A NEW YEAR'S REUNION by Yu Li-Qiong
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Sensitive, restrained—but festive too…with a closing note that China has over 100 million migrant workers, many separated from their families except during the holiday.(Picture book. 6-8)"
Chinese New Year brings a young family joyously but all-too-briefly back together in this poignant import. Read full book review >
MARY POPPINS by P.L. Travers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A delightful excursion into a timelessly magical world, eminently suitable for reading alone or aloud. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A handsomely produced gift edition of the 1934 classic, undoubtedly timed to capitalize on the release of the upcoming film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, in December 2018. Read full book review >

MARY POPPINS by P.L. Travers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Lovely and evocative, just the thing to spark an interest in the original and its sequels—and the upcoming film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, which opens in December 2018. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Refined, spit-spot-tidy illustrations infuse a spare adaptation of the 1934 classic with proper senses of decorum and wonder. 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 >
TITANOSAUR by José Luis Carballido
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Everyone who reads this case study in paleontology's methods and awesome rewards will want to grow up to be a dinosaur scientist. (jacket poster) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Argentine scientists involved in the actual dig describe one of modern paleontology's most titanic discoveries. 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 >
THE ELEPHANT by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A must-have for anyone who loves elephants. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
As a young boy in a striped shirt and blue jeans reads his book about elephants, readers learn facts along with him. 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 >
RIVERS by Peter Goes
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A broad, shallow, teeming torrent of facts and marvels: Readers tempted to take a dip will be swept irresistibly along. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
A tour of the world's great rivers, bedizened with hundreds of images and notes on regional geography, history, folklore, culture, and natural history. 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 >