BLANKET OF STARS by Jana Laiz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2018

"Better bedtime books abound. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A bedtime book set to music. Read full book review >
SNOW KISSES by Judi Abbot
by Judi Abbot, illustrated by Judi Abbot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A winter winner. (Board book. 1-4)"
The joys of winter, indoors and out, celebrated from a toddler's perspective. Read full book review >

THE CHILDREN AND THE WHALE by Daniel Frost
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An even-keeled offering about sibling bonds and a spectacular visual of human connection to the natural world yaws off course. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"In the far, far north," Cuno and Aia seek out an animal with "a heart as big as a boat." Read full book review >
FIVE FLYING PENGUINS by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Not a must—but a cool one to share with young penguin fans. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Five little penguins shoot the breeze—until a seal arrives to eat them. Read full book review >
NEVER LET YOU GO by Patricia Storms
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Just fine for an extra reading hug at bedtime. (Picture book. 18 mos.-4)"
A penguin parent assures a penguin child that love will always be there. Read full book review >

BEAR MOVES by Ben Bailey Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"The dance moves make this a fun read that is sure to get you in the groove, if only for a little while. Check it out. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this sequel to I Am Bear (2015), hip-hop-heavy Bear is in "a dancing mood….‘Bring the music!' " Read full book review >
THE MUKLUK BALL by Katharine Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"Dull. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A bear is determined to dance at the Mukluk Ball. Read full book review >
THE 12 PETS OF CHRISTMAS by Taylor Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"For animal-loving toddlers learning to count at Christmas. (Board book. 1-4)"
No partridges, no pear trees—just cute pets in Santa hats in this board-book adaptation of the traditional carol. Read full book review >
BOO-BOO! by Carol Zeavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Potentially helpful but far from terrific. (Picture book. 1-4)"
The new Terrific Toddlers series explores toddlerhood's trials and jubilations. Read full book review >
YOU ARE MY SWEETHEART by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"There's nothing abundantly original in this book, but it's just sweet enough to earn a spot on little readers' bookshelves. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A simple rhyming board book covers all things sweet and loving. Read full book review >
WINTER IS HERE by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A polished, playful story in which words and pictures dance in perfect harmony. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Complementing When Spring Comes (2016) and In the Middle of Fall (2017), a picture book that celebrates the winter season. Read full book review >
WILL LADYBUG HUG? by Hilary Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Clear, endearing, and important. (Board book. 1-4)"
A sweet and simple introduction for toddlers to the ideas of consent and boundaries. 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 >