WE LOVE YOU, ROSIE! by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A cozy, Rosie read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two black children, who could be seen as fraternal twins, lavish love on their dachshund, Rosie. Read full book review >
THIS HOUSE, ONCE by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Tender, comforting, and complex. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Softly, poetically, an unseen narrator explores a house and what it is made of. Read full book review >

BOB AND JOSS GET LOST! by Peter McCleery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This clever home-away-home arc with a 'go with the flow' twist has the added bonus of motivating readers' engagement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two friends rent a sailboat, get lost, become shipwrecked, and end up on a (seemingly) deserted beach. Read full book review >
WITCH SWITCH by Sibéal Pounder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Plenty of zany fun in the land of the little witches. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Another wild romp in Sinkville follows Witch Wars (2016) as Tiga and her friends try to solve the mystery of disappearing witches. Read full book review >
BATS by Falynn Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Lots of science and a little story—but it's an uneasy mix. (Graphic informational fiction. 8-10)"
Along with an injured little brown bat, readers meet over a dozen other bat species and learn all about bat behavior. Read full book review >

THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING by J. Anderson Coats
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Ignore the lackluster title and cover. This one's a keeper. (Historical fiction. 8-14) "
A hardscrabble frontier girl finds happiness in hard work and compromise. Read full book review >
DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >
MY WORLD by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"What a wonderful world of words and pictures. (Picture book. 6 mos.-4)"
A visual and verbal feast of a picture book. Read full book review >
MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD by P.J. Hoover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A decent sophomore dig that won't require heavy excavation. (glossary, notes) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Combatting the god of chaos as he siphons every last drop of light from the sun is a prime excuse for skipping science camp. Read full book review >
THE BAD GUYS IN MISSION UNPLUCKABLE by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Another uproarious romp that explores what it is to be good as well as do good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The foursome of reformed villains returns with a new mission and new team member in a continued effort to repair their reputations in Blabey's (The Bad Guys, 2017) rollicking sequel. Read full book review >
YOU CAN READ by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"As a representative of the 'reading is awesome' genre, this offers a fairly witty alternative to the often drearily earnest run of the mill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book's title and cover, on which two kids tote heaps of books, will have librarians, teachers, and book mavens immediately reaching for it. Read full book review >
PIP BARTLETT'S GUIDE TO UNICORN TRAINING by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A resolutely but not obnoxiously feel-good episode with well-merited just deserts all round. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Pip, who can talk to magical animals, runs into both a major challenge and a mystery at the Triple Trident show. 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 >