FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES by Mary E. Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Although broken parents are common fodder these days, this debut story is a standout. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"It's like trying to save the Titanic by bailing water with a teaspoon." That's how Annabelle regards her life ever since her mother's hoarding took over the house and her father left. Read full book review >
HATS OFF TO YOU! by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Beaumont and Pham have proven once again that childhood fun romps across all societal biases with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The shoe-obsessed foursome of Shoe-la-la! (2011) is back, but this time millinery extravagance is the rage. Read full book review >

WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD by Rachel Vail
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Hilarious and heartfelt. (Fiction. 12-15)"
What if Cyrano were an eighth-grade girl in the 21st century? Read full book review >
A RAMBLER STEALS HOME by Carter Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Fans of quiet, nostalgic stories about team spirit should enjoy this debut effort. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A rambling girl learns the meaning of home. Read full book review >
ARE WE STILL FRIENDS? by Ruth Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A sweetly humorous story for the friendship shelf. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beekeeper Beatrice, a bear, and apple-grower Abel, a mouse, are best friends and neighbors. Read full book review >

SLAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Disposable paperback chills from Jovial Bob Stine. (Humorous horror. 6-10)"
Stine's Slappy returns to sneer and scare. Read full book review >
GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE by David Walliams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This Dahl-esque tale may not be quite scrumdiddlyumptious, but it's a mostly entertaining one. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Jack and his grandfather, a former RAF pilot, are inseparable, even though Grandpa's grasp on reality is slipping. Read full book review >
THE DOLL'S EYE by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An ever present and always-growing sense of dread accompanied by an atmosphere of chills and mystery make this perfect for reading in the closet under the cover of night. (Horror. 8-12)"
You know what they say: be careful what you wish for…. Read full book review >
BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >
MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A well-told story of persistence, lost innocence, survival, and hope. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
"You can make beauty anywhere," Lida's mother always used to say, but can Lida retain her humanity as a young Ukrainian child in a Nazi slave labor camp during World War II? Read full book review >
A CAT NAMED SWAN by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A luminous, heartwarming story of one kitten's transformative journey. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Barely surviving in the city, an abandoned kitten finds the perfect home. Read full book review >
FROGKISSER! by Garth Nix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Great fun with heart. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Princess Anya goes questing to fulfill a promise to her sister. 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 >