LUNAR NEW YEAR by Hannah Eliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Lovely illustrations wasted on this misguided project. (Board book. 4-8)"
The Celebrate the World series spotlights Lunar New Year. Read full book review >
STRUTTIN' WITH SOME BARBECUE by Patricia Hruby Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Brimming with a contagious love of jazz and its first lady, this work brings down the house. (notes, timeline, glossary, resources, sources, index) (Verse biography. 8-14)"
Lil Hardin, dubbed "the first lady of jazz," gets a loving ode in this biography in free verse. Read full book review >

PEA POD LULLABY by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"While some adults may welcome the chance to discuss the issues raised in the illustrations, many may find the text, however lyrical, a barrier to comprehension. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A family takes an ocean journey from a bleak, war-torn location to a dock by a small house where a man and dog appear to welcome them. Read full book review >
THE POESY RING by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Lovely to look at and to ponder, best suited to children of a philosophical bent. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In 1830 a tearful young woman flings a ring into the air, and it lands in a seaside meadow in Ireland. Read full book review >
HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT by Vern Kousky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Despite the lively illustrations and a conflict readers will readily recognize, the resolution excuses unkindness to uphold a lesson about self-sacrifice and generosity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Above all else, Harold treasures his woolly hat until a crow swoops down and steals it from him. Read full book review >

I WISH IT WOULD SNOW! by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"This acts as both a mirror and a subtle prompt to enjoy the moment. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A bunny expresses the feelings of so many in temperate climates: They wish for snow when there's none and none when there's lots. Read full book review >
STEWART'S BEST PEN by Stephen W. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"A cute ode to the written word and the joy of having a favorite pen and pal. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Almost everyone has a best friend, but the truly lucky among us find a best pen. Read full book review >
ENDURANCE IN ANTARTICA by Katrina  Charman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"An inspiring story that while essentially factual is necessarily incomplete. (Historical adventure. 8-12)"
In 1914 sled dogs vie for a spot on the famous Antarctic voyage led by Ernest Shackleton. Read full book review >
A HUG IS FOR HOLDING ME by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Be prepared to take a walk in nature looking for hugs after sharing this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl compares hugs to things found in nature as she explores with her dad. Read full book review >
LITTLE OWL'S SNOW by Divya Srinivasan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"A gentle encouragement to explore and get the best out of unfamiliar situations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The whimsical little owl with the huge eyes is back (Little Owl's Day, 2014, etc.), exploring the joys of a new and unfamiliar season. 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 >