PABLO IN THE SNOW by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A delightful and satisfying snowy-day story, with the subtle advantage of a main character with a Spanish name. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable lamb ventures out into the snow, playing with friends and getting lost when night falls. Read full book review >
PATHFINDERS by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A lively volume and an excellent approach to U.S. history. (glossary, source notes, bibliography, image credits, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In 16 minibiographies, Bolden tells the stories of little-known African-Americans who "had big, bold dreams. Pursued passions. Caught up with their callings." Read full book review >

THE MATCHSTICK CASTLE by Keir Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Fast-paced, anarchic fun for reluctant and avid readers alike. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With his father in Antarctica and his brothers enjoying adventurous summers elsewhere, Brian endures his in aptly named Boring, Illinois, beta testing Uncle Gary's educational software (Summer's Cool) alongside his unfriendly cousin, Nora, until a discovery in the woods changes everything. Read full book review >
THE UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY OF ALFRED FIDDLEDUCKLING by Timothy Basil Ering
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Exuding a zest for living and loving, this nautical narrative is an ode to joy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this tender story, a newborn duckling experiences music as sweet solace and meaningful communication while searching for love. Read full book review >
HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >

MISSION TO PLUTO by Mary Kay Carson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A worthy companion to Catherine Thimmesh's Team Moon (2006) with similar appeal. (glossary, web resources, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A team effort sends a space probe to the edge of our solar system. Read full book review >
I AM JIM HENSON by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Nearly every child will know his work already: here's at least a superficial glimpse of his character. (photos, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
Meltzer holds up the great Muppeteer as a role model. Read full book review >
THE BODIES OF THE ANCIENTS by Lydia Millet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Memorably unusual but haphazard; the series peaked with its opener, The Fires Beneath the Sea (2011). (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Children, adults, and myriad creatures fight the final battle in a war over climate change. Read full book review >
WHOSE POOP IS THAT? by Darrin Lunde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A primer on poop and a guessing game, especially for those just beyond toilet training. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Owl pellets, coprolites, bird droppings, and honking big turds—whose waste is that? Read full book review >
MARY BOWSER AND THE CIVIL WAR SPY RING by Enigma Alberti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Plenty of work for sharp eyes and active intellects in this history-based series opener. (answers, historical notes, biographies, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Using a provided packet of helpful tools, readers can search for clues along with a historical spy in the house of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Read full book review >
ZOO DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Following on Library Day (2016), this is a lovely addition to the creators' series on first experiences. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little boy visits the zoo for the first time and is enthralled by all its wonders. Read full book review >
MY KITE IS STUCK!  by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Fans of this series will enjoy this trio of friends in their second, mostly funny, outing. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
Loud and confident Big Duck, her clever brother, Little Duck, and their agreeable purple friend, Porcupine, return in this early reader with three humorous but uneven adventures. 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 >