NATALIE'S HAIR WAS WILD! by Laura Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Perhaps one day we can reclaim the word 'wild' as a descriptor for black hair, but this book doesn't do the trick. As it is, it could facilitate discussion on the politics of black hair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl's hair becomes home to animals. Read full book review >
WHEN SOPHIE THINKS SHE CAN'T... by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Sure to be a staple in classrooms everywhere. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sophie gets really, really discouraged. Read full book review >

AVA AND THE RAINBOW (WHO STAYED) by Ged Adamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A sweet cautionary tale about a world that requires constant novelty that's just a little evanescent itself. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rainbows delight with vivid colors, magical evanescence, and unpredictable appearances. Read full book review >
A PEACEFUL GARDEN by Lucy London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A lulling, calm breath of fresh air. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two triangular-faced felines tend a garden from start to finish. Read full book review >
WIDE-AWAKE BEAR by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A warm, cozy counterpoint to Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman's Bear Snores On (2002) but without the 'Again! Again!' readability. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While all bears grow heavy-eyed in the winter, some little cubs—like some little humans—are too anxious to sleep. Read full book review >

WHAT'S NEXT DOOR? by Nicola O'Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An adventure in interactive reading, like Hervé Tullet's Press Here (2011) but with a plot. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Doorways traced with a fingertip become die-cut portals on following pages as O'Byrne invites readers to help an errant crocodile find a suitable home. Read full book review >
FUNNY KID FOR PRESIDENT by Matt Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Funny kid's far from LOL-funny…but he'll elicit some giggles. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Run for class president? Now that's a funny idea. Read full book review >
LOUISE LOVES BAKE SALES  by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A sweet sibling outing, in both senses of the word. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Art-loving Louise and her little brother, Art, cook up creative treats for the first-grade bake sale in this early-reader offering. Read full book review >
TBH, THIS IS SO AWKWARD by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"This first in a new series for preteens and young teens who value friendship and doing the right thing is pretty endearing. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In a story told entirely through text messages, emails, homework assignments, handwritten notes, and diary entries, three longtime besties discover it's OK to welcome new friends into your life without leaving the old ones behind. Read full book review >
BAGEL IN LOVE by Natasha Wing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"In contrast to the carbs and desserts pictured, though sweet, this is unlikely to stick with readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A romance for carb (and pun!) lovers who dance to their own drummers and don't give up on their dreams. Read full book review >
HOW DOES MY HOME WORK? by Chris Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A darling introduction to the engineered amenities that help make a house a home. (author's note, illustrator's note, index) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Butterworth and Gaggiotti (Where Did My Clothes Come From? 2015) team up for another informational picture book, this time exploring the inner workings of a single-family house. Read full book review >
FOR AUDREY WITH LOVE by Philip Hopman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Bursting with color and panache, Hopman's double portrait of Givenchy and Hepburn lovingly captures one of the 20th century's most beautiful friendships. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A lavishly illustrated window into how fashion drew Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy together. 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 >