CREATURES CLOSE UP by Gillian Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Hyper-realistic delights for young naturalists. (index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Forty-five small animals, most native to Madagascar, pose with regal splendor in a French photographer's eye-widening sampler. Read full book review >
POLAR BEAR by William Flaherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Uninspired outings. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
A first introduction to the largest living land-dwelling carnivore. Read full book review >

POPO'S LUCKY CHINESE NEW YEAR by Virginia Loh-Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"One of the best of its genre; attractive and informative, and a must for the growing Chinese New Year shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PoPo helps her granddaughter learn Chinese New Year traditions in this intergenerational celebration of family and culture. Read full book review >
WHO WANTS CANDIED HAWBERRIES? by Dongni Bao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A heartwarming story with a bit of mystery, available in both English and Chinese. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In winter, an old man enters Cat's Eye Hutong (alleyway or lane) with his bicycle, fitted with a rack filled with candied hawberry skewers, a Chinese treat. Read full book review >
BUDDY IS SO ANNOYING by Wenzheng Fu
by Wenzheng Fu, illustrated by Wenzheng Fu, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Visually appealing and wryly amusing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tale of best friends, one a human child and one a very anthropomorphized boar named Buddy. Read full book review >

I WANT THAT LOVE by Tatsuya Miyanishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Only the coldblooded will fail to be moved by this poignant story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Innocent trust turns a domineering bully into a caring protector who makes the ultimate sacrifice in this prehistoric tale of personal growth. Read full book review >
RORY THE RABBIT by Yimei Wang
by Yimei Wang, illustrated by Chunmiao Li, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Young children will relate to Rory's dilemma and respond to the adorable illustrations, but non-native readers will struggle to use the book as a learning tool. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 5-12)"
When Rory the rabbit discovers he's different from his rabbit friends, he feels self-conscious and decides to find another tribe. Read full book review >
LOOK UP by Ruth A.  Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A solid introduction to things seen above. (Board book. 1-3)"
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! A plane! And lots of other things! Read full book review >
PICKING TURNIPS by Xu Zhou
by Xu Zhou, illustrated by Xu Zhou, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"An ambitious but not entirely successful reboot of a familiar favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse's "uncle's uncle's uncle" is the source of a lightly fractured version of Tolstoy's "The Gigantic Turnip." Read full book review >
KAMIK JOINS THE PACK by Darryl Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A keen introduction to a way of being in the world. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The fundamentals of dog sledding emerge in this story of two youngsters, one a boy and the other a dog, eager to join the team and run. Read full book review >
GHOSTS OF THE SAN JUAN by Donald Willerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A miss. (Adventure. 10-14)"
A new middle-grade adventure series kicks off. Read full book review >
THE FROG AND THE BOY by Mao Xiao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Little ones will have fun mimicking the characters without realizing they're learning Chinese at the same time. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 3-8)"
Who knew a human boy and a frog could have so much in common? 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 >