BEAR AND WOLF by Daniel Salmieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"With its air of nighttime mystery, this is one that readers will want to revisit again and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bear and a wolf share a wintertime idyll. Read full book review >
THE RABBIT LISTENED by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Author/illustrator Doerrfeld gives children a model for how to process difficult events and provide meaningful support to friends who need it. Read full book review >

FLORETTE by Anna Walker
Kirkus Star
by Anna Walker, illustrated by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Lessons in both gumption and the sacred nature of urban green spaces. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mae desperately misses her garden after moving to the city, with its tall, crowded buildings and narrow streets; her new urban environment offers no "winding paths and leafy hiding spots" or butterfly chases "in the wavy grass." Read full book review >
THE BOY AND THE BLUE MOON by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"As magical as The Little Prince; as satisfying as Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy and his cat magically travel to the moon on the night of the blue moon. Read full book review >
JINX AND THE DOOM FIGHT CRIME! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Jinx and the Doom will captivate readers with their irresistible fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagination reigns supreme as siblings Jinx and the Doom take on chores and play with the superhero power to make even the mundane magical. 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 >
GIRL RUNNING by Annette Bay Pimentel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A bright salutation of a story, with one determined woman at its center. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pimentel tenders the story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to (surreptitiously) run the classic Boston Marathon, with illustrations that pay close attention to the route along the way. Read full book review >
RODENT RASCALS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"'Humans are lucky to have rodents,' Munro argues…and makes her case with equal warmth to hearts and minds. (websites, index) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Twenty-one representatives of the largest mammalian order pose in this fetching portrait gallery. Read full book review >
PETRA by Marianna Coppo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Lending itself to a range of readings, from perspective to an exploration of identity, this Italian import is a pleasingly intelligent book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A well-crafted conversation starter that touches on many themes, including perspective, relevance, and potential. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Blend epic adventure with gothic good and evil, and add a dash of sly wit for a tale that keeps readers turning the page, shaking their heads, and feeling the power of choice. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Light and darkness have never clashed with such fierce majesty and eloquent damnation. Read full book review >
BLOOM by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Not only a gorgeous portrayal of this 20th-century creative genius, but an empowering tale encouraging readers to 'dare to be different.' (author and illustrator's note, endnotes, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An exuberant fictionalized rendering of designer Elsa Schiaparelli's early life. Read full book review >
KATE, WHO TAMED THE WIND by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The story and illustrations strike just the right notes of lightheartedness, determination, and education—on Earth-friendly materials to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl plants saplings around a house on a windy hill in this picture book. 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 >