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 >
THE PERFECT PILLOW by Eric Pinder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A tender bedtime odyssey. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In the illusory space between wakefulness and dreams, Brody copes with universal childhood struggles—adjusting to a new space and learning to provide self-comfort. Read full book review >
GIRL RUNNING by Annette Bay Pimentel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A bright salutation of a story, with one determined woman at its center. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pimentel tenders the story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to (surreptitiously) run the classic Boston Marathon, with illustrations that pay close attention to the route along the way. Read full book review >

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CHANCE? by Kobi Yamada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"This is a book that will grow with readers: use it to inspire conversations of a philosophical nature as well as for practical problem-solving. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Perfectionists and those with social anxiety will find encouragement in the reminder that embarrassment is temporary and even the fearful can choose to take chances. Read full book review >
POCKET ROCKS by Sheree Fitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Well-intentioned but misses the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy collects rocks that inspire his imagination while coping with school. Read full book review >
KATE, WHO TAMED THE WIND by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The story and illustrations strike just the right notes of lightheartedness, determination, and education—on Earth-friendly materials to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl plants saplings around a house on a windy hill in this picture book. Read full book review >
WORDY BIRDY by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Preschool talkers aren't likely to take the lesson to heart, but their caregivers will certainly find this chuckleworthy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
To say that this bird is wordy is an understatement; the motor mouth talks so much that she doesn't listen, even when it's in her best interests. Read full book review >
THE TIPTOEING TIGER by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Nicely paced, comfortably told, and not altogether predictable: a winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Read full book review >
NOBODY'S DUCK by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The final joke may fall a little flat, but there is much to enjoy here as two different personalities (and species) form a new family. (Graphic novel. 4-6)"
Can a duck who belongs to nobody find a somebody? Read full book review >
I AM A CAT by Galia Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Clever. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All the big cats laugh heartily at the house cat when he references his kinship to them. But he who laughs last…. 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 >