CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Far from comprehensive but, from 'We the People' to 'And women's rights are human rights,' a serviceable highlights reel. (afterword, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Forty-one speeches, letters, and other documents deemed significant in this country's history, wrapped in succinct explanatory notes and glosses. Read full book review >
THE BAT CAN BAT by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Youngsters will laugh out loud while they are unconsciously, painlessly learning. (Picture book. 6-9) "
Homonym pairs describe the action as an array of unlikely animals play sports with varying degrees of success and hilarity. Read full book review >

RAFFIE ON THE RUN by Jacqueline Resnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A great selection for readers in search of a fun animal fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A small rat with a big heart makes his way from Brooklyn to Central Park West to bring his little brother home. Read full book review >
THE AMBROSE DECEPTION by Emily  Ecton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A lighthearted mystery starring seriously smart kids. (Mystery. 8-12)"
A mysterious scholarship contest launches this middle-grade mystery. Read full book review >
HUNGER by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A worthy introduction to an important slice of history. (map, glossary, bibliography, timeline) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A family struggles to survive the Irish Potato Famine in 1846. Read full book review >

THE SECRET KINGDOM by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Compelling, delicate, and spare, this book brings both artist and garden to life. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Rosenstock weaves the story of folk artist Nek Chand Saini and the magnificent secret garden he built in Chandigarh, India. Read full book review >
ARTS AND THEFTS by Allison K. Hymas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The whiz-bang close will satisfy, but a bigger mystery and a startling discovery presage a third adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Chasing a saboteur at the art show is a bit outside of "retrieval specialist" Jeremy Wilderson's wheelhouse. Read full book review >
A PUP CALLED TROUBLE by Bobbie Pyron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fast-paced, immersive exploration of urban wildlife from a satisfying animal point of view. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Aptly named coyote pup Trouble strays too far from home and ends up in the back of a truck headed for New York City. Read full book review >
THE 11:11 WISH by Kim Tomsic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fine, funny fix. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
When advice from the How to Survive Middle School blog doesn't work, mathlete Megan Meyers tries magic. But at what cost? Read full book review >
GRANTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A faithful dog, a good friend, and pinch of magic work wonders in this modern fairy tale. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Wish-fulfillment can be hard work. Read full book review >
THE OCEANS BETWEEN STARS by Kevin Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Thrills, violence, time/space questions, and some contemplation about colonization make for action on the thoughtful side. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
Between Liam and the starliner carrying his sister lie baffling timestreams, inscrutable enemies, and vast stretches of cold, empty space. Read full book review >
THE HEAT IS ON by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Fast-paced and fun-filled, a delicious read for middle graders, foodies or not. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In Part 2 of this three-part series, only three contestants remain in the running for the "Next Best Junior Chef" competition. Who will be the next to go? 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 >