WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Alluring, wordless enchantment. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Many visual stories play out during the night, between the time that a child falls asleep and then awakens. Read full book review >
MAE AMONG THE STARS by Roda Ahmed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An enchanting, inspirational account of Jemison's early life that illustrates the importance of encouraging and supporting children's dreams. (biographical note) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Pioneering African-American astronaut Mae Jemison's childhood love of space and supportive parents led to her illustrious career. Read full book review >

ALL THREE STOOGES by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An authentically awkward exploration of grief particularly well-suited for preteen boys. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh-grader Noah Cohen and his best friend, Dash, eat, sleep, and breathe comedy, so it's no surprise they choose to research Jewish comedians for their mitzvah project at Hebrew school, even if it means partnering with Noah's female nemesis, Noa Cohen. Read full book review >
GRANDMA'S PURSE by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"The magic of grandparents is undeniable, and this book is an excellent treat for grandkids to share with their own grandmas and grandpas, or the other way around. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Treasure could be hiding in the most surprising places. Read full book review >
DINO DUCKLING by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Reassurance for the Dino Duckling in every family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ultimate ugly duckling is wonderfully accepted within his family. Read full book review >

EDIE IS EVER SO HELPFUL by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A charming, funny selection that's sure to be embraced. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How many ways can one child help? Read full book review >
THE NEW LIBEARIAN by Alison Donald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Despite the elements of a favorite folk tale, storytime, and a bear, this is not a honey of a tale—it's bearly amusing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It's storytime, but where is the librarian? Read full book review >
ONE FUN DAY WITH LEWIS CARROLL by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Thoughtful and evocative, this book will bring a score of new readers to Carroll's impressive work. (glossary, sources) (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Tumble down the rabbit hole into a wonderland filled with rhymes and whimsical wordplay. Read full book review >
THE CHINESE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A clever retelling buttressed by a fascinating back story and vivid art. (activity instructions) (Picture book. 5-10)"
Remember the story of the vain emperor and the cunning tailors? It wasn't quite like that.... Read full book review >
I AM LOVED by Nikki Giovanni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A small but mighty collection sure to remind readers that love, again, can prevail over all if given the chance. (Picture book/poetry. 4-9)"
In this collection, poet Giovanni seeks to remind black children especially that they are loved. Read full book review >
THE UNCANNY EXPRESS  by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Move over, Holmes and Watson. There's a new detecting pair in town, and the name's Bland. (Mystery. 7-9)"
Magicians are supposed to disappear, but this one may have a hard time coming back. Read full book review >
THE GREAT RACE by Christopher Corr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2018

"Ultimately, Corr delivers a handsomely packaged story that begs the questions, from where did it arise, and whom is it for? (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this retelling of Chinese lunar calendar lore, the animals race to claim a spot in the zodiac. 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 >