THE FROG BOOK by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Another appealing title in a long series of demonstrations of nature's wonders. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A prolific author/illustrator couple explores the world of frogs. Read full book review >
FOX'S BOX by Emilia Zebrowska
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"There's a lot of learning packed into this little book, making it adaptable to many settings. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A curious fox and an ensemble of animals speculate about what is inside a festive box. Read full book review >

HOW DO YOU DO? by Larissa Theule
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"The story is serious about its shift from glum to optimistic, but the background colors and the animals' humorous expressions keep it light throughout—anyone who's needed this kind of intervention will relate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One animal helps two animals out of the doldrums. Read full book review >
REACH HIGHER by Amanda Lucidon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"With Souza's book, this could have bookended the Obama years. But it's more of a bookend and a paperweight. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Lucidon's adaptation of her adult book Chasing Light (2017) for the kindergarten-to-second-grade set aims for the photographic splendor of Pete Souza's Dream Big Dreams (2017), which celebrates what made the Obama administration both historic and extraordinary. Read full book review >
MISS MINK by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Pretty and positive (and posh). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Mink, human "cat countess," relates 20 lessons she has gleaned from her 67 cats. Read full book review >

PRINCESS PUFFYBOTTOM…AND DARRYL by Susin Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"Princess and Darryl need a sequel. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Princess Puffybottom's purrrrfect life is spoiled by a puppy named Darryl. Read full book review >
THE VERY IMPATIENT CATERPILLAR by Ross Burach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"An object lesson in the value of patience as well as a droll introduction to meta-what-now. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Not every caterpillar gets the memo—or is, for that matter, temperamentally suited to spending two weeks immobilized in a chrysalis. Read full book review >
HOW BIG IS BIG? HOW FAR IS FAR? ALL AROUND ME by Jun Cen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A low-key consciousness raiser, more about the fun (and value) of measuring than the importance of accurate results. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
An invitation to compare heights, lengths, weights, temperatures, and other relative measures in this German import. Read full book review >
MIND YOUR MANNERS by Nicola Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"A playful guide to etiquette. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bevy of animals demonstrates how good manners can help everyone get along. Read full book review >
MINA VS. THE MONSOON by Rukhsanna Guidroz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"On close inspection, it is so much more than it seems: a delightful picture book about a girl child discovering a wondrous secret about her mother. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ostensibly, this is a story about a girl and her ball and the rain: Mina wants to play soccer, but the monsoon has arrived in her South Asian village. Read full book review >
LOTS OF LOVE LITTLE ONE by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"So sweet it'll have readers heading for their toothbrushes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Another entry in the how-much-I-love-you genre. Read full book review >
LOVE by Sesame Workshop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Devoted fans of Sesame Street will love to see their favorite characters in a different light: on the page instead of on TV. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The cast of Sesame Street declaims what love means to them. 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 >