HEY BLACK CHILD by Useni Eugene Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"All black children need to know Perkins' prideful poem, possibly by heart, because it's really that doggone good. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A poem by a celebrated Chicago playwright and long beloved within the Black History Month tradition about the achievement, potential, and ancestral joy incubated within the black experience. Read full book review >
WINTER DANCE by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An exemplary addition to the shelves of nature-themed picture books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As winter begins to set in, a curious fox wonders what he ought to do. Read full book review >

BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A picture book more than worthy of sharing the shelf with Alan Schroeder and Jerry Pinkney's Minty (1996) and Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson's Moses (2006). (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A memorable, lyrical reverse-chronological walk through the life of an American icon. Read full book review >
SMALL WALT by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Charming and endearing: 'ChuggaMmmm-hmmm!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smallest in a fleet of snowplows always gets picked last in a snowstorm, but he and his driver, Gus, show that teamwork and perseverance pay off. Read full book review >
PRINCESS HAIR by Sharee Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A sweet and joyful affirmation of the truth that 'NAPPY princesses are HAPPY princesses.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
After decades of white princesses' domination of American fairy tales, Miller expands the vision of what princess hair can look like to black girls. Read full book review >

CITY MOUSE, COUNTRY MOUSE by Maggie Rudy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's always room for another take on a classic, especially when done so well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A new twist on the classic Aesop fable. Read full book review >
A BOY, A MOUSE, AND A SPIDER by Barbara Herkert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A stunner—radiant even. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The story of how E.B. White came to write two of his three classic children's books. Read full book review >
I AM LIFE by Elisabeth Helland Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A prettily packaged, accessible meditation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Life, personified by a mythical, orange creature that seems to have both wings and fur, tells about how it spends its time on Earth. Read full book review >
TRIO by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2017

"Lovely to look at, a pleasure to read aloud, and offering plenty of details to pore over, Trio's story seems destined to become a favorite for many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Despite having only three legs, Trio the cat lives a full, happy life. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Emma Randall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A tip of the hat to this delightful rendition of an old song, updated with memorable illustrations and a modern cast of characters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This handsome rendition of the classic holiday song features a striking black cover with a folk-art-style floral border and the title in gold letters. Read full book review >
WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BABY BEAR? by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Twilit enchantment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Baby Bear are back, enjoying a summer evening of foraging enlivened by an enthusiastic game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >
WINDOWS by Julia Denos
Kirkus Star
by Julia Denos, illustrated by E.B. Goodale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A warmhearted tale of a child, a dog, and their peaceful, friendly, and inviting neighborhood. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Readers are invited to match their observant eyes with those of a child out for an evening walk. 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 >