CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Never melodramatic, this is a timely, eye-opening history. (foreword, introduction, epilogue, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
With Hasak-Lowy, Zimet, a founding member of Votes for Women 2020, an organization dedicated to, in part, celebrating the 100th anniversary of American women's right to vote, explores the decadeslong battle for suffrage and its many leaders. Read full book review >
MEET ME AT THE WELL by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A much-needed, thoughtful updating of Bible stories about women that functions as both storytelling experience and classic reference tome. (Religion. 10-14)"
Two award-winning children's-book authors team up for a more modern, feminist take on stories of girls and women in the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >

STELLA DÍAZ HAS SOMETHING TO SAY by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A nice and timely depiction of an immigrant child experience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Speaking up is hard when you're shy, and it can be even harder if you've got two languages in your head. Read full book review >
MUMMIES AT THE MUSEUM by Wong Herbert Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sparkling series opener certain to captivate a broad audience. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Rodent high jinks reign supreme as two BFFs make museum mischief in this giggleworthy graphic novel. Read full book review >
LIBBA by Laura Veirs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"An inspiring tale of an artist who came into her own later in life than traditional narratives lead readers to believe is normal. (author's note, works cited) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A biography of folk-music icon Elizabeth Cotten. Read full book review >

SPY TOYS by Mark Powers
by Mark Powers, illustrated by Tim Wesson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A riotous thigh-slapper with plenty of Toy Story in its DNA. (Crime comedy. 8-10)"
In a near-future "doll-eat-doll" world, three smart but defective toys join forces to escape the rubbish bin and fight crime. Read full book review >
ELLIE, ENGINEER by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A spirited, duplicable depiction of STEM fun. (tool guide) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Ellie navigates secrets and gender conflicts while trying to create an amazing birthday gift. Read full book review >
TRAILBLAZER by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"For ballerinas in training and in spirit. (foreword, afterword, author's note, ballet terms, partial bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Tracing a line directly from Wilkinson to Misty Copeland, Schubert highlights racism and prejudice in America and in ballet as well as the recent breaking of one barrier. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
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 >