HERE COMES TEACHER CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Not Cat's funniest outing, but readers may get a kick out of imagining what adventures they might have with their own substitute teachers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat is back, a busy schedule of naps interrupted by some substitute teaching when Ms. Melba gets sick. Will Cat survive? Read full book review >
WHEN A WOLF IS HUNGRY by Christine Naumann-Villemin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"As funny and as exquisitely put together as Edmond Bigsnout himself. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Lone wolf Edmond Bigsnout sets off from his country home to kill and eat a "city bunny"—and becomes enmeshed in a life-altering adventure. Read full book review >

I SEE THE SUN IN TURKEY by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Emphasizing daily commonalities, this is a useful book on urban Turkish culture. (afterword, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Turkey's political situation is often in the news, but this book focuses mostly on the everyday life of a young child in Istanbul. Read full book review >
WHERE'S RODNEY? by Carmen Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Combining the amazement offered by the natural world with an unconventional and poignant dose of social commentary, this story gives more to its readers than what meets the eye. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Can-never-sit-still Rodney really wants to be outside, but it seems the world conspires against his urges—but now, Rodney finally makes it outside, "more outside than [he's] ever been before." Read full book review >
BETTER TOGETHER by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pleasant introduction to the power in sticking together. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals discover they are not alone. Read full book review >

I'M A POLICE OFFICER  by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A worthy introduction to the concept of police officers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn about the police force. Read full book review >
POP-UP PEEKABOO PUMPKIN by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Treats, with age-appropriate tricks. (Pop-up board book. 1-3)"
Halloween surprises for diapered trick-or-treaters. Read full book review >
THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Flaky fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How can the Wolf best express his creativity? Read full book review >
STANLEY'S NUMBERS by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"This and its companion should give youngsters plenty about which to babble. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Learn to count with Stanley the hamster and his mole pal, Little Woo. Read full book review >
JUDAH MACCABEE GOES TO THE DOCTOR by Ann D. Koffsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A special shield provides courage on the battlefield and in the doctor's office. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
Hanukkah heroism helps a little boy face his fears about getting an inoculation. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RUTHIE by Gloria Koster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A Jewish holiday mixes it up with a favorite fairy tale. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A Hanukkah culinary delight saves Little Red Riding Hood's literary, Jewish cousin. Read full book review >
WAY TOO MANY LATKES by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fun story to share at Hanukkah—especially with the oil in the pan hot and ready for those yummy, crispy, fried holiday treats. (note on Chelm stories) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oy! Only in Chelm could there be such a problem—and such a solution. 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 >