ALPHAMALS by Big Picture Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Adult aficionados of art books are likely to appreciate this endeavor more than children will. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How far can an alphabet concept be stretched? Read full book review >
THE QUIET CROCODILE by Natacha Andriamirado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Tongue-in-cheek humor and stylized illustrations should make this appealing to sophisticated young listeners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this French import, a natty group of animal friends congregates on the back of Fossil the crocodile, engaging in everyday activities while piling on top of one another in various configurations. Read full book review >

GOODNIGHT, HOCKEY FANS by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"While hockey fans are the most obvious audience for this book, it depicts a familiar childhood scene. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hockey superfan can't get to sleep until he tunes his radio to the big game. Read full book review >
BRAVE by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A gentle reminder of everyday challenges and opportunities, told with economy, clarity, and earnestness if not great style. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Every kid faces challenges every day. And the brave persevere. Read full book review >
GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"With pleasing echoes of Brown's famous classic, including bookends of a cow jumping over a moon, this bedtime story will entice families back again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new potential classic just right for bedtime, on the 70th anniversary of Goodnight Moon. Read full book review >

PIGEON P.I. by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Further feathery cases for this duo would be just fine. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's filching the feathered folk of the city? Read full book review >
THE GREAT PUPPY INVASION by Alastair Heim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"This silly story turns convention on its head, and kids who get the joke will surely giggle. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Hordes of puppies take over the town of Strictville, and no one knows how to react. Read full book review >
ACCIDENT! by Andrea Tsurumi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Accidents are OK. This entertaining romp acknowledges that those who have them are OK, too. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oopses occur when animals of varied sizes, colors, and species wreak havoc around town and pay a riotous price—but learn a valuable life lesson. Read full book review >
THE LIBRARY BOOK by Tom Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A playful tribute to libraries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chapin and Mark's "Library Song" is reinvigorated into an inviting picture book. Read full book review >
A NIGHT OUT WITH MAMA by Quvenzhané Wallis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"As (at 9) the youngest contender to date for an Academy Award best actress prize, Wallis narrates a story well worth reading and sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Few brown girls (and even few brown women) have ever been able to tell a story like this. Read full book review >
LITTLE PENGUIN AND THE LOLLIPOP by Tadgh Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A worthy and attractive story of going the extra yard to say you are sorry. Earplugs not included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of a mistake—really, an honest mistake—and how to make amends, which includes read-aloud scream-alongs. Three of them. Read full book review >
MEOW! by Victoria Ying
by Victoria Ying, illustrated by Victoria Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Meow meow purr meow (translation: a charmer). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Won't anyone play yarn ball? 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 >