EVERYONE TOOTS by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"It's not as rollicking or ingenious as Marty Kelley's Almost Everybody Farts (2017), but it is a fine companion to complete a very rude storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's not just you; everyone's bottom makes more than poo. Read full book review >
I LOVE A BOOK by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"This contemporary interpretation of Dickinson's classic poem 'There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away' has plenty of pizzazz to entice kids. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The title and cover illustration of an exuberant white child flying a small plane built of books will attract many a book maven. Read full book review >

TRAVELING THE BLUE ROAD by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"Care and research are evident throughout this poignant book, which is much more than its subtitle, 'Poems of the Sea'; in essence and in sum, it is a history of inhumanity. (Picture book/poetry. 8-14)"
A collection of illustrated poems explores human travel across oceans through history. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY'S SOMEWHERE by Cornelia Maude Spelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"If the singsong text loses cadence on occasion, still it lulls, making this an altogether comforting package. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The anxiety that comes from being separated can be eased when youngsters can imagine themselves in the universe while picturing where others might be. Read full book review >
ROBERT FROST by Robert Frost
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"Children will devour these suggestive illustrations as instructors help them unpack the many lessons to be gleaned from Frost's conversational yet complex verse. (glossed terms in margins, notes, index) (Picture book/poetry. 10-14)"
A movingly illustrated selection of Frost's verse. Read full book review >

HU WAN AND THE SLEEPING DRAGON by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"This dragon disappoints. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A Chinese boy learns a craft and shares a humble gift. Read full book review >
TOOT, TOOT, BOOM! LISTEN TO THE BAND by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Hours of amusement for budding Beethovens. (Board book. 1-3)"
Brief but noisy fun in this "press and listen" introduction to musical instruments for tots. Read full book review >
FOOLED YA! by Jordan D. Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An eye-opener for readers who think their brains have it all figured out (but look what's telling them that, as the old joke goes). (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A catalog of trickery, from optical illusions to scams and advertising. Read full book review >
THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO FALL IN LOVE by Orianna  Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Hapless Wolf gets the girl, though young readers aren't likely to 'get' love from this entry. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A valentine entry in Lallemand and Thuillier's series about Wolf. Read full book review >
GOLDILOCKS AND THE JUST RIGHT POTTY by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A classic fairy tale is cleverly reworked for those transitioning from diapers. Read full book review >
BUSTER AND THE BABY by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An amusing tale with heart that preschoolers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An energetic toddler plays hide-and-seek with her dog, a small but spunky canine named Buster. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE TRAILBLAZER by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While this historic roll call is impressively diverse, toddlers are highly unlikely to grasp the importance of these female pioneers from the few, short lines and the simplified and sometimes confusing images. (Board book. 2-4)"
Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, and Maria Tallchief are some of the icons introduced in this "Girl Power Primer." 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 >