IN THE LAND OF ELVES by Daniela Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A visually charming peek into the secret life of elves. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From spring to winter, elves pursue hidden seasonal activities. Read full book review >
A CASE IN ANY CASE by Ulf Nilsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"May Gordon and Buffy detect again! (Mystery. 6-9)"
Two cases for the forest detectives! Read full book review >

MY PICTURES AFTER THE STORM by Éric Veillé
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Droll, imagination-stretching ways to get from here to there, from this to that, from now to later. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A whimsical series of before-and-after images, from the author of The Bureau of Misplaced Dads (illustrated by Pauline Martin, 2015). Read full book review >
UNDER THE UMBRELLA by Catherine Buquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Memorable and instructive without a hint of didacticism. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A grumpy man fights a rainstorm and other pedestrians but learns a lesson when his umbrella goes flying. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR OLINGUITO by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A compelling account of the solution of a scientific mystery. (source notes, glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A species of mammal newly identified through museum research is found in the wild in Ecuador. Read full book review >

WHERE'S THE BALLERINA? by Anna Claybourne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Both balletomanes and seek-and-find lovers should enjoy this performing-arts variation on a popular picture-book game. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Waltz away, Waldo—it's a ballerina we're looking for. Read full book review >
SHH! MY BROTHER'S NAPPING by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Families with different-aged siblings will find much to relate to and discuss in this light but observant rendering of an age-old power struggle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A playfully oblique exposition of the perils and pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Read full book review >
THE CRANE GIRL by Curtis Manley
Kirkus Star
adapted by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Lin Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"More from this team would be a welcome addition to folk-tale collections. (pronunciation guide, author's notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-10)"
A popular Japanese folk tale in which a crane pays back an obligation by becoming human is retold with an unusual ending and with haiku-sprinkled prose. Read full book review >
KING & KAYLA AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING DOG TREATS by Dori Hillestad Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"The author of The Buddy Files whips up a light mystery fare for the younger set. (Early reader. 6-8)"
In a brand-new series a girl and a dog are detectives, finding mysteries in everyday events. Read full book review >
FANTASTIC FLOWERS by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a book to closely pore over—perhaps before a trip to the park or a botanical garden for real-life practice. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The unique shapes and patterns of 17 exotic and common flowers are exhibited in this optically striking display that points to the plants' visual similarities to other objects, animals, or people. Read full book review >
GLITTER by Stella J. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"For little artists eager to spread some cheer with their glitter pens—on paper, of course. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gloria, a little rhino, loves to spread "glittery happiness" in all her ventures. Read full book review >
YOSSI AND THE MONKEYS by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An entertaining holiday tale of a man and his monkey. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A circus monkey helps a family celebrate a Jewish holiday. 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 >