BABY'S FIRST BOOK OF BIRDS & COLORS by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Useful for toddling birders in need of board books about colors. (Board book. 1-3)"
Gorgeous birds amid foliage of similar hues introduce eight basic colors. Read full book review >
PLAYTIME  by DK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Toddlers won't sit still for all 16 spreads but they will come back again and again to name the objects they play with every day. (Board book. 1-3)"
Looking for suggestions for stocking a preschool toy box? Use this sturdy board book as a guide. Read full book review >

SHAKE, WIGGLE & ROLL by Carli Davidson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Will delight kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A kinetic catalog of canine activities. Read full book review >
THE VERY BERRY COUNTING BOOK by Jerry Pallotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A simple, elegant book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can learn to count from one to 10 in a berry appetizing way. Read full book review >
LET'S FIND MOMO! by Andrew Knapp
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Colorful, kid-friendly fun—and Momo! What more could readers want? (Board book. 2-5)"
Books, blog, Instagram, and Facebook—where else can readers find Momo? Read full book review >

LEXIE THE WORD WRANGLER by Rebecca Van Slyke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Here's hoping Van Slyke and Hartland will round up some more nifty yarns, as this is clever wordplay to share with kids. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Everyone knows Lexie is the best wrangler west of the Mississippi—best word wrangler, that is. Read full book review >
IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >
THE GOLD LEAF by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The gold-leaf golden leaf could easily be a gimmick, but understated, intentional design causes the book to rise above that—lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A golden leaf becomes a bone of contention in a springtime wood. Read full book review >
RAYMOND by Yann Le Bec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"What makes it all worthwhile? Getting 'your ears scratched in just the right place.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dog explores a career in journalism, then decides there are better things (for a dog) to do. Read full book review >
CHEF ROY CHOI AND THE STREET FOOD REMIX by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A vibrant, life-affirming tribute to a chef and his city. (authors' notes, illustrator's note, bibliography, resources, biographies) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The third installment in the Food Heroes series presents Roy Choi and the Los Angeles street-food scene. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Cyndi Marko
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Even those not pie-eyed for pigs will find something to like in this jolly outing. (Graphic/early-reader hybrid. 5-8)"
What's the perfect pet for you? Could it be a pig? Read full book review >
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Most young readers, even those in diapers, would agree. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if the fiery disaster of the first outing (2012) weren't bad enough, news that the world's entire supply of tacos has been used up leaves not just the dragons dismayed. 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 >