STANLEY WILL PROBABLY BE FINE by Sally J. Pla
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Add to the growing list of intelligent books about kids whose brains operate outside the norm. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Superheroes can be found in unlikely places. Read full book review >
THE MYSTERY OF THE TREE STUMP GHOST by MissPATY
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Visually appealing but uneven. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Three sisters investigate a mysterious tree stump in their newest graphic adventure. Read full book review >

SEEING INTO TOMORROW by Richard Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"This loving, welcoming introduction to one of the most important American writers of the 20th century centers young black boys as supreme observers and interrogators of the natural wonders that surround them. (biographical note, further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Award-winning illustrator Crews breathes new life into the poetry of the late Wright, who found solace and wonder in the traditional Japanese haiku form before he died. Read full book review >
BLACKSMITH'S SONG by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"An intriguing new angle on an important story. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A historical picture book posits the question: what if blacksmiths used their hammers to communicate with runaways on the Underground Railroad? Read full book review >
FANDOM by Francesca Davis DiPiazza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Best as a starting reference for kids researching fandom-related topics—or perhaps for adults baffled by said kids' hobby. (glossary, source notes, selected bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A historical overview of fandom. Read full book review >

SNOWY OWL INVASION! by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Appealing design adds further value to this dramatic demonstration of science in progress. (author's note, sources, glossary, resources, index, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In the winter of 2013-2014, when snowy owls from the Arctic began appearing far south of their usual winter homes, scientists took advantage of a rare research opportunity. Read full book review >
MARLEY DIAS GETS IT DONE by Marley Dias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Dias' magnetic personality, outlook on life, and passion for change enliven every page, making this both a fun read and an irresistible call to action for people of all ages and backgrounds. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Teen social justice activist Dias shares her passion for changing the world. Read full book review >
HERMES by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another crowd-pleasing, compulsively readable entry in this divine series. (bibliography) (Graphic mythology. 10-14)"
The most mischievous of the gods presents some of his most outrageous pranks and exploits. Read full book review >
THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to America's War for Independence conveyed with enough kid-friendly humor that it may make those who dismiss history as a bore reconsider. (bibliography, maps) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Like The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome (2017), this 22nd-century publication by Time Corp gives those would-be time travelers wanting to partake of the American Revolution plenty of useful information to prepare for the trip. Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY OF LITTLE CHARLIE by Christopher Paul Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A characteristically lively and complex addition to the historical fiction of the era from Curtis. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A white sharecroppers' son finds himself on a mission to recapture a family that has escaped slavery. Read full book review >
A LADY HAS THE FLOOR by Kate Hannigan
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An excellent, well-researched model of its genre that will inspire children to do whatever they desire in life, no matter what immediate restrictions exist. (author's note, timeline, bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
Belva Lockwood was a teacher, a lawyer (first woman to enter the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court), a suffragist, and a presidential candidate. Read full book review >
THE THRIFTY GUIDE TO ANCIENT ROME by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An entertaining introduction to ancient Rome with kid-friendly humor that may make those convinced that history is boring reconsider. (bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Published by Time Corp in the year 2163, this guidebook contains all the vital information needed for the intrepid traveler wishing to go back 2,100 years and partake of gladiatorial matches, Roman legions battling barbarian hordes, and a fight to the death between two captive armies at the Circus Maximus. 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 >