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 >
THE ROCK MAIDEN by Natasha Yim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Deftly written but not quite traditional, a pleasing romantic story. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A loving wife is turned to stone by a merciful goddess in this story spun from a Hong Kong legend. Read full book review >
DIVE IN! by Recess Monkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A good way to kick up an overly quiet storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A watery romp not just to read, but to tap, tilt, and tickle. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, SUPERMAN! by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An excellent resource for parents attempting to wrangle their little superheroes' powers for good. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Superman greets a new day. Read full book review >
YOKKI AND THE PARNO GRY by Richard O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A Romani story to share and treasure. (authors' note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's dream gives his family hope. Read full book review >
THE FEARLESS TRAVELERS' GUIDE TO WICKED PLACES by Pete Begler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A wildly imaginative, richly textured, and complex fantasy. (map) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An insecure young girl's quest for her missing mother leads her to Dreamlands, a parallel world of incredible dreams, dark nightmares, and dangerous deceptions. Read full book review >
SUPERMAN SCIENCE by Agnieszka Bishup
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A serviceable science text for curious and nerdy readers. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The Man of Steel helps kids learn about science. 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 >