CHARLIE TAKES HIS SHOT by Nancy Churnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A poignant and inspiring tale of a groundbreaking sports figure whose name and story should be well-known. (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A biography of Charlie Sifford, the African-American man who integrated professional golf. Read full book review >
CONFUCIUS by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"An appealing biography done in classic Demi tradition, suitable for readers interested in Confucianism and its impact on Chinese culture and values. (sources, notes) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This deftly illustrated picture book introduces Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and teacher, to young readers. Read full book review >

THE YEAR OF THE DOG by Oliver Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Let this puppy pass. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Daniel the puppy learns when to be brave in this bilingual, Chinese zodiac-inspired parable. Read full book review >
CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A brave and touching portrayal worthy of sharing in classrooms across America. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
A fresh approach to exploring interracial communication. Read full book review >
A DASH OF TROUBLE by Anna Meriano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A series opener that's proof that windows and mirrors can be magical ingredients. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In the small town of Rose Hill, Texas, the Logroño family runs a truly magical bakery in Meriano's debut. Read full book review >

I LOVE KISSES by Sheryl  McFarlane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Children should experience all these kisses and more, hopefully with full puckers, though. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The members of a diverse neighborhood enjoy giving and receiving kisses all year long. Read full book review >
I LOVE MY TEXAS VALENTINE by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"No matter where your valentine is, skip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another holiday joins the publisher's series of state-specific books. Read full book review >
DON'T FORGET DEXTER! by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Lost and found was never so riotously funny or emotionally draining. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lost toy goes through an existential crisis. Read full book review >
THE PINK HAT by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"This pink hat's tale won't inform young feminists in great detail, but its light take on a social movement could spark conversation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pink hats emerged as a cultural phenomenon in early 2017, as the Women's March on Washington and in locations nationwide drew widespread attention. Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT A VALENTINE by Carter Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"A sort of anti-valentine for those who want to show the ones they love they care without being all mushy (or spending any money). (Picture book. 5-8)"
After a small girl gives a boy a valentine, he finds all kinds of ways to show her he cares, but not with a valentine. Read full book review >
DEAR GIRL, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Singularly addressed to 'Girl,' but an open-arms reminder to all children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Short, epistolary advice from a loving parent or caregiver. Read full book review >
KEEP CALM AND SPARKLE ON!  by Sarah Aronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"The friendship fixes may be simplistic, but this book has an endearing lead. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Isabelle grapples with guilt and friendship as she works through Fairy Godmother Training, Level Two. 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 >