DRAGON NIGHT by J.R. Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Well-crafted bedtime reading featuring an unusually captivating monster. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A boy and a dragon bond over a shared fear—sort of. Read full book review >
HANDS UP! by Breanna J. McDaniel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"A warm and necessary message of empowerment for black children, helping them see that raising their hands is a celebration of their humanity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This picture book offers a different take on a black body raising "hands up." Read full book review >

BEAR NEEDS HELP by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Laced with humor and, despite its minimalistic air, decipherable in more ways than one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Even apex predators need help with their shoes sometimes. Read full book review >
OH NO, BOBO! by Phil Gosier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Hilarious hijinks at the zoo. (Picture book. 2-8)"
There's trouble at the zoo! Read full book review >
UNDER MY HIJAB by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Informative and genuine, the book offers much to learn about the settings and situations of hijab. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A window into the world of a Muslim-American girl and the diverse women in her family and community. Read full book review >

HOW TO GIVE YOUR CAT A BATH by Nicola  Winstanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Fans of the popular How To series by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish will enjoy this entertaining book—as will anyone who's ever known a cat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A determined girl delivers a raucous manual on how to bathe a cat. Read full book review >
THE STORM KEEPER'S ISLAND by Catherine Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"A distinctive fantasy with depth, humor, and heart. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Fionn and his 13-year-old sister, Tara, visit an island off the west coast of Ireland that's rich in history, wonder, and danger. Read full book review >
WHERE IS MY BALLOON? by Ariel Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Good for storytimes on honesty and sharing…even if Monkey and Owl don't have those concepts under their fur and feathers quite yet. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Can Monkey be trusted to look after Owl's balloon? Read full book review >
DRESS LIKE A GIRL by Patricia Toht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"A cute reflection of girl-centric playtime, role play, and friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fashion-conscious young girls get practical tips on finding suitable outfits for every occasion—and profession. Read full book review >
SEA BEAR by Lindsay Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"A subtle cry for environmental activism in an enticing package. (endnotes) (Picture book. 4-9)"
In poetic prose, a polar bear reveals her dependency on the cycle of Arctic seasons. Read full book review >
OUT OF THIS WORLD by Michelle Markel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"An empowering introduction that demands parallel examination of Carrington's own work. (illustrator's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) bucks pressure and tradition to join the surrealist movement. Read full book review >
THE GOOSE EGG by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Adoptees may appreciate the message; introverts may want to look elsewhere. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once Henrietta the elephant's quiet is interrupted, there may be no going back to being satisfied with solitude. 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 >