ABC BABY SIGNS by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"One might reasonably wonder whether the best time to teach baby sign language is before babies become interested in books, but any book that fosters a child's development of communication skills seems a worthwhile undertaking. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A baby sign language primer for caregivers and infants alike. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BALLET by Natacha  Godeau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"While little ones will enjoy pushing the buttons, there is little here to satisfy burgeoning ballet enthusiasts. (Board book. 3-5)"
An introduction to classic ballet stories, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

GRACE AND KATIE by Susanne Merritt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A pleasant hymn to sisterly cooperation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two sisters, both passionate about drawing but with very different aesthetics, learn the value of collaboration. Read full book review >
CLIVE IS A NURSE by Jessica Spanyol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Clive is a star! (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A stellar board book—one of four—about pretend play that subverts gender stereotypes. Read full book review >
EMERGENCY by Cocoretto
illustrated by Cocoretto
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"For preschool motor-vehicle fanciers everywhere. (Board book. 1-5)"
Everything's under control in this primer on emergency vehicles. Read full book review >

LUNA LOVES LIBRARY DAY by Joe  Coehlo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Reassuring, appealing, and endearing, especially for children in similar situations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What makes library day so special for Luna? Read full book review >
DREAM BIG DREAMS by Pete Souza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Souza has given a hopeful gift for the generations: a keeper. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Former official White House photographer Souza (Obama: An Intimate Portrait, 2017) pares his extensive collection documenting former President Barack Obama's two terms in office. Read full book review >
THE BEST TAILOR IN PINBAUÊ by Eymard Toledo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Loving and hopeful. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A young boy helps revive his uncle's failing tailoring business. Read full book review >
MOUSE by Zebo  Ludvicek
by Zebo Ludvicek, illustrated by Zebo Ludvicek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"This is less of an abecedary and more of an art lesson exploring the changing of shapes piece by piece. Give it an M for Mercurial. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is it possible for a mouse and the letter M to become friends? Read full book review >
MY LAZY CAT by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A fine and restful 'nothing.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
Fat cat Boomer shows the way to a perfect day. Read full book review >
GOLDENLOCKS AND THE THREE PIRATES by April Jones Prince
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Arr-guably the best pirate fairy tale to sail the seven storytimes. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who dares board a most worthy sea vessel when its inhabitants are out? Best be looking for the telltale golden hair. Read full book review >
THE BOY AND THE WHALE by Mordicai Gerstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Bravo for a courageous boy's achievement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy defies his father's warning and rescues a whale tangled in their sole fishing net. 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 >