CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A biography with appeal for sports fans and budding artists alike, it will also beckon to any reader who appreciates a well-told, artfully illustrated story. (author's and illustrator's notes, resources, quote sources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Not even the thrill of football could dissuade Ernie Barnes from pursuing his artistic dream. Read full book review >
DAVID AND THE LOST LAMB by W.C. Bauers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A mostly effective translation of the popular parable. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little David saves the day. Read full book review >

HOW TO GROW A DINOSAUR by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"While Esbaum and Boldt can't address every aspect of having a new baby around the house, they hit the relevant highlights—the serious, the horrific, and the hysterical—and tenderly portray the growing bond between the two children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dinosaur fans expecting a new baby in the family now have a guide to big-siblinghood. Read full book review >
LITTLE SID by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Skip. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Little princeling Sid leaves the palace seeking what he lacks. Read full book review >
BOB AND JOSS TAKE A HIKE! by Peter McCleery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A story whose message of joie de vivre, especially in adverse situations, is worthwhile; however, it lacks the fresh cleverness of the first book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Laid-back Joss and uptight Bob are back; this time the two white friends are on a hike in the woods. Read full book review >

THE DIGGER AND THE FLOWER by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Short of Maryann's abandoning Mike Mulligan for a life of conservation and gardening, one couldn't hope for a better tale of rebirth and regeneration in the face of unchecked industrial sprawl. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An altruistic excavator finds life's meaning when it stops to smell the flowers. Read full book review >
MIGHTY TUG by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A visual treat for boat-loving readers, albeit one with some leaks in the text. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little tugboat carries out some big jobs around New York Harbor. Read full book review >
EVERY COLOR SOUP by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Lovely and playful for storytimes and family sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hurley cooks up a big pot of soup, introducing young children to the colorful veggies, kitchen equipment, and cooking techniques that bring it to table. Read full book review >
YELLOW KAYAK by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A gentle story of calm courage and of quiet, trusting perseverance that will comfort readers in their anxious times. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A white child and a giraffe encounter danger and adventure in a small boat on the high seas. Read full book review >
FREE AS A BIRD by Lina Maslo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Choose this book to portray Malala as exceptional; look elsewhere to emphasize her place in a larger movement. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Another picture-book biography about Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-international heroine Malala Yousafzai. Read full book review >
MARTHA & ME by It's Raining Elephants
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2018

"Two creative playmates explore the wonderful ups and downs of imaginary co-play through art. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Painting a playscape can be unexpectedly adventurous when you begin with a big yellow lion! Read full book review >
MY PILLOW KEEPS MOVING! by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sweet gigglefest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An enterprising little dog insinuates its way into the heart and home of an unsuspecting man. 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 >