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 >
THE GINGERBREAD MAN AND THE LEPRECHAUN LOOSE AT SCHOOL by Laura Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"After this test of his tracking and capturing skills, what will the Gingerbread Man tackle next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Murray and Lowery's cookie main character is back, this time doing his best to foil a March prankster. Read full book review >
POPPY, BUTTERCUP, BLUEBELL, AND DANDY by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A playful albeit lightweight tribute to small things that make a big difference. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An enthusiastic flower fairy rallies her friends in a grass-roots effort to spread flower-power through a bleak city. Read full book review >

HOOKED by Tommy Greenwald
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"The message for caregivers is not at all subtle, but kids like Joe need them to hear it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young angler finally catches The Big One, but it's not what readers expect. Read full book review >
TILLY AND TANK by Jay Fleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An endearing picture-book debut about tolerance and the assumption of enmity instead of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An elephant attempts to befriend an artillery unit. Read full book review >
RUBY'S CHINESE NEW YEAR by Vickie Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Another Chinese New Year book perhaps worth adding for its extras. (activity instructions) (Picture book. 4-8)"
If Grandmother can't come for Chinese New Year, Ruby will bring Chinese New Year to her! Read full book review >
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Alluring, wordless enchantment. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Many visual stories play out during the night, between the time that a child falls asleep and then awakens. Read full book review >
MAE AMONG THE STARS by Roda Ahmed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An enchanting, inspirational account of Jemison's early life that illustrates the importance of encouraging and supporting children's dreams. (biographical note) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Pioneering African-American astronaut Mae Jemison's childhood love of space and supportive parents led to her illustrious career. 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 >
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 >