HOW TO GROW A DINOSAUR by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"While Esbaum and Boldt can't address every aspect of having a new baby around the house, they hit the relevant highlights—the serious, the horrific, and the hysterical—and tenderly portray the growing bond between the two children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dinosaur fans expecting a new baby in the family now have a guide to big-siblinghood. 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 >

PRINCESS TRULY IN MY MAGICAL, SPARKLING CURLS by Kelly Greenawalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A home-away-home tale worth the trip. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This latest installment in the whimsical Princess Truly series explores the magic potential of Afro hair. Read full book review >
HI, JACK! by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Jack may be naughty, but he is good for new readers. Happily, Jack has two more adventures planned for May 2018. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A new early-reader series by award-winning picture-book creators introduces a mischievous monkey named Jack and his dog, Rex. Read full book review >
PASS THE BALL, MO! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Executed well and fun to read, this is a great addition to an already acclaimed series. (Early reader. 4-7)"
In this companion to Geisel Award-winning Don't Throw It to Mo! (2015), it's basketball season for small and mighty Mo Jackson, who must practice, practice, and practice before the big game. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A breath of fresh air. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Author Willey brings years of experience in children's music and movement to her debut. Read full book review >
A PLACE TO START A FAMILY by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A fine synthesis of poetry and science. (Informational picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Twelve poems present a variety of animal homes and mate-attracting constructions. Read full book review >
15 THINGS NOT TO DO WITH A PUPPY by Margaret McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"It's particularly wonderful to see black children partaking of the joys a pet brings—charming and delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A pair of siblings discovers things to avoid with their new puppy. 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 >
THIS IS IT by Daria Peoples-Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A beautiful tribute to the power of dance that is a must-read for younger aspiring ballerinas. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A nervous young girl dances her way into a more confident version of herself. Read full book review >
LITTLE POLAR BEAR TAKES A STAND by Hans de Beer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Scientific facts blend seamlessly with the fantasy of literal animal activists. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little polar bear Lars is back—and this time, he needs to stop humans from depleting his fishing grounds. 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 >