THE SECRET PROJECT by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An astonishing way to lay the groundwork for such works for older readers as Steve Sheinkin's Bomb (2012), this is a beautifully told introduction to a difficult subject. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A picture book takes on the creation of the atomic bomb. Read full book review >
MICKEY MANTLE by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A loving perspective on a beloved Yankee hero. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Mickey Mantle was a gifted, talented white baseball player who was admired and truly loved by his fans. Read full book review >

GOOD MORNING, WORLD! by Jennifer Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A slight but pleasant faith-based morning story. (Board book. 2-4)"
Anthropomorphized animals follow typical morning routines including play and prayers. Read full book review >
VERY VEGGIE DEVOS FOR LITTLE ONES by Pamela Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"For VeggieTales fans; others may be mystified by the reverent rhubarb and pious peas. (Board book. 2-4)"
A collection of 30 Christian devotions re-enacted by the anthropomorphic vegetables and fruits from the animated VeggieTales films. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF PASSOVER by Francis Barry Silberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Board-book audiences need a story that is simpler and easier to understand than this one. (Board book. 2-4)"
The events of the Jewish holiday of Passover are presented for young children. Read full book review >

THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER by Agostino Traini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"More homily than history—and bland to boot. (Informational pop-up picture book. 6-8)"
A pop-up introduction to the great Christian reformer. Read full book review >
PLAYTIME  by DK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Toddlers won't sit still for all 16 spreads but they will come back again and again to name the objects they play with every day. (Board book. 1-3)"
Looking for suggestions for stocking a preschool toy box? Use this sturdy board book as a guide. Read full book review >
GOD MADE FEELINGS  by Jennifer Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A pleasant-enough introduction to feelings and how those feelings emerge. (Board book. 2-3)"
Little readers learn about their feelings. Read full book review >
MRS. WHITE RABBIT by Gilles Bachelet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2017

"Mr. White Rabbit may be about to become 'late' in more ways than one. (Picture book. 6-12, adult)"
The wife of a certain always-late rabbit is not pleased with her domestic situation. Read full book review >
AGE OF ORDER by Julian North
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2017

"A promising debut that re-energizes tropes in the dystopian sci-fi genre."
In North's debut YA novel set in a violently divided, high-tech New York City, a poor girl enrolls in a Manhattan school that serves as an enclave for the fabulously rich, powerful, and dangerous. Read full book review >
MR. FUZZBUSTER KNOWS HE'S THE FAVORITE by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"This tale of who's the preferred pet will charm animal lovers of all stripes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's Lily's favorite pet? Pussycat Mr. Fuzzbuster thinks he knows. Read full book review >
THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF NILS by Selma Lagerlöf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"An artistic showcase that also serves as a teaser for a once-popular, and not entirely dated, children's classic. (map) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Intricate cut-paper overlays highlight the art that accompanies this abbreviated version of the travels of a peripatetic young Swede. 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 >