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 >
SAKURA'S CHERRY BLOSSOMS by Robert Paul Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Writing in a series of tanka poems, Weston addresses the difficulty of moving to a new country and the loss of a loved one with warmth and compassion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Japanese girl's beloved cherry blossoms become a metaphor for the ephemerality of life when her grandmother passes away, her memory still abloom even across the sea in America. 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 >
MOON by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"An engaging if flawed title. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Third in the Peek-Through Picture Books series that includes Tree (2016) and Bee (2017), this volume employs die cuts to explore the phases of the moon. 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 >
THE RABBIT AND THE SHADOW by Mélanie Rutten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"With 56 pages, a meandering plot, and characterization that tends toward the symbolic, this is a picture book for patient, older readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An unusual cast of characters interacts in an odd, circular tale translated from the French. Read full book review >
MAY I COME IN? by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Lovely artwork combined with goodwill toward men. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Thunderstorms are for sharing. Read full book review >
BE A GOOD DRAGON by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Great splatters of draconic mucus aren't enough to make this story soar. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Enzo the dragon has a most disastrous cold. 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 >