BRAVE JANE AUSTEN by Lisa  Pliscou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An appealing, lively portrait that may nonetheless fail to pique the interest of many in the intended audience. (author's note, quotations, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This brief biography of Jane Austen describes her life and notes the hardships and expectations she overcame to become a published author. Read full book review >
SAINT PHILOMENE'S INFIRMARY FOR MAGICAL CREATURES by W. Stone Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A hilarious romp through a new underground world. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Chance Bee Jeopard's summer goal is to dig the deepest hole in Starling, Texas. Read full book review >

SMART COOKIE by Elly Swartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Readers will laugh and commiserate and root for Frankie all the way. (resources, acknowledgements) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Frankie Greene's life is filled with complications. Read full book review >
DARK WYNG by Chris d’Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"With problematic tropes and stereotypes, little character development, and a poorly paced plot, this one is for fans of the first book only. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Dragon Gabrial and white human boy Ren return in this sequel to The Wearle (2017). Read full book review >
BAD PRINCESS by Kris Waldherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Power to the princesses, right on! (further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of Doomed Queens (2008) examines "princess backlash" and asks: what makes a princess? Read full book review >

A PROBLEMATIC PARADOX by Eliot Sappingfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A glorious cacophony of wildly inventive gadgets, gags, and action. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After her father's abduction, a middle school genius is sent to a school filled with quirks and quarks. Read full book review >
DOLPHINS by Susan Casey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A compelling and eye-opening story of the interconnected worlds of humans and dolphins that's full of engaging detail and vivid language. (acknowledgments, selected bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this middle-grade adaptation of Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins (2015), Casey escapes her city life and journeys around the world to better understand how dolphins live, think, and relate to humans. Read full book review >
CAMP CATASTROPHE by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"An unassuming summer-camp story about being yourself. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Angelica, also known as Jelly, is a great storyteller, but this time her imagination could get her into a heap of trouble in this series opener. Read full book review >
LITTLE SID by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Skip. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Little princeling Sid leaves the palace seeking what he lacks. Read full book review >
MY SO-CALLED SUPERPOWERS by Heather Nuhfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A book that manages to outpace its protagonist in mediocrity—skip it. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A 13-year-old budding artist struggles to join a popular clique when sudden superpowers derail her plans. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Connor's gift for creating complex characters extends to the supporting characters and makes this a compelling read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Under a cloud of suspicion after the death of his best friend, a boy with a "trifecta of troubles" continues as best he can. Read full book review >
WHISKERELLA by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Readers will have a ball with this hilarious, charming story. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster princess Harriet is back in Vernon's take on "Cinderella." 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 >