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 >

DID YOU HEAR WHAT I HEARD? by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Though the poems of Bruce Lansky and Jack Prelutsky remain the gold standard in terms of school poems, these do present some different topics and viewpoints. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Winters follows up her debut poetry book (Did You See What I Saw?, 1996) with another collection of poems about school. Read full book review >
SPLISH, SPLASH, DUCKY! by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A sweet addition to the toddler bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Ducky Duckling finds all the activities it can do in the rain make it happy. Read full book review >
RUNAWAY BABY BROTHER by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Make room in the nest for this new new-baby book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Chick isn't thrilled that his new baby brother is always around…until he is. Read full book review >

THE BOOK ABOUT NOTHING by Mike Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Reading this book might not be for nothing…but it begs the question: is nothing really something? And more importantly, is (doing/being/saying) nothing always OK? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's a book that takes nothing seriously. Read full book review >
TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE CAR by Kate Dopirak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Bedroom garages outfitted with this little auto are sure to be sites of requests for repeated readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An automobile stand-in for the young and the restless rejects the siren song of bedtime. Read full book review >
JINX AND THE DOOM FIGHT CRIME! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Jinx and the Doom will captivate readers with their irresistible fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagination reigns supreme as siblings Jinx and the Doom take on chores and play with the superhero power to make even the mundane magical. Read full book review >
THE SECRET KINGDOM by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Compelling, delicate, and spare, this book brings both artist and garden to life. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Rosenstock weaves the story of folk artist Nek Chand Saini and the magnificent secret garden he built in Chandigarh, India. Read full book review >
WARBLER WAVE by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Share with very young children to nourish their senses of wonder. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
The Sayres team up to celebrate warbler migration. Read full book review >
BABY BEAR'S BOOK OF TINY TALES by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The innocence and gentle tone of these 'Tiny Tales' pay homage to the original Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik but without the memorable wit of Maurice Sendak's illustrations. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Somewhat longer than most early readers but not quite a chapter book, McPhail's latest offering is distinguished by an old-fashioned sweetness. Read full book review >
HOW MAMAS LOVE THEIR BABIES by Juniper Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2018

"Not for motherless kids—but otherwise, amazingly inclusive. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This third-wave-feminist text is illustrated by photo collages of human mothers loving their children. 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 >