INSIDE OUT T. REX by Dennis Schatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"Budding biologists and others with an interest in what's inside will be entranced. (Informational novelty. 6-9)"
Multilayered overlapping cutouts provide an unusually detailed 3-D look at T. Rex's innards—or at least what can be deduced about them from the fossil record. Read full book review >
LOVE by Matt de la Peña
Kirkus Star
by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Timely, timeless, and utterly necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the moment prose and art appear in the opening spread, de la Peña and Long usher readers into a patient, pensive meditation on love. Read full book review >

THE GINGERBREAD MAN AND THE LEPRECHAUN LOOSE AT SCHOOL by Laura Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"After this test of his tracking and capturing skills, what will the Gingerbread Man tackle next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Murray and Lowery's cookie main character is back, this time doing his best to foil a March prankster. Read full book review >
VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A good step-by-step portrayal of the dangers slaves were willing to risk for freedom and the complex, lifesaving organization that was the Underground Railroad. (historical notes, note from the author, references) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Jeb and Mattie, siblings living under slavery on a Maryland plantation, tell their story of escape on the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >
WRITE TO ME by Cynthia Grady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A touching tribute to a woman who deserves recognition, but it's one that should be complemented by other works. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Against the grim backdrop of the Japanese-American internment camps, white librarian Clara Breed's compassion offered children a ray of hope and a comforting connection to the normal lives they sorely missed. Read full book review >

POPPY, BUTTERCUP, BLUEBELL, AND DANDY by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A playful albeit lightweight tribute to small things that make a big difference. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An enthusiastic flower fairy rallies her friends in a grass-roots effort to spread flower-power through a bleak city. Read full book review >
HOOKED by Tommy Greenwald
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"The message for caregivers is not at all subtle, but kids like Joe need them to hear it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young angler finally catches The Big One, but it's not what readers expect. Read full book review >
TILLY AND TANK by Jay Fleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An endearing picture-book debut about tolerance and the assumption of enmity instead of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An elephant attempts to befriend an artillery unit. Read full book review >
RUBY'S CHINESE NEW YEAR by Vickie Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Another Chinese New Year book perhaps worth adding for its extras. (activity instructions) (Picture book. 4-8)"
If Grandmother can't come for Chinese New Year, Ruby will bring Chinese New Year to her! Read full book review >
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRO WRESTLER by Steve Sheinkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A silly story that weaves in a fair amount of history. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
In the debut volume of the Time Twisters series, Abraham Lincoln arrives at Abby and Doc's school to prove that history isn't boring. Read full book review >
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Alluring, wordless enchantment. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Many visual stories play out during the night, between the time that a child falls asleep and then awakens. Read full book review >
MAE AMONG THE STARS by Roda Ahmed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An enchanting, inspirational account of Jemison's early life that illustrates the importance of encouraging and supporting children's dreams. (biographical note) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Pioneering African-American astronaut Mae Jemison's childhood love of space and supportive parents led to her illustrious career. 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 >