THE BAGEL KING by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"The endearing portrayal of a young boy's relationship with his grandfather makes for a warm, intergenerational story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A minor accident temporarily alters a weekly Sunday-morning-breakfast ritual. Read full book review >
AQUARIUM by Cynthia Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Moving and evocative visual storytelling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl tries to construct an aquarium for her new fish in this wordless Portuguese import by an Argentine artist. Read full book review >

SEED MAGIC by Natalie McKinnon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Sublime. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Seasons come and go, and two unlikely friends help the garden prosper. Read full book review >
PAR-TAY! by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A rousing read-aloud begging for enthusiastic performers. (author's note, references) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Greenfield invites children to imagine what a fridge full of veggies might do once their people leave for the evening. Read full book review >
SONG ON THE WIND by Caroline Everson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A joy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Long ago and far away, a song was sung on the wind and is still journeying to soothe children to slumber. Read full book review >

NOW THAT I'M HERE by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"An exuberant celebration of family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mixed-race child reflects on how much better Mom's and Dad's lives are "now that I'm here." Read full book review >
MRS. NOAH'S POCKETS by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"With themes relevant to today's international struggles over exclusion, scarcity, and prejudice, this reinvention is a beautiful and necessary parable for our time. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
In an adaptation of the popular Bible story, readers meet Mrs. Noah, who has sewn deep pockets into her coat as Mr. Noah prepares the ark. Read full book review >
BOX MEETS CIRCLE by Aaron Hartline
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A spirited take on shapes, compromise, and friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a box and a circle really be friends? Read full book review >
ALBERT'S TREE by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"There are lots of children's books about cute bears who talk like people, but few are as cleverly put together and as witty as Albert's little adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wailing, sad tree poses a problem for a loving bear just waking from hibernation. Read full book review >
THE GREAT CHICKEN ESCAPE by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Immensely charming and surprisingly moving, this satisfying adventure story honors nature, freedom, and the ringing bells inside us that steer us home. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Just as the rooster crows and the nun comes to collect their eggs, four chickens fly the coop. Read full book review >
HELLO LIGHTHOUSE by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A fascinating, splendidly executed peek into both the mundane and the dramatic aspects of lighthouse life. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This tribute to lighthouses of an earlier era focuses on one lighthouse and its dedicated keeper. Read full book review >
BEAR AND WOLF by Daniel Salmieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"With its air of nighttime mystery, this is one that readers will want to revisit again and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bear and a wolf share a wintertime idyll. 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 >