INSIDE OUT T. REX by Dennis Schatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"Budding biologists and others with an interest in what's inside will be entranced. (Informational novelty. 6-9)"
Multilayered overlapping cutouts provide an unusually detailed 3-D look at T. Rex's innards—or at least what can be deduced about them from the fossil record. Read full book review >
HOPE IN THE HOLLER by Lisa Lewis Tyre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A moving and richly engaging tale of despair and redemption. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There isn't much of anything but crushing poverty in the holler, making hope hard to sustain. Read full book review >

VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A good step-by-step portrayal of the dangers slaves were willing to risk for freedom and the complex, lifesaving organization that was the Underground Railroad. (historical notes, note from the author, references) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Jeb and Mattie, siblings living under slavery on a Maryland plantation, tell their story of escape on the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >
WRITE TO ME by Cynthia Grady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A touching tribute to a woman who deserves recognition, but it's one that should be complemented by other works. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Against the grim backdrop of the Japanese-American internment camps, white librarian Clara Breed's compassion offered children a ray of hope and a comforting connection to the normal lives they sorely missed. Read full book review >
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRO WRESTLER by Steve Sheinkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A silly story that weaves in a fair amount of history. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
In the debut volume of the Time Twisters series, Abraham Lincoln arrives at Abby and Doc's school to prove that history isn't boring. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >
THE LAST GARGOYLE by Paul Durham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Whether or not it's planned, readers will hope for a sequel. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Chills and chuckles abound in Durham's latest for middle graders. 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 >
FACING FREDERICK by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A spirited biography that fully honors its redoubtable subject. (author's note, timeline, source notes, selected sources, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The story of one of the most iconic and photographed figures in American history. 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 >