A DIFFERENT KIND OF PASSOVER by Linda Leopold Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A girl finds wonderful answers to her Passover questions in this sympathetic tale that will resonate with many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Passover is a time of traditional observance, but this year could be different for a young girl. Read full book review >
MATZAH by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"The combination of concise, easy-to-understand text and copious photography presents an accessible understanding of Passover and matzah. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
All about that flat, unleavened holiday food—from dough to desert. Read full book review >

HOW TO CATCH THE EASTER BUNNY by Adam Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"This bunny escapes all the traps but fails to find a logical plot or an emotional connection with readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The bestselling series (How to Catch an Elf, 2016, etc.) about capturing mythical creatures continues with a story about various ways to catch the Easter Bunny as it makes its annual deliveries. Read full book review >
THE PASSOVER COWBOY by Barbara Diamond Goldin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A Seder and cowboy clothes are beautifully woven together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Russian Jews settle in Argentina—a little-known but timely fact. Read full book review >
WELCOME, BABY! by Theresa Dubiel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Although well-meaning and important, this book neither fulfills its purpose nor broadcasts its message in a way that works for infants and adults. (Board book. 0-1)"
Numerous studies have shown that the safest way for babies to sleep is in their cribs on their backs. This simple board book attempts to reinforce this important message to prevent sudden unexplained infant death. Read full book review >

STRANGE FRUIT by Gary Golio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A must-read, must-discuss that will speak to children and linger with adults. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Lynching: a strange and difficult but important topic for a song—and for this picture book. Read full book review >
TECH EXPLORERS LEAGUE by Paul  Kisakye
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A sci-fi story with an intriguing setting but an unsurprising narrative structure."
Set in a futuristic Uganda, Kisakye's (Tech Explorers League: Hacked!, 2017, etc.) middle-grade novel follows four 10-year-old friends as they attempt to win a science fair trophy. Read full book review >
GRUMPY FEET by Lisa Stubbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Stubbs tackles an evergreen topic and does it very well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear steps out of a drawing to chase away a bad mood. Read full book review >
STORM HORSE by Nick Garlick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Overall, a solid horse book with the bonus of a male protagonist. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A boy in rural Holland works to keep the horse he rescued from the sea. Read full book review >
THE CRYSTAL RIBBON by Celeste Lim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Fantasy, history, folklore, memorable characters, and even a hint of humor converge for a great read. (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
This hopeful coming-of-age story weaves together historical facts and spiritual/cultural beliefs to tell a tale of empowerment from the perspective of a poor, young female—one of the lowliest members of society in medieval China. Read full book review >
SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A charming read with an important message that no matter one's stature, 'the way we move tells the world who we are.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
Julia Marks is taking readers somewhere over the rainbow and embarking on a summer of self-discovery. Read full book review >
RIVERS OF SUNLIGHT by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A handsome invitation to earth science. (notes) (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
The way that the warmth of our sun creates the ebb and flow of water among Earth, its atmosphere, its oceans, and land is the subject of this latest edition to Chisholm and Bang's gorgeous series. 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 >