BRUCE'S BIG MOVE  by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A funny, delightful argument both for and against a hermitic life. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother Bruce wants to escape the size—and chaos—of his family. Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT A VALENTINE by Carter Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"A sort of anti-valentine for those who want to show the ones they love they care without being all mushy (or spending any money). (Picture book. 5-8)"
After a small girl gives a boy a valentine, he finds all kinds of ways to show her he cares, but not with a valentine. Read full book review >

THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An engaging take . (Board book. 2-3)"
The itsy bitsy spider scales the water spout again. Read full book review >
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A charming version of the classic song. (Board book. 1-3)"
"We wish you a merry Christmas!" sing the bundled-up fox, penguin, rabbit, and other anthropomorphic creatures. Read full book review >
WHO LOVES ME? by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A lovely and reassuring tale. (Board book. 2-5)"
A little raccoon is well-loved. Read full book review >

ALL ABOARD THE DISCOVERY EXPRESS by Emily Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A smooth ride, with a few stops that are off the well-beaten path. (Informational novelty. 3-5)"
A train takes young travelers through time and space to witness highlights in the history of transportation. Read full book review >
THIS WAY, THAT WAY by Antonio Ladrillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Elegantly simple in design, but as for content, less is definitely less. (Novelty. 2-4)"
Using vertical and diagonal creases to bend the pages, readers can transform circles and other geometric shapes in this wordless concept book. Read full book review >
CAN'T CATCH ME! by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A valuable lesson on egotism, with more than one echo of 'The Gingerbread Boy.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is the boasting mouse asking for trouble? Read full book review >
POLAR BEAR POSTMAN by Seigo Kijima
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Kijima's combination of thick lines and delicate use of color is a plus, but it takes some work to prize out the themes of missing children and climate change. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bird chick goes missing, which offers an opportunity to discuss the potential loss of other creatures. Read full book review >
KLONDIKE, DO NOT EAT THOSE CUPCAKES! by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A picture-book treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Can Klondike the seal resist eating his little sister's cupcakes before her birthday party? Read full book review >
GRANDMA'S PURSE by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"The magic of grandparents is undeniable, and this book is an excellent treat for grandkids to share with their own grandmas and grandpas, or the other way around. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Treasure could be hiding in the most surprising places. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE CHICK by Wendy Hartmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2017

"A definite hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A South African import with echoes of "Chicken Little" and other absurd chain-of-events tales. 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 >