MADE FOR EACH OTHER by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A smorgasbord of dog facts and tidbits whose distinguishing value may be to inspire interest in readers to research further. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An overview of the relationship between people and dogs. Read full book review >
ALABAMA SPITFIRE by Bethany Hegedus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A well-intentioned effort that might not connect with its intended audience. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A scrappy young white girl from tiny Monroeville, Alabama, grows up to write the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Read full book review >

FREE AS A BIRD by Lina Maslo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Choose this book to portray Malala as exceptional; look elsewhere to emphasize her place in a larger movement. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Another picture-book biography about Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-international heroine Malala Yousafzai. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A perfectly pitched celebration of an esteemed author that may nevertheless struggle somewhat to find an audience. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
A simple introduction to Jane Austen's life and work. Read full book review >
THE ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON by Santa Montefiore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A humorous, fast-paced adventure with a surprisingly engaging and inspiring hero who discovers 'anything in the world is possible.' (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A quiet young bunny longing for adventure becomes involved with a band of elite rabbits dedicated to safeguarding the royal family of England. Read full book review >

WHISKERELLA by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Readers will have a ball with this hilarious, charming story. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster princess Harriet is back in Vernon's take on "Cinderella." Read full book review >
YELLOW KAYAK by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A gentle story of calm courage and of quiet, trusting perseverance that will comfort readers in their anxious times. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A white child and a giraffe encounter danger and adventure in a small boat on the high seas. 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 >
BOB AND JOSS TAKE A HIKE! by Peter McCleery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A story whose message of joie de vivre, especially in adverse situations, is worthwhile; however, it lacks the fresh cleverness of the first book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Laid-back Joss and uptight Bob are back; this time the two white friends are on a hike in the woods. Read full book review >
LITTLE SID by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Skip. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Little princeling Sid leaves the palace seeking what he lacks. Read full book review >
CAMP CATASTROPHE by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"An unassuming summer-camp story about being yourself. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Angelica, also known as Jelly, is a great storyteller, but this time her imagination could get her into a heap of trouble in this series opener. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >