BE A GOOD DRAGON by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Great splatters of draconic mucus aren't enough to make this story soar. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Enzo the dragon has a most disastrous cold. Read full book review >
A MAMMAL IS AN ANIMAL by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A clear, respectful introduction. (further facts, references) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A dad and two kids walk their English setter and explore what distinguishes mammals from all the other animals they see. Read full book review >

BIG TREE DOWN! by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Community togetherness at its best in this celebration of a tree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beloved tree brings the town together even after it is toppled in a storm. Read full book review >
PIG AND CAT ARE PALS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A book for emergent readers to befriend. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Can Pig and Cat's friendship endure when Dog appears on the scene? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Appealingly designed and illustrated, an engaging, fun story about the inspiration and inventor of that essential staple of home first aid. (timeline, websites) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The Band-Aid is one of those remarkably useful things that just about everyone has used, but has anyone wondered who invented them and how they become a staple in medicine cabinets all over? Read full book review >

NEITHER by Airlie Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A sweet story of acceptance for all those who are this, that, neither, either, and everything in between. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cat's Colors, 2016). Read full book review >
WHEN GOD MADE LIGHT by Matthew Paul Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A life-affirming exploration of the common grace of creation and appreciation of the miraculous in every day. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turner and illustrator Catrow team up again for a fresh follow-up to When God Made You (2017). Read full book review >
VINCENT COMES HOME by Jessixa Bagley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"This quiet exploration will leave readers and listeners with a cozy sense of connection and belonging while also acknowledging the thrill of new vistas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seafaring cat learns the meaning of home. Read full book review >
THE BOY AND THE BLUE MOON by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"As magical as The Little Prince; as satisfying as Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy and his cat magically travel to the moon on the night of the blue moon. Read full book review >
I'M NOT USING THE POTTY by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A good book to help little ones who feel a bit chicken about using the potty. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Can Peep convince Egg to overcome fears and use the potty? Read full book review >
TEN MAGIC BUTTERFLIES by Danica McKellar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A deterministic message detracts from the math. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For 10 flower friends, the grass is always greener…in the sky. Read full book review >
SCHOOL PEOPLE by Lee Bennett Hopkins
edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Ellen Shi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Useful, if not vital, for a back-to-school collection and good for reading aloud. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
Poems about school staff aim to reassure anxious young students. 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 >