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 >
MY PILLOW KEEPS MOVING! by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sweet gigglefest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An enterprising little dog insinuates its way into the heart and home of an unsuspecting man. Read full book review >

A PLACE TO START A FAMILY by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A fine synthesis of poetry and science. (Informational picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Twelve poems present a variety of animal homes and mate-attracting constructions. Read full book review >
FLO by Kyo Maclear
by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Jay Fleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Though clearly a message about the dangers of overscheduling children, the lesson goes down easily; caregivers may even take note. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flo is the smallest member of a large family of overprogrammed pandas. Read full book review >
LIBBA by Laura Veirs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"An inspiring tale of an artist who came into her own later in life than traditional narratives lead readers to believe is normal. (author's note, works cited) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A biography of folk-music icon Elizabeth Cotten. Read full book review >

PENGUINS DON'T WEAR SWEATERS! by Marikka Tamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"It's almost too cute to get the message across that people should knit sweaters for toy animals—not for the real critters. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cautionary tale for young readers about the aftermath of oil spills near penguin habitats. Read full book review >
BOBO AND THE NEW BABY by Rebecca Minhsuan Huang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sweetly satisfying addition to the family of new-sibling books. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bobo loves his life with Mr. and Mrs. Lee, until one day…. Read full book review >
BUB by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Visually engaging if verbally underwhelming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Can Bub persuade his family to change their ways? Read full book review >
EVERYBUNNY COUNT! by Ellie Sandall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"An utterly charming, beguiling counting book that engages on many levels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bevy of bunnies playing hide-and-seek encounters a surprise. Read full book review >
LOVE by Matt de la Peña
Kirkus Star
by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Timely, timeless, and utterly necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the moment prose and art appear in the opening spread, de la Peña and Long usher readers into a patient, pensive meditation on love. Read full book review >
SO FAR UP by Susanne Strasser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"With its enjoyable read-aloud rhythm and animal antics, this board book 'takes the cake!' (Board book. 1-4)"
In this pleasing cumulative tale, a cake waits atop a tall tower, and a group of animals collaborates to reach the sweet treat. Read full book review >
SO LIGHT, SO HEAVY by Susanne Strasser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Such a heavyweight for such a light little book—delightful. (Board book. 2-4)"
The teeter-totter won't tip no matter how many animals are on it. What will it take to make the teeter-totter tip? 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 >