SECRET SEA by Amanda Wood
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Still, with its companion, pretty gift items for budding Botticellis and preschool Picassos. (Novelty. 4-8)"
Partly concealed behind a layer of a removable black coating, nine nautical scenes can be fully revealed—or customized—with an enclosed wooden stylus. Read full book review >
TOOT, TOOT, BOOM! LISTEN TO THE BAND by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Hours of amusement for budding Beethovens. (Board book. 1-3)"
Brief but noisy fun in this "press and listen" introduction to musical instruments for tots. Read full book review >

THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO FALL IN LOVE by Orianna  Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Hapless Wolf gets the girl, though young readers aren't likely to 'get' love from this entry. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A valentine entry in Lallemand and Thuillier's series about Wolf. Read full book review >
GOLDILOCKS AND THE JUST RIGHT POTTY by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A classic fairy tale is cleverly reworked for those transitioning from diapers. Read full book review >
BUSTER AND THE BABY by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An amusing tale with heart that preschoolers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An energetic toddler plays hide-and-seek with her dog, a small but spunky canine named Buster. Read full book review >

THIS LITTLE TRAILBLAZER by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While this historic roll call is impressively diverse, toddlers are highly unlikely to grasp the importance of these female pioneers from the few, short lines and the simplified and sometimes confusing images. (Board book. 2-4)"
Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, and Maria Tallchief are some of the icons introduced in this "Girl Power Primer." Read full book review >
NORMAN THE SLUG WITH THE SILLY SHELL by Sue Hendra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"The common desire to fit in gets a silly, if not particularly clever or well-knit, take. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A slug with shell envy finds a worthy surrogate—and then something even better. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU SAY I LOVE YOU? by Hannah Eliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A worthy if imperfect read for caregivers looking to introduce different cultures to their children. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn how to say "I love you" in different languages. Read full book review >
HUSH A BYE, BABY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"This multiethnic title is not memorable enough to become a bedtime favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
This third title in the New Books for Newborns series features multiethnic dads getting their infants ready for bed. Read full book review >
THE DAY WE LOST PET by Chuck Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Breathtakingly original. (Picture book. 4-11)"
From the opening pages, with lines like "we were piles of skin laundry blending into a world of pales and fogs," debut author Young transports readers into a world somehow familiar and simultaneously unlike any they have ever experienced. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A breath of fresh air. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Author Willey brings years of experience in children's music and movement to her debut. Read full book review >
GROUNDHUG DAY by Anne Marie Pace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Readers may learn a thing or two about both being a friend and getting over their own fears. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A moose and his forest friends are busy planning a Valentine's Day party, but one aspect of the organizing stops them in their tracks. 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 >