CHILDREN OF THE PAST by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Though limited in its Western-world perspective, this is an engaging, possibly revelatory look at childhoods of the past and the work of archaeologists. (photos, glossary, bibliography, further information) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children of the present have more in common than they may think with those who lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Read full book review >
SNOWFLAKE IN MY POCKET by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A nicely paced, visually fresh read-aloud treat celebrating friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A snowy day transforms the world for a young squirrel longing to share the experience with his best friend. Read full book review >

TRUDY'S BIG SWIM by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A valuable addition to picture-book biographies of women who made waves in history. (afterword) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This picture-book biography of the first woman to swim the English Channel makes a big splash. Read full book review >
CREEKFINDING by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A heartening story of environmental restoration. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Bulldozed years earlier and filled to make a cornfield, a lost creek is found and restored on an Iowa farm. Read full book review >
HOME AND DRY by Sarah L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An offbeat entertainment worthy of return visits. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A mildly eccentric story about what happens when the rain stops. Read full book review >

GUS'S GARAGE by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Supersaturated hues and maximum automotive whimsy make this one to pore over. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animal drivers in wacky vehicles visit the titular garage for special repairs. Read full book review >
OSSIRI AND THE BALA MENGRO by Richard O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A familiar theme told from a distinct cultural and oral tradition by a Romani storyteller from England. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eager to play like other Traveler musicians, a Romani girl constructs her own musical instrument from a willow branch and recycled objects and is surprised by the results. Read full book review >
BECAUSE I HAD A TEACHER by Kobi Yamada
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A sweet, soft conversation starter and a charming gift. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A paean to teachers and their surrogates everywhere. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"It's hard to know how much Rachel's story will interest young readers, who aren't old enough to remember her racing career, but it's a decent effort and an overall worthwhile book. (glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A straightforward biography of one of thoroughbred racing's greatest mares. Read full book review >
A PERFECT VIEW by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A misstep in the series but not so egregious as to completely alienate fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
On a camping trip, Cici finds her stubbornness and magic at odds in this third series outing. Read full book review >
HERE YOU ARE, BABY by Miriam Hathaway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gentle, hopeful collection of aspirations for a new life.(Picture book. 1-4)"
An adult bunny lovingly contemplates what life will be for a newly arrived baby. Read full book review >
LIBRARIAN by Lucy M.  George
by Lucy M. George, illustrated by AndoTwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Well-intended but poorly executed, this book may fill a gap on a community-helpers shelf but it's not likely to foster a love of reading or libraries on its own. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A librarian takes a boy named Evan on a tour of a library. 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 >