ONE DAY A DOT by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Sugarcoated nursery didactics. (timeline) (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
For preschoolers, an introduction to ideas referencing the Big Bang, evolution, and more. Read full book review >
MAMA'S BELLY by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A good book to share with children eagerly awaiting their own siblings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her baby sister and has lots of questions for her parents. Read full book review >

BEAUREGARD IN A BOX by Jessica Lee Hutchings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A kid traveling around the world in a box could be an imaginative premise for learning about various countries and cultures, but it's not sufficiently fleshed out here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Beauregard dreams of seeing the world but is afraid of air and ocean travel, in this rhyming picture book Read full book review >
IF WENDELL HAD A WALRUS by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A 'stupendiferous, cosmically colossal' good time for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Working to recruit a walrus as a playmate, a small boy living near the ocean serendipitously discovers a new friend. Read full book review >
TIM'S GOODBYE by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A succinct text and an uncluttered design provide space to discover and process a loss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How do you let go of a departed pet? Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Aside from the lack of continuity of the photographs, as an introduction to lacrosse, this book is a score. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An introduction to the sport of lacrosse for beginners. Read full book review >
ALPHABET BOATS by Samantha R. Vamos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"This companion to Alphabet Trains (2015) and Alphabet Trucks (2013) offers opportunities for classroom use as well as learning for boat enthusiasts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ahoy! "Raise the anchor. / Grab the oars. / Chart a course / to distant shores." Read full book review >
THE FISH AND THE CAT by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"An unhurried pace and graphically arresting scenes build suspense and wonderment in equal measure, providing space for reflection and tantalizing questions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless chase: in this 92-page visual narrative, a somewhat bemused cat pursues a domestic fish. Read full book review >
RED by Jed Alexander
by Jed Alexander, illustrated by Jed Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A nod to 'Little Red Riding Hood,' yes, but also a not-so-scary, sweet treat on its own. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small child in a red cape carries a basket through a forest filled with creatures—including an enormous wolf! Read full book review >
MAGNOLIA’S MAGNIFICENT MAP by Lauren Bradshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Budding explorers may find inspiration for their own gatherings and maps. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The six members of the Walnut Animal Society are gathering for their monthly Society Soirée, but will Magnolia the Bunny be finished with her presentation in time? Read full book review >
MOON by Alison Oliver
by Alison Oliver, illustrated by Alison Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Convincingly and sweetly told, Moon's story is a striking authorial debut from illustrator Oliver. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An overscheduled kid gets a taste of the wild life of wolves and brings some of it back home. Read full book review >
RIGHT NOW by Jessica Olien
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Far too allusive for its concrete-thinking audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children enact a litany of positive exhortations. 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 >