PHOEBE SOUNDS IT OUT by Julie Zwillich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Flawd but makes a point about fun with fonicks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's in a name? How do you spell it? Read full book review >
SMELL MY ELEPHANT by Tina Ballon DeBord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Toddlers may identify with Fletcher's devotion to Elephant, but far more engaging stuffed-friend tales abound. Try them first. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What does Fletcher's elephant smell like? Read full book review >

UP! by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A celebration of baby love as it's carried out all over the world. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Diverse caregivers and babies populate this picture-book depiction of caring and carrying. Read full book review >
FULL MOON LORE by Ellen Wahi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Trite text and overworked art detract from an interesting concept. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Each month of the year is represented by a full moon, one of its nicknames in the Northern Hemisphere, and some notes about seasonal changes during that month. Read full book review >
THE TREASURE BOX by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A poignant and accessible story about the importance of the survival of a people's history as well as of the people themselves. Excellent. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The enemy bombs the library, and Peter's father saves a beloved book in an iron box just before his people are forced to flee the war in his country. Read full book review >

THE WISHING FOXES by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Welcome wherever folk tales are popular. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
MacDonald and the Whitmans offer an Appalachian version of "The Kind and the Unkind Girls." Read full book review >
LITTLE RED ROLLS AWAY by Linda Whalen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Designed to address the anxieties moving holds for children, this book is competent and clear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Red, a small barn, is moved from his home, much to his distress. Read full book review >
ROCKET BOY by Damon Lehrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2017

"An evocative—albeit restrained—odyssey into the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy journeys to a mysterious land when his drawings blast off the page in this wordless, haunting picture book. Read full book review >
PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"This indeed should please the bees! (Picture book. 4-8)"
From his morning toast with honey to a last cup of tea with honey at bedtime, Benedict's fondness for the sticky stuff defines just about everything he does. Read full book review >
WHAT DADDIES LIKE by Judy Carey Nevin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A pleasing salute to fathers and the time they spend with their children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As a father bear and his cub go through their day together, the text enumerates all the things that daddies like (hint: they are the things the cub likes, too). Read full book review >
THINGS TO DO WITH DAD by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With some imagination, even chores can be fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A to-do list sure can be a drag. Read full book review >
YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU by Miguel Tanco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming reminder to stop and smell the roses with a child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In perfect pairings, Tanco's spare illustrations combine with brief text to show all the joys and wonders children introduce to their parents' lives. 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 >