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 >
THE DRAGONET PROPHECY by Tui T. Sutherland
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Dazzling; a must-read for any dragon fan. (Fantasy. 7-13)"
A popular middle-grade dragon series gets a graphic-novel makeover. Read full book review >
WHAT MAKES A BLIZZARD? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A solid contribution to the venerable series, offering an unusual mix of history and science. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
An account of the "Schoolchildren's Blizzard" of 1888, with explanations of how blizzards form and are forecast. Read full book review >
MARCH FORWARD, GIRL by Melba Pattillo Beals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A valuable addition to the stories of life in Jim Crow America. (Memoir. 10-16)"
One of the Little Rock Nine describes her childhood in the years leading up to the 1957 event. 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 >