MORE THAN BALLOONS by Lorna Crozier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The warm tone and magical drawings make this ideal bedtime reading. (Board book. 1-4)"
Adult animals express their love for their children in rhyming couplets and swirling illustrations. Read full book review >
BABY TO BROOKLYN by Rajiv  Fernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The perfect baby-shower gift for Brooklyn hipsters, but all others, including the core baby-toddler audience, should 'Fuhgeddaboudit.' (Board book. 1-3)"
A baby's everyday world is paired with the sites and trends of Brooklyn, New York. Read full book review >

COLORS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST by Amy Mullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Local readers may love this, but others will probably want to give it a miss. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
In this board book, Mullen (The Colors of Ancient Egypt, 2016) brings readers the vibrant colors of the vegetation and wildlife common to the Pacific Northwest: flowers, birds, animals, a fish, and a mushroom. Read full book review >
BABIES AROUND THE WORLD by Puck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A cheery board book to reinforce the oneness of babykind. (Board book. 2-4)"
Ten babies in 10 countries greet friends in almost 10 languages. Read full book review >
I CAN PRAISE GOD  by Naomi Joy Krueger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Though bland and requiring a bit of interpretation, this board book has a message that church school teachers and parents looking for faith-based resources will appreciate. (Board book. 1-3)"
An idealized explanation of what prayer looks like for the youngest parishioners. Read full book review >

ALLIE'S GARDEN by Sabra Chebby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Toddlers will enjoy identifying the healthy vegetables—and they may even be stirred to eat them when they appear at dinnertime. (Board book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text and clever colorful illustrations by a mother-daughter duo feature in this delightful board book. Read full book review >
I WANT TO BE A READER! by Mark Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The book's heart is in the right place, but unfortunately its presentation is not. (Board book. 2-3)"
A little boy learns to read. Read full book review >
DOGS! by John S. Hutton
by John S. Hutton, illustrated by Doug Cenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"While it's a playful and useful offering, readers will wish it were a bit bigger and higher contrast. (Board book. 2-4)"
A pack of playful dogs cavorts through the pages as little ones and their grown-ups are encouraged to engage through gentle prompts. Read full book review >
IN SPRING / EN PRIMAVERA  by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Unfortunately, not a first-choice purchase. (Board book. 2-4)"
A bilingual English/Spanish board book about spring. Read full book review >
BUG HUNT by Salina Yoon
by Salina Yoon, illustrated by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Attractive, colorful, and age-appropriate, though not without flaw. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
A brown-skinned young girl acts as "bug guide," inviting readers to search for some bugs with her in this attractive offering by Yoon. Read full book review >
SHAPES by Philip Giordano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A winner. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lifting flaps reveal the simple geometry underlying the world around us. Read full book review >
TOUCH!  by Xavier Deneux
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Quibbles aside, kids will enjoy reading and handling this book as long as its (not particularly sturdy) binding lasts. (Board book. 1-3)"
One hundred and fifty words, most of them useful! 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 >