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 >
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 >

GOOD MORNING, NEIGHBOR by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Teamwork, sharing, and neighborly friendship emerge as integral ingredients in this sweet, satisfying book for young readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Forest friends need an egg to bake a cake, and while their animal neighbors cannot offer all the other necessary ingredients, they do join the confectionary quest. 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 >
PEEK-A-WHO? by Elsa Mroziewicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Caregivers will flip over the innovative flaps, warm animal art, and opportunities to interact with little listeners. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Just when you thought it couldn't be done, there's a new twist—ahem, fold—on a classic guessing game! Read the clues, then open triangular flaps to see animals hidden beneath. Read full book review >

LITTLE BOAT by Taro Gomi
Kirkus Star
by Taro Gomi, illustrated by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"With this masterful board book, little listeners are in for some smooth sailing. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Intrepid Little Boat encounters pint-sized obstacles before returning safely to his family. Read full book review >
TREVOR by Jim Averbeck
Kirkus Star
by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Amy Hevron
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Both poignant and triumphant at once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely canary takes a chance on friendship and the payoff is immeasurable. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE MONSTERS by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"What better way to deal with baby monsters than to tuck them safely into bed? Little monsters will try to put off the inevitable bedtime with the demand, 'read it again.' (Board book. 2-4)"
A board book for older toddlers who like pretending to be just a little bit scared. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A LION by Ed Vere
Kirkus Star
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and far between these days. This marvelous book triumphs in that essential job. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A thoughtful lion decides whether he can be something other than fierce in this picture book. Read full book review >
HERO VS. VILLAIN by T. Nat Fuller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Positive, engaging, and, most of all, fun; an outstanding introduction to derring-do. (Board book. 18 mos-4)"
Eye-popping adventure served up with lessons in opposites and conflict resolution. Read full book review >
FIND COLORS by Tamara Shopsin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2018

"Even though it is only black and white, it is infinitely creative and colorful. (Board book. 2-5)"
Wife-and-husband team Shopsin and Fulford have done the impossible and reimagined the color concept book. Read full book review >
WILL BEAR SHARE? by Hilary Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A clear and winning guide to a key social grace; share and repeat as necessary. (Board book. 1-4)"
Sharing can be fun, although it may have its limits. 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 >