WHERE DO DIGGERS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"For young truck enthusiasts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Trucks of all kinds get ready for Christmas with the help of an elflike little mouse. Read full book review >
CITY by Ingela P. Arrhenius
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Ideal for young listeners and beginning readers who are making their first word associations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Another oversized picture book by Swedish artist Arrhenius (Main Street Magic, 2017; Animals, 2016) introduces very young children to the sights and colors of the city. Read full book review >

ECCLESIASTES by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A lovely, quiet interpretation of some of the most famous verses from the Old Testament, one that will last through many seasons. (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
Newbery Medalist Rylant continues her series of simplified Bible verse interpretations with this illustrated version of the familiar "to everything there is a season" text, adapted from the King James version of the book of Ecclesiastes. Read full book review >
ON MY SWIM by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2018

"A quick, cute read, best for fidgety little readers.(Picture book. 2-5)"
A family of four has an eventful day of exploratory fun at the beach. Read full book review >
PEEK AND SEEK by Violet Peto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Fun as a peekaboo, but the language and natural history alike are both shoddy. (Informational novelty. 2-5)"
Large fold-out flaps open to transform a set of seemingly empty scenes into landscapes teeming with wildlife. Read full book review >

HORSE TALES by Molly Fehr
by Molly Fehr, illustrated by Molly Fehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Though the book's flaps are overambitious, horse lovers will be champing at the bit to meet these new farm friends. (Board book. 2-4)"
Meet various horses and hear their stories in this lift-the-flap ode to all things equine. Read full book review >
LEO GETS A CHECKUP by Anna McQuinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A helpful way to prepare toddlers for a visit to the doctor with a character who's easy to love. (Picture book. 1-3)"
In this episode in the life of toddler Leo, younger brother to Lola (Lola Reads to Leo, 2012, etc.), his parents take him to the doctor's office for a checkup. Read full book review >
IF ANIMALS CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A sweet, cozy book to share with young children as Christmas approaches. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Over a dozen types of animal families show how they would celebrate this holiday season. Read full book review >
CHOMP GOES THE ALLIGATOR by Matthew Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A bang-up banquet certain to draw demands for repeat courses and sturdy enough to survive them. (Pop-up board book. 2-4)"
A hungry alligator chows down on 10 sets of unwary swamp denizens—with, eventually, predictable results. Read full book review >
MY BEST FRIENDS by Leilani Sparrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Not the best—but just fine. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little bear reflects on friendship. Read full book review >
BABY'S FIRSTS by Nancy Raines Day
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"An excellent first book for baby—and parents, too. (Picture book. 0-3)"
A joyful, poetic celebration of tiny moments in babies' lives. Read full book review >
SO MANY SOUNDS by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Make some noise at storytime with this book. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A look at sounds throughout the day. 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 >