PUPPIES CHASE by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Straightforward and accessible, this sturdy board book and its companions are aesthetically pleasing and designed for repeatability. (Board book. 1-3)"
Simple sentences and charming photos of puppies at play make this a sure toddler's delight. Read full book review >
TINY TOWN by Suzy Ultman
by Suzy Ultman, illustrated by Suzy Ultman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Eyestrain-inducing. (Board book. 2-4)"
A hip kid gives readers a tour of the titular, diminutive town. Read full book review >

BIRDS by Ruth A.  Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Young birders and gardeners in the making will applaud this lovely admission to the Look & Learn series and its companion. (Board book. 1-3)"
A colorful, photo-illustrated introduction to our feathered friends. Read full book review >
ROCKET by Mike Vago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Ephemeral, though the interactive feature will likely prompt one or two voyages before the rocket flies off into oblivion. (Novelty board book. 4-5)"
A toy rocket propelled along a winding slot invites young astronauts to sample the wonders of outer space. Read full book review >
BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Lovely illustrations work with a somewhat heavy-handed message; effective more as instruction than story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This picture book champions interpersonal kindness both globally and in a young child's town. Read full book review >

SECRET SEA by Amanda Wood
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Still, with its companion, pretty gift items for budding Botticellis and preschool Picassos. (Novelty. 4-8)"
Partly concealed behind a layer of a removable black coating, nine nautical scenes can be fully revealed—or customized—with an enclosed wooden stylus. Read full book review >
THE PINK UMBRELLA by Amélie Callot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Engaging, lighthearted entertainment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Will three mysterious, anonymous gifts help beloved cafe owner Adele overcome her rainy-day blues? Read full book review >
SURFER DOG by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Tales of boy-meets-dog are perennially popular for good reason: they can tug powerfully at the heartstrings. Unfortunately, there is little here to distinguish this story from the pack. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Set in an unnamed tropical nation by the sea, this picture book follows a boy and the dog he's befriended as they enjoy one of their regular outings to surf at the beach. Read full book review >
MADEMOISELLE GRANDS DOIGTS by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"For those unfamiliar with the Cajun story, this update may be a welcome respite from the flood of Santa Claus and snow-fairy books crowding the holiday shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A humanizing origin story for the Louisiana New Year's Eve folk figure Madame Grands Doigts. Read full book review >
MONSTER CAKE by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Though well-meaning, Knowlton's tale is a beastly explanation of equivalency. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mariah has only an hour to make a cake for the monsters' arrival; will Brendan's advice about equivalent measurements help her or slow her down? Read full book review >
MARTHA & ME by It's Raining Elephants
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2018

"Two creative playmates explore the wonderful ups and downs of imaginary co-play through art. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Painting a playscape can be unexpectedly adventurous when you begin with a big yellow lion! Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S HAT by Malcolm Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Perhaps youngsters who think they are more interested in football than reading will take the message to heart. (Picture book. 3-6)"
New England Patriot and literacy advocate Mitchell proves to have a touch of magic as an author as well as on the field. 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 >