HAPPY BIRTHDAY! by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A fine birthday present for early readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Newly liberated from copyright protection, the birthday song gets a board book. Read full book review >
PIG & GOOSE AND THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Find Pig and Goose a place on the friendship shelf with the likes of Frog and Toad, Elephant and Piggie, and Houndsley and Catina. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An unlikely friendship between a portly pig and a graceful goose blooms in a springtime story infused with compassion and gentle humor. Read full book review >

I'M NOT LITTLE! by Alison Inches
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Rarely is a full-blown temper tantrum as much fun or as instructive to witness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scrappy underdog has a meltdown over a short lifetime of slights but learns quickly that there are worse things than being small. Read full book review >
BIRTHDAYS by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The intended audience may find this less interesting than educators and librarians looking for program ideas; nevertheless, a useful book. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A survey of birthday customs from ancient times to today's birthday wishes on social media. Read full book review >
MAKE THE EARTH YOUR COMPANION by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Distinctive and occasionally elegant, this might encourage children to offer their own meditations on how the natural world informs ways to live. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A collection of poetic sentences invites listeners to observe, celebrate, and sometimes follow natural environments in specific ways. Read full book review >

HENRY HUNTER AND THE CURSED PIRATES by John Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"There's nothing exceptional here, but the otherworldly elements and headlong pacing will sweep readers along. (Fantasy/mystery. 10-12)"
In a second brush with the supernatural (following Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov, 2016), brainy young sleuth Henry and his faithful chronicler, Adolphus, are kidnapped by undead pirates. Yo ho ho! Read full book review >
SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >
ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sixth-grade boys from different worlds are brought together by school desegregation in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >
NORTON AND ALPHA by Kristyna Litten
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A quietly amusing fable that highlights the importance of nature in a mechanical world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What is that strange red object sticking up out of the ground? Read full book review >
THE ELEPHANT'S GARDEN by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Readers who can get over the story's peculiar device will find a fine tale about the importance of keeping secrets and the dangers of greed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Who or what is eating the best fruits in Jasmine's garden? Read full book review >
DEEP IN THE FOREST by Josef Antòn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A pleaser for younger lovers of animals and visual puzzles alike. (visual index) (Board book. 2-5)"
In a series of forest scenes, dozens of animals hiding within foliage, in treetops, underwater, and belowground challenge sharp-eyed viewers to pick them out. Read full book review >
MUTANT MANTIS LUNCH LADIES! by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"'Freakity freaking freakiness!' (to quote Carlos) on a high and gleeful level. (Horror. 8-10)"
Seasoned fourth-grade monster hunters Carlos and Benny find heaping helpings of horror in the lunchroom. 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 >