WHEN GOD MADE LIGHT by Matthew Paul Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A life-affirming exploration of the common grace of creation and appreciation of the miraculous in every day. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turner and illustrator Catrow team up again for a fresh follow-up to When God Made You (2017). Read full book review >
THE BAT CAN BAT by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Youngsters will laugh out loud while they are unconsciously, painlessly learning. (Picture book. 6-9) "
Homonym pairs describe the action as an array of unlikely animals play sports with varying degrees of success and hilarity. Read full book review >

VINCENT COMES HOME by Jessixa Bagley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"This quiet exploration will leave readers and listeners with a cozy sense of connection and belonging while also acknowledging the thrill of new vistas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seafaring cat learns the meaning of home. Read full book review >
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 >
TEN MAGIC BUTTERFLIES by Danica McKellar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A deterministic message detracts from the math. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For 10 flower friends, the grass is always greener…in the sky. Read full book review >

RAFFIE ON THE RUN by Jacqueline Resnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A great selection for readers in search of a fun animal fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A small rat with a big heart makes his way from Brooklyn to Central Park West to bring his little brother home. Read full book review >
THE AMBROSE DECEPTION by Emily  Ecton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A lighthearted mystery starring seriously smart kids. (Mystery. 8-12)"
A mysterious scholarship contest launches this middle-grade mystery. Read full book review >
ON OUR STREET by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A positive attempt at a difficult subject, this book will probably be most useful in situations where caring adults can help children understand and work through their feelings about the topic. (authors' notes, resources) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In many communities, children will notice people living on the street and start to ask questions. Read full book review >
SCHOOL PEOPLE by Lee Bennett Hopkins
edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Ellen Shi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Useful, if not vital, for a back-to-school collection and good for reading aloud. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
Poems about school staff aim to reassure anxious young students. Read full book review >
DID YOU HEAR WHAT I HEARD? by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Though the poems of Bruce Lansky and Jack Prelutsky remain the gold standard in terms of school poems, these do present some different topics and viewpoints. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Winters follows up her debut poetry book (Did You See What I Saw?, 1996) with another collection of poems about school. Read full book review >
THE BOOK ABOUT NOTHING by Mike Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Reading this book might not be for nothing…but it begs the question: is nothing really something? And more importantly, is (doing/being/saying) nothing always OK? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's a book that takes nothing seriously. Read full book review >
TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE CAR by Kate Dopirak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Bedroom garages outfitted with this little auto are sure to be sites of requests for repeated readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An automobile stand-in for the young and the restless rejects the siren song of bedtime. 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 >