A PROBLEMATIC PARADOX by Eliot Sappingfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A glorious cacophony of wildly inventive gadgets, gags, and action. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After her father's abduction, a middle school genius is sent to a school filled with quirks and quarks. Read full book review >
DOLPHINS by Susan Casey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A compelling and eye-opening story of the interconnected worlds of humans and dolphins that's full of engaging detail and vivid language. (acknowledgments, selected bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this middle-grade adaptation of Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins (2015), Casey escapes her city life and journeys around the world to better understand how dolphins live, think, and relate to humans. Read full book review >

CAMP CATASTROPHE by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"An unassuming summer-camp story about being yourself. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Angelica, also known as Jelly, is a great storyteller, but this time her imagination could get her into a heap of trouble in this series opener. Read full book review >
LITTLE SID by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Skip. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Little princeling Sid leaves the palace seeking what he lacks. Read full book review >
MY SO-CALLED SUPERPOWERS by Heather Nuhfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A book that manages to outpace its protagonist in mediocrity—skip it. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A 13-year-old budding artist struggles to join a popular clique when sudden superpowers derail her plans. Read full book review >

THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Connor's gift for creating complex characters extends to the supporting characters and makes this a compelling read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Under a cloud of suspicion after the death of his best friend, a boy with a "trifecta of troubles" continues as best he can. Read full book review >
WHISKERELLA by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Readers will have a ball with this hilarious, charming story. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster princess Harriet is back in Vernon's take on "Cinderella." Read full book review >
THE ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON by Santa Montefiore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A humorous, fast-paced adventure with a surprisingly engaging and inspiring hero who discovers 'anything in the world is possible.' (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A quiet young bunny longing for adventure becomes involved with a band of elite rabbits dedicated to safeguarding the royal family of England. Read full book review >
FREE AS A BIRD by Lina Maslo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Choose this book to portray Malala as exceptional; look elsewhere to emphasize her place in a larger movement. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Another picture-book biography about Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-international heroine Malala Yousafzai. Read full book review >
ALABAMA SPITFIRE by Bethany Hegedus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A well-intentioned effort that might not connect with its intended audience. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A scrappy young white girl from tiny Monroeville, Alabama, grows up to write the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Read full book review >
MADE FOR EACH OTHER by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A smorgasbord of dog facts and tidbits whose distinguishing value may be to inspire interest in readers to research further. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An overview of the relationship between people and dogs. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >