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 >
HOLD YOUR TEMPER, TIGER! by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"This might be more of a lesson to adults to examine word choices than a tool for children about anger management. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book paints Tiger's temper literally, as a frowning little red ball of flame. Read full book review >

FISH GIRL by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A thought-provoking work that is not to be missed. (Graphic fantasy. 10-16)"
Napoli and Wiesner transport readers under the sea, introducing them to a modern-day heroine who longs to be part of their world. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >