MINIATURE ADVENTURES by Emily Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2017

"A gallery of diminutive delights—but the appeal is superficial at best. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A little world tour of little things—from the smallest sea horse to the largest model railway. Read full book review >
DEERE IS RIGHT HERE!  by Gregory Gebhart
Released: March 3, 2017

"A well-designed and likable addition to the hefty field of picture books for young fans of useful heavy machinery and trucks."
John Deere tractors show their multipurpose usefulness in this continuation of a picture-book series for young children. Read full book review >

DEEP IN THE WOODS by Christopher Corr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2017

"Corr's artwork is a feast for the eyes. Dazzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A variety of woodland creatures live in a house they find in the woods until a bear brings disaster; but together they build anew in this retelling of a classic Russian folk tale. Read full book review >
MARIE CURIE by Isabel Sánchez Vegara
by Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illustrated by Frau Isa, translated by Emma Martinez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2017

"Like other tributes in the series, adequate fare for cluing newer readers in on some worthy role models. (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
A very first introduction to the great scientist. Read full book review >
MILES MCHALE, TATTLETALE by Christianne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Though not a standout, this book fills a niche for those seeking titles dealing with this particular issue of character education. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The titular little chick learns an important lesson about what behaviors need to be reported and which to just let slide. Read full book review >

When We Were Alone by David Robertson
Released: March 1, 2017

"Spare, poetic, and moving, this Cree heritage story makes a powerful impression."
In this illustrated book for children ages 4 to 8, a curious girl learns about how her grandmother held on to cultural touchstones when she was a child at a Native American residential school. Read full book review >
THE GHOSTS IN THE CLOUDS by Katherine Ferrier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A mouthwatering recipe for caramels at the end is but one reason young readers will want to check in to this series. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
It's off to the rescue when the Hotel Strange's ghostly concierge is arrested for not scaring people. Read full book review >
THE PALACE OF MEMORY by Julian Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Chaos barely contained makes for a thrilling read. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Following the events of series opener The Black Dragon (2016), 12-year-old Chinese-English orphan Danny Woo is once again running for his life, but this time he is not the only one in danger. Read full book review >
IF YOU WERE THE MOON by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Orbiting between poetic lullaby and astro-powered essentials, Salas and Kim provide a great addition to a nighttime-window reading shelf and/or early-science classroom. (further reading) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this inventive and spirited exploration, poetry and science come together to introduce young readers to the role of the moon in our lives here on Earth. Read full book review >
HOW THE QUEEN FOUND THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Droll entertainment that calls out for an international tea party. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A very proper queen goes on a world tour, visiting children who know both how to make tea and how to entice a royal to come out of her protective shell. Read full book review >
TINY CREEPY CRAWLERS by Matt Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Suitable browsing for fans of all things crazy, creepy, and crawly. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Lice, fleas, ticks, leeches, liver flukes, tapeworms: "Mini bugs rule!" Read full book review >
A DAY WITH DOGS by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"These pooches get a lot done in a day, and toddlers who follow along will effortlessly pick up some vocabulary to boot. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A ride through Richard Scarry territory with a canine cast. 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 >