BABY ON BOARD by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A comforting, informative read even if the rhyme gets a bit carried away. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming description of many ways that animals, and people, carry and protect their young. Read full book review >
THERE'S A BUG ON MY BOOK! by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This simple, interactive book about the appearances and movements of things that creep and crawl is elevated by its insistence that all creatures deserve to be respected and handled with care. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Several small animals commonly considered bugs, as well as a snake and a frog, supposedly land on this book and then leave—for a variety of reasons—each using its own special method of locomotion. Read full book review >

HELLO SPRING! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Informative fun; engaging photography. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The changes from winter into spring—especially in the northeastern U.S.—are illustrated with numerous colored photographs. Read full book review >
STAY-AT-HOME SAMMY AND THE RUNAWAY SPOT by Maria Nilsson Thore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Sometimes the best part of travel is telling the tale afterward. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In an interesting take on "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," Swede Thore tells the tale of one scribbly spot that vacates its host, a spotted and sedentary feline, for an adventure. Read full book review >
THINGS THAT GROW by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gem of a small book, thoughtfully made for small hands and, with its heavy paper and sewn binding, loving handling. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A compendium of things in the universe that grow—including the universe itself—presented in an illustrated informational picture book divided into chapters. Read full book review >

SIOUX CODE TALKERS OF WORLD WAR II by Andrea M. Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engagingly written, deeply researched account of a little-known part of World War II. (maps, photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The role of Navajo Code Talkers in World War II is fairly well-known, but this informative book reveals the equally important contributions of Sioux Code Talkers who served in the Pacific theater. Read full book review >
DR. POTTS, MY PETS HAVE SPOTS! by Rod Hull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"'Veterinary misadventure' doesn't normally pair with 'rollicking read-aloud,' but here it does. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Mr. Betts brings all his pets to the vet for a cure for spots, it takes several attempts and choices of medicine to finally produce a satisfying result. Read full book review >
ME TOO, GRANDMA! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Hoo doesn't love a sweet story about grandmas? (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child fears the loss of his grandmother's love. Read full book review >
THE THREE LITTLE PUGS AND THE BIG BAD CAT by Becky Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Children who are familiar with the traditional story will find this a fresh, funny alternative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional story of "The Three Little Pigs" is recast with pug puppies instead of pigs and a malevolent, white cat in the role of the Big, Bad Wolf. Read full book review >
LET'S GO TO PLAYGROUP! by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"As an aid to teach empathy and cooperation to the under-4 set, this is an excellent addition to a parent or caregiver's bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A multiracial cast of self-directing toddlers play, problem-solve, share snacks, and yes, cry over spilt milk without any apparent adult intervention or assistance. Read full book review >
WE ARE FAMILY by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Aimed at young readers at a stage when they are intensely curious about other people (and highly receptive to positive messages about diversity), this British import is ideal for sparking natural conversations about differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Unconditional love is the common denominator linking the several families whose lives are explored in this picture book. Read full book review >
THAT'S NOT HOW YOU DO IT! by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Sweet but not cloying, purposive but not pedantic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A confident cat knows the right way to do everything. But is there a right way? 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 >