FIRST LAUGH—WELCOME, BABY! by Rose Ann Tahe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"For those familiar with Navajo traditions, Tahe's knowledge and Nelson's illustrations give enough of a Where's Waldo breath of cultural clues to balance the scale and justify the buy. (authors' notes, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a "skyscraper home in the big, busy city" and amid the high desert mesas of the "Navajo Nation," family members attempt to make Baby laugh for the first time. Read full book review >
EAT PETE! by Michael  Rex
by Michael Rex, illustrated by Michael Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A silly and surprising picture book that will quickly join regular rotation. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A monster looks for a snack. Read full book review >

LOVE YOU MORE by Gary Urda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"It's nothing new, but it's also clearly heartfelt. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A love song from parents to their child. Read full book review >
WHERE DID YOU COME FROM, BABY DEAR? by George MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"This book may have the most appeal as a gift book for spiritually minded new parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Paired with new illustrations by Dyer, MacDonald's imaginative poem reads as a Q-and-A between a wondering family and their amazing new baby. Read full book review >
WHO DID THAT? by Job, Joris, and Marieke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A lovely, silly mystery. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A community investigates petty vandalism. Read full book review >

GORILLAS GO BANANAS by Patrick Wensink
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Little monkeys will enjoy the rhyme and maybe pick up some new food vocabulary…and so might their caregivers. (Picture book. 2-8)"
This baby gorilla's hungry, but he's awfully picky; what does he want? Read full book review >
HELLO BIRDS, WHAT DO YOU SAY? by Loes Botman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Though many of these birds aren't likely to be found in most North American backyards, it's nevertheless a friendly introduction to birds and bird calls for children on this side of the pond. (Board book. 1-3)"
A sequence of birds answer the titular question with their signature sounds, accompanied by impressionistic paintings. Read full book review >
BUGS AND OTHER LITTLE CREATURES by Stéphanie Babin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Though it isn't built to last, scientifically minded preschoolers will be abuzz over this multisensory board book. (Informational board book. 2-5)"
Feel a bee's fuzzy body or marvel at holographic butterfly wings in this tactile board book. Read full book review >
WHO AM I? by Tristan Mory
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"The elegant simplicity of the artwork, content, and format should make this a repeatable favorite for kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 1-3)"
Sturdy, slide-and-see puzzles introduce toddlers to a few favorite animals in this French import. Read full book review >
WHO EATS WHAT? by Stéphanie Babin
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"While the panels are fun to slide, little naturalists may want to uncover their information elsewhere. (Board book. 2-4)"
Little ones learn about the diets of various critters. Read full book review >
OLIVE THE SHEEP CAN'T SLEEP by Clementina Almeida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"This book makes the most of its dual audience. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A bedtime book with parenting tips to help kids get the sleep they need. Read full book review >
ALLIE ALL ALONG by Sarah Lynne Reul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A metaphorical miss. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A big brother helps his little sister calm down. 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 >