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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

LITTLE EXCAVATOR by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An A+ for Little E and his creator. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A petite excavator named Little E finds his place among a crew of full-sized, heavy-construction equipment working together to build a park. Read full book review >
OUT! by Arree Chung
by Arree Chung, illustrated by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bouncy nighttime blend of easy graphic novel and almost-wordless picture book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Jo Jo is a babysitter of sorts. She's also a St. Bernard. Read full book review >
BIRTHDAY COUNTING  by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Cutesy but insubstantial—this is one to skip. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
McGrath welcomes readers of this latest celebratory offering to a birthday party, where objects such as treats from a piñata, presents, candles, and friends offer counting opportunities, from six balloons down to one goody bag filled with candy. Read full book review >
MONSTER BABY by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"While this book doesn't offer a new treatment of this well-trod theme, it's a gentle addition to a high-demand topic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little monster becomes a big sibling when the titular baby arrives. Read full book review >
LITTLES by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Littles are loved from the moment they're born. / They're swaddled, / and coddled, / and kissed every morn." Read full book review >
CAN AN AARDVARK BARK? by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Don't share this engaging read-aloud in a quiet library. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Barks, grunts, squeals, whines, bellows, growls, and laughs—all kinds of animals use all kinds of sounds to communicate. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY LUNCH BOX? by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"This may turn the dreaded morning routine into a game, and what could be more welcome than that? (Board book. 2-5)"
A getting-ready-for-school book for little ones who are learning their colors. 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 >