THE UNITED STATES V. JACKIE ROBINSON by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Powerfully illustrates that this groundbreaking American icon's commitment to equality did not begin or end with baseball—his courage was a lifelong trait. (timeline, author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A pre-MLB biography of Jackie Robinson that focuses on his passion for justice and early encounters with injustice. Read full book review >
BUG BLONSKY AND HIS VERY LONG LIST OF DON'TS by E.S. Redmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"If the story feels episodic and unresolved, the jokes work, and most of the time, they work twice as well as necessary. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Some humor writers have a rule of thumb: always make the jokes funnier than they need to be. This book is much funnier than it needs to be. Read full book review >

ZAP! by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Light on sleuth action, heavy on the social commentary. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's lights out in Hampton, New Jersey. Read full book review >
FLOWER MOON by Gina Linko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Even singleton readers will relate to the difficulties of growing up and growing apart. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Can mirror twins survive when forces begin to push them apart? Read full book review >
UP TO NEW TRICKS by Victoria J. Coe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Those who have enjoyed Fenway's necessarily narrow doggy point of view will no doubt savor another outing. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Fenway, Hattie's exuberant Jack Russell terrier, is back for another (mis)adventure. This time the pup gets a bee sting on the paw. Read full book review >

SLEEPOVER DUCK! by Carin Bramsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Little readers will feel the warmth of these loving, endearing friends. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duck is ready for adventure, and Cat is willing to join in the fun. Read full book review >
SNOW SISTERS! by Kerri Kokias
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A nice addition to sibling shelves that shows that fun can also be had apart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two sisters who could not be more unalike in personality enjoy a snowy day in different ways. Read full book review >
NOTHING CAN FRIGHTEN A BEAR by Elizabeth Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Gives caregivers a new response in their arsenal of answers to the nighttime question 'What was that noise?' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Any fear can be faced down when you're with the ones you love. Read full book review >
LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BREAKFAST by Christine Pym
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Who needs a feast when you have your favorite food? (Picture book. 3-7)"
What will Little Mouse do? There's nothing for tomorrow's breakfast. Read full book review >
DAVE'S CAVE by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Overall, merely adequate. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The grass has been greener on the other side for millennia—just ask our prehistoric friend Dave. Read full book review >
SHAKE THE TREE! by Chiara Vignocchi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A charming workout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A hungry mouse gets more than she bargained for when she tries to shake loose a tasty nut in Vignocchi, Chiarinotti, and Borando's debut collaboration. Read full book review >
FIONA'S LITTLE ACCIDENT  by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"In multiple ways, this is a refreshing representation of a nearly universal experience. (Picture book. 5-8.)"
Everyone saw when Fiona had an accident. She should have gone to the bathroom sooner. Will her entire class laugh at her for the next 50 years? 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 >