THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to America's War for Independence conveyed with enough kid-friendly humor that it may make those who dismiss history as a bore reconsider. (bibliography, maps) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Like The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome (2017), this 22nd-century publication by Time Corp gives those would-be time travelers wanting to partake of the American Revolution plenty of useful information to prepare for the trip. Read full book review >
A LADY HAS THE FLOOR by Kate Hannigan
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An excellent, well-researched model of its genre that will inspire children to do whatever they desire in life, no matter what immediate restrictions exist. (author's note, timeline, bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
Belva Lockwood was a teacher, a lawyer (first woman to enter the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court), a suffragist, and a presidential candidate. Read full book review >

PASS THE BALL, MO! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Executed well and fun to read, this is a great addition to an already acclaimed series. (Early reader. 4-7)"
In this companion to Geisel Award-winning Don't Throw It to Mo! (2015), it's basketball season for small and mighty Mo Jackson, who must practice, practice, and practice before the big game. Read full book review >
THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO ANCIENT ROME by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to ancient Rome with kid-friendly humor that may make those convinced that history is boring reconsider. (bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Published by Time Corp in the year 2163, this guidebook contains all the vital information needed for the intrepid traveler wishing to go back 2,100 years and partake of gladiatorial matches, Roman legions battling barbarian hordes, and a fight to the death between two captive armies at the Circus Maximus. Read full book review >
DREAMS COME TRUE  by Danielle Star
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"It's formulaic, but the audience it's carefully calculated to appeal to will probably adore it. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Anthropomorphic magical pegasuses go to a school for magical horses. Read full book review >

IF I HAD A HORSE by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Readers will almost feel the wind in their hair and hear the thunder of hooves as they are inspired to pursue their dreams. Beautiful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young child imagines having a horse for a companion. Read full book review >
BRAVE JANE AUSTEN by Lisa  Pliscou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An appealing, lively portrait that may nonetheless fail to pique the interest of many in the intended audience. (author's note, quotations, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This brief biography of Jane Austen describes her life and notes the hardships and expectations she overcame to become a published author. Read full book review >
SAINT PHILOMENE'S INFIRMARY FOR MAGICAL CREATURES by W. Stone Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A hilarious romp through a new underground world. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Chance Bee Jeopard's summer goal is to dig the deepest hole in Starling, Texas. Read full book review >
ELMORE by Holly Hobbie
by Holly Hobbie, illustrated by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A sweet tale of interspecies positivity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely porcupine, his friendship rejected by the other woodland creatures, finds a way to bridge the divide. Read full book review >
LOLA DUTCH by Kenneth Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Not what it says on the tin. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An energetic kid has an energetic day. Read full book review >
THE WORD COLLECTOR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Enchanting if monolingual. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young logophile Jerome moves through a deepening relationship with words in Reynolds' latest. Read full book review >
TINY AND THE BIG DIG by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Tiny tries hard, but his tale isn't one to be treasured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny is a small but determined dog who digs for hidden treasures with encouragement from his owner and despite discouragement from other critters. 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 >