PIGGY by Trevor Lai
by Trevor Lai, illustrated by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"Pass on this porky paean to friendship; stick with Piggie with a side of Elephant. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into the crowded field of porcine protagonists comes Piggy, a friendless pig who loves to read. Read full book review >
THE HELLO ATLAS by Ben Handicott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"So many different ways to say hello or to wish someone a good day, a fine meal, or a happy birthday! (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Children around the world offer greetings and conversational overtures in over 125 languages. Read full book review >

SUPER TURBO SAVES THE DAY! by Lee Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"An episodic eyeful that's abundantly cute and silly. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-8)"
On an otherwise quiet snow day, a group of classroom pets discovers that there is evil afoot—or rather a-paw. Read full book review >
WHEN AN ELEPHANT FALLS IN LOVE by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A wry exploration of the symptoms of falling in love. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elephant in love, it turns out, behaves an awful lot like a besotted human being. Read full book review >
EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >

THE SNOW ANGELS' CHRISTMAS by M.J. Michaels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This muddled effort tries hard to be cute and clever, but it doesn't stand out among the many excellent choices available for Christmas Eve reading. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The Nativity story is retold from the viewpoint of helpful snowman-shaped angels. Read full book review >
BE WHO YOU ARE by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A simple spin on Parr's It's Okay to Be Different (2001) but still worth shouting from the rooftops. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A call to celebrate unique characteristics and individuality. Read full book review >
MEET CATBOY! by R.J. Cregg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"For PJ Masks fans only. (Board book. 1-3)"
The primary character of the popular preschool program gets the spotlight. Read full book review >
FISH TRICKS by Haude Levesque
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A show that is well worth the price of admission. (index, websites) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
The members of the oldest group of vertebrates on Earth have quite a few tricks up their sleeves. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"What better way to make natural history slide down easily? (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Cusick floats a slick, select gallery of nature's spitters, nose-pickers, oozers, and slimers—most but not all nonhuman—atop nourishing globs of scientific information. Read full book review >
SEE YOU LATER, AMIGO!  by Peter Laufer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A well-meaning but flawed representation of Spanglish. (references, glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Friendship and Spanglish form a loose connection in this picture book about a young Latina girl who lives on the U.S.-Mexico border. Read full book review >
MAX THE MOUSE AND THE SECRET OF MARS by Michael Cantwell
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"Adventurous, thought-provoking, fast-paced, and subtly hilarious—in short, a delight to read."
Cantwell (My Friend Casey, 2015, etc.) offers a children's story of a courageous mouse's journey to Mars that's part adventure and part political satire.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 >