DEAR KOMODO DRAGON by Nancy Kelly Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2018

"Peppered with childlike humor and told from a kid's perspective, this book is both enjoyable and informative for budding wildlife conservationists. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl has an unusual pen pal—a Komodo dragon. As they exchange letters, she learns about this endangered species and is spurred to action. Read full book review >
ANIMAL EARS by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2018

"A fascinating look at animals' varied ears. (Nonfiction. 3-7)"
A look at ears joins Holland's other books on animal eyes, legs, mouths, and tails. Read full book review >

PORTLY PIG by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"While the writing is not as whimsical as in predecessors Cuddly Cow and Higgly Hen (both 2017), the prospect of pushing buttons will make this a toddler crowd pleaser. (Board book. 1-3)"
Portly Pig is much too clean and searches for the perfect muddy pool. Read full book review >
THE BEE BOOK by Charlotte  Milner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Though low on frills, as solid an introduction for the age range as can be found in print. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
A comprehensive, elementary-level introduction to the honeybee. Read full book review >
A LEAP FOR LEGADEMA by Beverly Joubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An attractively designed, appealing, and informative story suitable for reading aloud or reading independently. (maps, photos) (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Stunning color photographs and a lively, engaging text depict both the special bond between a mother leopard and her cub and how the cub learns to become independent. Read full book review >

HEY-HO, TO MARS WE'LL GO! by Susan Lendroth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An amusing sing-along read-aloud to introduce space exploration and astronautics. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A first-person journey to Mars, to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," with additional space exploration facts. Read full book review >
MARIGOLD & DAISY by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Not your garden-variety sibling story despite a familiar theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Spring has sprung, and with it comes new beginnings and unexpected trials for two young snails. Read full book review >
NATURE'S LULLABY FILLS THE NIGHT by Dee  Leone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Snoozeworthy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Those wishing to cultivate a state of wakefulness would do well to avoid this book at all costs. Read full book review >
A COUCH FOR LLAMA by Leah Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A fun blend of realistic and ridiculous that will appeal to a broad audience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the Lago family has sat, spilled, and jumped on their beloved couch one time too many, a misadventure equal parts practical and absurd begins. Read full book review >
BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Lovely illustrations work with a somewhat heavy-handed message; effective more as instruction than story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This picture book champions interpersonal kindness both globally and in a young child's town. Read full book review >
THE BIG BED by Bunmi Laditan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A smart, charmingly manipulative kid trying to get what she wants makes for a fun (and diverse!) story that both children and adults can enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Blogger Laditan (The Honest Toddler) makes her picture-book debut with the story of a little girl who argues for her dad's spot in "the big bed." Read full book review >
PETRA by Marianna Coppo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Lending itself to a range of readings, from perspective to an exploration of identity, this Italian import is a pleasingly intelligent book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A well-crafted conversation starter that touches on many themes, including perspective, relevance, and potential. 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 >