liza Charlesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Though not a perfect offering, the 'Spin & Spot' gimmick and animal-identification game will engage most toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
Spin the dial to identify a variety of animals in different habitats. Read full book review >

THIS & THAT by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A master of the bedtime hush, Fox shines. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An adult mouse spins tales to lull a young mouse to sleep. Read full book review >
ONE LONELY FISH by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"It's a fish-eat-fish world out there; kids need to learn how to count in order to survive. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Count from one to 10 with this nimble concept creation. Read full book review >
BEE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"There are few enough books written for very young children about honeybees that this beautiful book is worth a look. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A hexagonal, die-cut window frames a honeybee as she scouts for nectar and then informs her hive of forage. Read full book review >
PLANT THE TINY SEED by Christie Matheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Preschoolers need to learn how plants grow. This supplies the basics, but novelty (an arguably waning term for app imitators on paper) is not a substitute for compelling art. (notes) (Picture book. 2-5)"
This companion to Matheson's two previous titles featuring interactivity (Tap the Magic Tree, 2013; Touch the Brightest Star, 2015) encourages listeners to tap, press, and swipe their way through gardening. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, BABY ANIMALS YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY by Karen B. Winnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Shared one story at a time, this book offers toddlers a first experience with 'chapters.' (Picture book. 2-4)"
In six separate sections, different baby African and/or Asian mammals spend an active day in the wild before nestling down to sleep. Read full book review >
PLAY WITH ME! by Michelle Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A nice, gentle reminder that it takes two to make a friendship work. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two friends with different ideas of fun find a way to play together. Read full book review >
MAKE A ROBOT! by Sago Mini
by Sago Mini, illustrated by Sago Mini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An effective and silly page-turner. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Sago Mini characters create robots. 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 >