A GIFT FROM ABUELA by Cecilia Ruiz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Ruiz's muted multimedia prints are charming; the story is not. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grandma and Niña dance, sing, laugh, and eat pan dulce in the park together. But one day the child forgets about her grandmother as school and friends take precedence. Read full book review >
TOMO by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Constructed with extra thick pages, the book probably won't wear out quickly, but that doesn't justify its purchase. Toddlers deserve better. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lai uses a simple counting book to introduce the board-book set to the picture-book adventurer met previously in Tomo Explores the World (2016) and Tomo Takes Flight (2017). Read full book review >

BABY LOVES GRAVITY! by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Good intentions gone wrong. (Board book. 1-4)"
A baby and a dog discover gravity in this appealingly illustrated, developmentally inappropriate book. Read full book review >
THE GREATEST ADVENTURE by Tony Piedra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Richly satisfying. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this picture book, a young city-dwelling boy wishes for a "real adventure," like the ones his grandfather has had. Read full book review >
ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT by Liz Pope
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"An unusual format makes for a nonlinear experience well-suited to the familiar round. (Board book. 1-3)"
Sing the familiar song while baby safely turns the thick pages of this extra-heavy board book. Read full book review >

LOST IN THE LIBRARY by Josh Funk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"An inviting entree, if (not unlike the institution itself) a bit staid. (endnotes) (Picture book. 5-7)"
When one of the marble lions guarding the main entrance to the New York Public Library goes AWOL, the other scampers off in pursuit. Read full book review >
MAISY'S HOUSE by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"The small parts will vanish, but the rest is sturdy enough to endure multiple passes. (Novelty. 3-5)"
Punch-out figures let children play house with Maisy and her friend Tallulah. Read full book review >
FORGOTTEN JUNGLE by Amanda Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2018

"Unsuitable for school or public library shelves but giftworthy starter kits for budding Braques and preschool Pollocks. (Novelty. 4-8)"
Nine prepared scratchboards packaged with a wooden stylus offer invitations to reveal a thematic set of artist's scenes or, with selective scraping, add customized shapes and patterns to each. Read full book review >
WHEN I GROW UP by Julie Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Winning text and illustrations for bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A small child muses about the future as Mom guides the bedtime routine. Read full book review >
SORREL AND THE SLEEPOVER by Corrinne Averiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"The affirming message offers an important lesson about the joys of heterogeneity, so young listeners will likely enjoy making the acquaintance of Sorrel and Sage and pondering with them what makes a perfect friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl squirrel tries to hide the ways that she and her best friend are different. Read full book review >
ALSO AN ANIMAL by Lynn Parrish Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Misses the mark. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
In rhyming verse, a series of "if…then" statements presents animals and their young while expressing parental love. Read full book review >
COLOR ME by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2018

"A pleasant diversion at bathtime or an easy, repeatable, and nonmessy painting activity. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
What fun! A book that changes color. 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 >