WHAT MAKES A BLIZZARD? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A solid contribution to the venerable series, offering an unusual mix of history and science. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
An account of the "Schoolchildren's Blizzard" of 1888, with explanations of how blizzards form and are forecast. Read full book review >
THE LITTLEST VIKING by Alexandra Penfold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Martial aspects notwithstanding, a warm tale of family togetherness. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The smallest member of a Viking family rules the roost—until a new little warrior princess comes along. Read full book review >

MY PILLOW KEEPS MOVING by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sweet gigglefest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An enterprising little dog insinuates its way into the heart and home of an unsuspecting man. Read full book review >
ARNOLD THE BRAVE by Gundi Herget
by Gundi Herget, illustrated by Nikolai Renger, translated by Ann Garlid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"The final word: there is more than one way to teach a wolf some manners. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Even a superhero sheep can't go it alone without a trusty sidekick. 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 >
HEY-HO, TO MARS WE'LL GO! by Susan Lendroth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An amusing sing-along read-aloud to introduce space exploration and astronautics. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A first-person journey to Mars, to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," with additional space exploration facts. Read full book review >
YOU CAN! by Charlie Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Strong evidence that sometimes you really do just think you can. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
A medley of aspirational sentiments and newly fashioned illustrations—both inspired by those of the classic tale. Read full book review >
THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY by Beth Bracken
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"The bugs' world may distract readers from the tale's didacticism, but the ones who need this message most are unlikely to learn it here; they're busy talking. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Charlotte loves school, learning, and being with her friends, but combining the three doesn't work for anyone. Read full book review >
A COUCH FOR LLAMA by Leah Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A fun blend of realistic and ridiculous that will appeal to a broad audience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the Lago family has sat, spilled, and jumped on their beloved couch one time too many, a misadventure equal parts practical and absurd begins. Read full book review >
LOVE by Matt de la Peña
Kirkus Star
by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Timely, timeless, and utterly necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the moment prose and art appear in the opening spread, de la Peña and Long usher readers into a patient, pensive meditation on love. 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 >