R IS FOR REBEL by J. Anderson Coats
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"An intriguing premise that doesn't quite carry through. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A girl fights to rebel against state-sanctioned indoctrination in this dystopian novel with a historical feel. Read full book review >
MISTY THE SCARED KITTEN by Ella Moonheart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"This saccharine, exclamation-filled story is purr-fect for young cat fans but not many others. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
The first in a new chapter book series introduces a girl who can turn into a cat. Read full book review >

CRASH LANDING by John  Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Wacky out-of-this-world fun. (Graphic/science fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Kelvin Klosmo has to learn to dance, get the girl, and make a new name for himself (Larva Boy, Drifting Dufus, and Under-a-Minute Moron have got to go). But he still needs to find time to save the universe (again). Read full book review >
THE RABBIT AND THE SHADOW by Mélanie Rutten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"With 56 pages, a meandering plot, and characterization that tends toward the symbolic, this is a picture book for patient, older readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An unusual cast of characters interacts in an odd, circular tale translated from the French. Read full book review >
MAY I COME IN? by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Lovely artwork combined with goodwill toward men. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Thunderstorms are for sharing. Read full book review >

BE A GOOD DRAGON by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Great splatters of draconic mucus aren't enough to make this story soar. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Enzo the dragon has a most disastrous cold. Read full book review >
MY RED VELVET CAPE by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Viable the premise may be, but here it's more a rough draft than a finished story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The prospect of getting a superhero's cape for his birthday rocks Mateo's world. Read full book review >
A MAMMAL IS AN ANIMAL by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A clear, respectful introduction. (further facts, references) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A dad and two kids walk their English setter and explore what distinguishes mammals from all the other animals they see. Read full book review >
BIG TREE DOWN! by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Community togetherness at its best in this celebration of a tree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beloved tree brings the town together even after it is toppled in a storm. Read full book review >
PIG AND CAT ARE PALS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A book for emergent readers to befriend. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Can Pig and Cat's friendship endure when Dog appears on the scene? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Appealingly designed and illustrated, an engaging, fun story about the inspiration and inventor of that essential staple of home first aid. (timeline, websites) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The Band-Aid is one of those remarkably useful things that just about everyone has used, but has anyone wondered who invented them and how they become a staple in medicine cabinets all over? Read full book review >
NEITHER by Airlie Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A sweet story of acceptance for all those who are this, that, neither, either, and everything in between. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cat's Colors, 2016). 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 >