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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

BLOOM by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Not only a gorgeous portrayal of this 20th-century creative genius, but an empowering tale encouraging readers to 'dare to be different.' (author and illustrator's note, endnotes, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An exuberant fictionalized rendering of designer Elsa Schiaparelli's early life. 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 >
SEEING INTO TOMORROW by Richard Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"This loving, welcoming introduction to one of the most important American writers of the 20th century centers young black boys as supreme observers and interrogators of the natural wonders that surround them. (biographical note, further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Award-winning illustrator Crews breathes new life into the poetry of the late Wright, who found solace and wonder in the traditional Japanese haiku form before he died. Read full book review >
IF I HAD A HORSE by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Readers will almost feel the wind in their hair and hear the thunder of hooves as they are inspired to pursue their dreams. Beautiful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young child imagines having a horse for a companion. Read full book review >
THE DIGGER AND THE FLOWER by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Short of Maryann's abandoning Mike Mulligan for a life of conservation and gardening, one couldn't hope for a better tale of rebirth and regeneration in the face of unchecked industrial sprawl. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An altruistic excavator finds life's meaning when it stops to smell the flowers. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A biography with appeal for sports fans and budding artists alike, it will also beckon to any reader who appreciates a well-told, artfully illustrated story. (author's and illustrator's notes, resources, quote sources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Not even the thrill of football could dissuade Ernie Barnes from pursuing his artistic dream. Read full book review >
LIBBA by Laura Veirs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"An inspiring tale of an artist who came into her own later in life than traditional narratives lead readers to believe is normal. (author's note, works cited) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A biography of folk-music icon Elizabeth Cotten. 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 >