A MONTH OF MONDAYS by Joëlle Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid story that explores themes of family, abandonment, and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grade-seven student Suze Tamaki decides whether or not to reconnect with her 10-years-absent mother. Read full book review >
THE CARPENTER by Bruna Barros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A joyful invitation to participate in invention. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. Read full book review >

THE PRINCE AND THE PORKER by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Peachy. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Pignatius the pig learns that clothes make the man—er, prince. Read full book review >
PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >
BASEBALL GENIUS by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A bunt at best, but Green's a good enough storyteller to keep readers in the game. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Hooking up with a renowned shortstop-turned-publisher, Green shows that the premise of his Football Genius (2007) plays just as well in another sport. Read full book review >

LIFE STEALER by Lene Kaaberbøl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A worthy series outing for fans. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A series of frightening waking dreams entangles trainee witch Clara Ash in a "soul tangle" with a life-destroying revenant. Read full book review >
CY MAKES A FRIEND by Ann Marie Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A tale of encouragement and gumption, simplified to the point of losing its characterization. (Picture book. 4-8) "
Even mythological creatures can be shy. Read full book review >
IVY by Katherine Coville
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"There is value in escaping to a fairyland with magical creatures and a happy ending, and readers will relish this story in which the bullies are beaten by kindness and compassion, even if it gets a little messy. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Round little Ivy learns from her kindhearted (if a bit disorganized) grandmother that caring for the sick and injured brings great rewards. Read full book review >
THE CHUPACABRA ATE THE CANDELABRA by Marc Tyler Nobleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fear of the unknown is the overriding theme, and yet there isn't a satisfactory resolution—except for the very plump chupacabra. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What do chupacabras, candelabras, and cucarachas have in common? Read full book review >
TEAM AWKWARD by Katy Birchall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Frothy, funny klutziness. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A viral video makes Anna famous for falling into a potted plant in this sequel to The It Girl (2016). Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)"
Michael was only 4 when he miraculously survived the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Read full book review >
MAISY'S MOON LANDING by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"'What an adventure!' Fledgling astronauts who pull the levers and tabs that send her there and back will feel like companions on the voyage. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Maisy finds a new world to conquer. 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 >