THE SERPENT'S SECRET by Sayantani DasGupta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"This original fantasy is laugh-out-loud funny and extremely engaging. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
It is not very often one comes across a fantasy novel for young readers in which the protagonist is both Indian and an interdimensional demon slayer. Read full book review >
A SCHOOL TAIL by Jason Tharp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Doesn't rise to the top of the school-and-friendship barrel. (Fiction. 5-9)"
It's the first day of school, and cat Peachy is finally old enough to join Happy Tails School's student newspaper. Read full book review >

WED WABBIT by Lissa Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Delightful. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In 36 hours, Fidge, a 10-year-old white English girl, her widowed mother, and her little sister, 4-year-old Minnie, are going on holiday. There's so much to do: packing and running to the shops for supplies, including flippers for Fidge. Read full book review >
ONE TRUE WAY by Shannon Hitchcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A compelling and honest addition to the few existing stories about gay middle schoolers. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1977 North Carolina, a mutual crush is not so simple for seventh-grade girls Allie and Sam. Read full book review >
THE BOGGART FIGHTS BACK by Susan Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"The Boggart is back to delight a new generation. (author's note, afterword) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Originally appearing in The Boggart (1993), Cooper's mischievous sprite returns to defend his ancestral home against an invading real estate developer poised to deface pristine Scottish countryside. Read full book review >

NO TRUTH WITHOUT RUTH by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Ginsburg is on the highest court but not on a pedestal in this informative, well-told biography. (timeline, court system outline, case list) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought long and hard every step of her journey to become only the second woman to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Conceptually intriguing but insufficiently visually connected to Cornell's aesthetic. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A boy amasses a collection of assorted objects and uses them to make art. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT LION by Sanne Dufft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A comforting, enabling, picture-perfect bedtime read. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following a scary nightmare, a little boy receives a toy lion, and that makes all the difference in this import from Germany. Read full book review >
OLD HAT by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A story about teasing and pressure, but a fairly tranquil one—with excellent chapeaus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bowing to peer hat pressure never works. Read full book review >
TEDDY'S FAVORITE TOY by Christian Trimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A heartwarming story that uses an everyday occurrence to push the envelope on many fronts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Knuffle Bunny is reimagined with dialogue and a dash of suspense. Read full book review >
BUNNY'S STAYCATION (MAMA'S BUSINESS TRIP) by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Children whose parents travel frequently for their jobs are probably this book's best audience, but others may get ideas for their own imaginary travels. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Bunny is very unhappy when his mother announces that she is going on a business trip. Read full book review >
UNPLUGGED by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A gentle catalyst for crucial conversations about balancing digital diversions with real-life play as well as an introduction to self-guided critical thinking. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Blip, a boxy little robot, loves plugging herself into her computer all day long. 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 >