BEAR AND WOLF by Daniel Salmieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"With its air of nighttime mystery, this is one that readers will want to revisit again and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bear and a wolf share a wintertime idyll. Read full book review >
THE RABBIT LISTENED by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Author/illustrator Doerrfeld gives children a model for how to process difficult events and provide meaningful support to friends who need it. Read full book review >

A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK by Jody Jensen Shaffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Replete with wry, comic references and infused with a sense of adventure, this is a lighthearted tale that readers will certainly not 'take for granite.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being small doesn't mean you can't have big goals! Read full book review >
ANYWHERE ARTIST by Nikki Slade Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Well-presented and artfully organized in a clear framework, this book will inspire readers to get outside and create. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young white child in a red-and-white-striped shirt and black leggings creates art using the natural world and the imagination in this picture book. Read full book review >
FLORETTE by Anna Walker
Kirkus Star
by Anna Walker, illustrated by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Lessons in both gumption and the sacred nature of urban green spaces. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mae desperately misses her garden after moving to the city, with its tall, crowded buildings and narrow streets; her new urban environment offers no "winding paths and leafy hiding spots" or butterfly chases "in the wavy grass." Read full book review >

WHEN THE WORLD IS FULL OF FRIENDS by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A charming story of perseverance that's rooted in simplicity and nostalgia. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit family and a squirrel family want to be friends, but a stream separates the two. Read full book review >
THANK YOU, EARTH by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Strong planetary appreciation in art and text, for read-aloud or independent reading. (select resources and organizations) (Picture book. 3-9)"
Colorful photographs and large, bold text fulfill the title's promise. 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 >
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 >