WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A charming version of the classic song. (Board book. 1-3)"
"We wish you a merry Christmas!" sing the bundled-up fox, penguin, rabbit, and other anthropomorphic creatures. Read full book review >
HOG WILD! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Whimsical yet satisfying, this book will have even the most down-in-the-dumps fans of musical children's media dancing along. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The doyenne of children's rhyming texts gives listeners of all ages a musical collection accompanied by her signature animal performers. Read full book review >

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Illustrated versions of the famous poem abound, but this rendition stands out for its large size, thoughtful design, and dramatic, atmospheric illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic poem about Santa's appearance on Christmas Eve is presented in a large format with a contemporary setting and a jolly Santa sporting red, high-top sneakers. Read full book review >
ARE WE PEARS YET? by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"These pears will be fun read-aloud companions for curious eaters and budding botanists. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Paul (The Great Pasta Escape, 2017, etc.) merges theatrical farce with informational picture book in this latest. Read full book review >
MELVIN THE MOUTH by Katherine Blanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Dandy and dazzling and top-notch fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A day in the youth of motor-mouth Mel Blanc, written by his daughter-in-law. Read full book review >

THE PRINCESS AND THE CHRISTMAS RESCUE by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Eliza is a conventionally pretty princess with blonde braids, but her mechanical talents and can-do spirit are a refreshing breeze in Princessland. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lonely princess named Eliza uses her engineering talents to help Santa's overwhelmed elves get ready for Christmas toy deliveries. Read full book review >
PICK A PINE TREE by Patricia Toht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Pick this delightful story for a Christmas storytime, for library collections, or for family reading around the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A family of four buys a cut pine tree, takes it home, and, with the help of friends, decorates it for their Christmas tree. Read full book review >
RED AND LULU by Matt Tavares
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A touching, beautifully illustrated story of greatest interest to those in the New York City area. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A pair of cardinals is separated and then reunited when their tree home is moved to New York City to serve as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Read full book review >
A CHRISTMAS FOR BEAR  by Bonny Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Another appealing adventure for this delightful duo, just right for a Christmas Eve storytime, perhaps enjoyed with a plate of pickles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In their sixth adventure together, best friends Bear and Mouse celebrate Christmas with pickles, a poem, and presents. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE REINDEER by Nicola Killen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"One of those rare birds: an original and entertaining Christmas story with its own understated charm. (Picture book. 2-6)"
On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Ollie meets one of Santa's reindeer. Read full book review >
NATIVITY by Cynthia Rylant
adapted by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This gentle interpretation of the birth of Jesus connected to some of his most important words has its own calm, quiet strength. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
Newbery Medalist Rylant offers a succinct, graceful account of the birth of Jesus and some of his most famous words as an adult preaching to others. Read full book review >
<i>THE NUTCRACKER</i> IN HARLEM by T.E. McMorrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An intriguing integration of The Nutcracker's magic into a new setting and a welcome addition to the shelf of Nutcracker-themed picture books. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The plot structure of The Nutcracker ballet's first act is used as the inspiration for this Jazz Age-era story about a shy girl in Harlem. 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 >