DO DOODLEBUGS DOODLE? by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2018

"Overall, clever: entomology via etymology. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Funny speculation is made about the common names of 11 insects, after which a few facts are offered. Read full book review >
HELLO, HOT DOG by Lily Murray
by Lily Murray, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2018

"Offering endless possibilities for different voices and performance styles, this book is a surefire hit to read aloud, with hilarity, suspense, and pathos perfect for children developing responses to these stimuli. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This energetic picture book pits a hot dog's rudimentary survival instinct against appetites both human and canine. Read full book review >

SHAPES by Jacques Duquennoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Conceptually elegant, visually clean, uncluttered—and sure to inspire young artists everywhere. (Board book. 2-5)"
A charming lesson for young Michaelangelos and O'Keeffes on drawing geometric shapes—and from them, simple representational images. Read full book review >
UNDER THE CANOPY by Iris Volant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A rather flat compilation of tree and forest legends and myths accompanied by stolid illustrations. (Picture book/folklore. 5-10)"
Myths and legends surrounding trees and forests make up this picture book. Read full book review >
OUT, OUT AWAY FROM HERE by Rachel Woodward
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Honors the emotional lives of many—but not all—children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a child is overcome by negative emotions, solace can be found in the imagination. Read full book review >

DORMOUSE AND HIS SEVEN BEDS by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Engaging illustrations embellish a somewhat odd tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Why does Dormouse keep showing up—asleep—in other animals' homes, and how will the dilemma be solved? Read full book review >
THIS STORY IS FOR YOU by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"This pleasantly mild hero's journey is fabulous on the eye, but the narrative speaks more to nostalgic adults than children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two children quest while pondering the nature of friendship. Read full book review >
STARRY SKIES by Samantha Chagollan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A promising approach—but too underpowered to reach orbital velocity. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Young earthlings turn starry skies into playscapes in this first look at constellations. Read full book review >
LUCY AND THE DRAGONFLY by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"This allegory about the actions of individuals making a difference and the importance of hope is relayed in beautiful language and delicate illustrations—and a subtle white bias. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The natural world's enriching effect, the tragedy of its fragile state, and the need for both action and hope are portrayed allegorically in this picture book imported from Canada. Read full book review >
THE PARTY by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A fun, simple, yet sophisticated collection about a friendship between two very different characters. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Irrepressible Chick and his laid-back pal Fox star in three illustrated stories for new readers. Read full book review >
BUT THE BEAR CAME BACK by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An old tale that should have been left alone. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A roly-poly bear, suitcase in hand, knocks on the door of a young child's brownstone. Read full book review >
THE BEST MOTHER by Cynthia Surrisi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A delightful look at a what-if all children have considered, if not acted upon. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Maxine searches for a new mother…and discovers the best one has been with her all along. 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 >