THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Visually captivating introduction to the red fox's secret life. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This yearlong chronicle explores the physical attributes, habits, and habitat of the red fox. Read full book review >
SAY HELLO, SOPHIE by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"This is Wells' work at her best—insightful, witty, and beautifully drawn. Once again, she adeptly addresses a childhood concern with great respect and humor. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The delightful mouse Sophie returns, this time to overcome her salutation anxiety with Granny's clever expertise. Read full book review >

SECRETS & SEQUENCES by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Nearly every element (especially the bad guys) escalates wildly and successfully in this nifty comp-sci romp. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The series' overarching plot ramps up in the third entry of the Secret Coders series. Read full book review >
THE LOST STAFF OF WONDERS by Raymond Arroyo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Surprising spiritual depth with a hearty helping of monsters and miracles. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When the water in Perilous Falls turns to blood, it is up to Will Wilder and his friends to find the culprit and retrieve a stolen relic—preferably before the town is inundated with frogs. Read full book review >
THE STORM DRAGON by Paula Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"An old-time-y fairy tale for dragon lovers; here's hoping subsequent volumes offer more meat. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
A castle maid hides an injured dragon. Read full book review >

THE ENEMY by Sara Holbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid fictional examination of a time rarely depicted for this age group. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Poet Holbrook brings back the Cold War in her debut novel for middle grades. Read full book review >
TALES FOR THE PERFECT CHILD by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"While it's fun to imagine this as a manual that will pass clandestinely from child to child, the truth is that most kids know these techniques already. No harm, no foul—and no carrots. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Impeccable instructions for triumphing over grown-ups. Read full book review >
ALL EARS, ALL EYES by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This quiet book explores what happens in a forest as day slips into night. Read full book review >
SO HAPPY TOGETHER by Jutta Langreuter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the end, family love wins out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Siblings often disagree, even bunny brothers and sisters. Read full book review >
THE ROAD HOME by Katie Cotton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"These nameless animals make the journey count. With gorgeous artwork and a striking, poetic approach, the bond of parent and child is successfully conveyed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The struggle to survive and find a home in nature is told in verse. Read full book review >
MOB SCHOOL SURVIVOR by Greyson Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Runs off the rails at the end, but even nongamers will appreciate this unofficial spinoff's 'achievement.' (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-10)"
Despite, not because of, carefully pre-laid plans, Gerald Creeper survives his first month of nights at Mob Middle School in this novel based on "Minecraft." Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY HOME by Emma Levey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The metaphor will be transparent even to younger readers, and Hattie's unwavering love for her foster clan casts a warm glow over the entire episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hattie the egg-barren hen has lovingly raised a large and diverse brood, and now it's time to let her adopted offspring "fly the nest." 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 >