THE FRIEND SHIP by Kat Yeh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A sweet, simple story with a nicely offbeat heroine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All the animals are welcome to come aboard. Read full book review >
THE CURIOUS FOX by Ross McDonagh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Compassionate and imaginative (Picture book. 5-9)"
A young fox wonders how he can discover what makes him unique in this big world. Read full book review >

ANIMALS SPELL LOVE by David Cundy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"The sentiment is true even when obscured, as here, by ostentatious graphic design. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A series of fanciful animal portraits, constructed using only the letters or signs for "Love" or "I love you" in 16 languages (or 18, depending how you count). Read full book review >
VALENTINE'S SHAPES by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Simple and amiable. (Board book. 1-4)"
Readers experience the sharing of gifts and treats on Valentine's Day. Read full book review >
ALL HEART by Carli Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Not for lovers of soccer only: readers after inspiration to keep playing, regardless of the odds, will find plenty here. (photos, index) (Memoir. 10-14)"
Writing with sports journalist Coffey, Lloyd presents a play-by-play recap of her progress from elementary school soccer novice to World Cup player and winner of 2015's FIFA Golden Ball and Silver Boot. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"An invigorating wade into a range of useful skills, though the settings aren't as carefully crafted as the instructional elements. (suggested activities) (Instructional picture book. 5-7)"
Linked mazes lead young questors past math, measurement, and map-reading challenges to an undersea castle. Read full book review >
ASTRONOMY LAB FOR KIDS by Michelle Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"This well-thought-out collection includes many demonstrations familiar to science educators as well as some surprising and engaging new ones; it should be a welcome addition to any school, public, or home science library. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Explore the science of astronomy through hands-on activities! Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"A cute, simple tale about a feline who loves the Pittsburgh Pirates."
A black cat's good luck helps his team win the World Series in this debut children's book. Read full book review >
GERTRUDE AND TOBY SAVE THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Shari Tharp
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"Fans of the first book should be pleased with this second outing, particularly the return of the Hay Bale Market owner, and newcomers will likely enjoy the spunky heroes and famous characters."
Tharp and Heath (Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure, 2015) return to their rural setting of mixed-up fairy tales as a brave goat and tortoise land on the top of a giant beanstalk.Read full book review >
KNOCKS IN THE NIGHT by Tilde Michels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Quiet and nifty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sudden snowstorm leaves forest animals out in the cold. Read full book review >
LITTLE LEK LONGTAIL LEARNS TO SLEEP by Bette Killion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"While Killion's efforts to highlight a little-known creature and teach a moral lesson are commendable, the preachy tone may turn off kids and adults alike. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Combining elements of the traditional folk tale and an Aesop's fable, Killion offers a moral tale about how the now-threatened argus pheasant learned to sleep through the night. Read full book review >
BILLIE'S YUMMY BAKERY ADVENTURE by Sally Rippin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"New-to-preschool tots will find a kindred spirit in both adventurous spirit and emotional development. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Billie B. Brown continues to learn preschool lessons in this trim, little series (Billie's Underwater Adventure, 2016, etc.). 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 >