MUSIC TIME by Gwendolyn Hooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An earnest and conscientious effort to add diversity to new readers' choices. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Set in the diverse urban neighborhood introduced by Paula Yoo and Ng-Benitez in Lily's New Home and Want to Play (both 2016), this newest entry focuses on Henry, a would-be rock-star drummer. Read full book review >
PAIRS! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A book disguised as a game—or perhaps a game disguised as a book—that will keep older toddlers and younger preschoolers thoroughly engaged. (Board book. 2-4)"
In rhyming verse and colorful spreads, preschoolers are invited to find all sorts of creatures that live in the sea. Read full book review >

ONE HAPPY TIGER by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engrossing, luscious board book that's sure to become a staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
A tiger makes some friends. Read full book review >
BEAR HUGS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Still, adults looking for a read-aloud snuggle could do worse than this softly worded examination of love and the words we use to express it. (Board book. 1-2)"
Adult animals shower love on their little ones. Read full book review >
BAKING WITH DAD by Aurora Cacciapuoti
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Bake next week? Maybe next week's lesson should include cleaning up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl spends time making a mess—er, baking, with her dad. Read full book review >

NOISY NOISY DIGGER by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Clean design and invitations to action will help young builders become readers—expect to find this book in the sand box or on the road rug. (Board book. 1-3)"
This busy board book introduces five colors, five construction vehicles, and five physical movements. Read full book review >
HAZY BLOOM AND THE TOMORROW POWER by Jennifer Hamburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Likely to engage the primary school set with its madcap humor and unpredictable heroine. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When a little girl living in Denver has visions about the future, she discovers her new power has big pluses and minuses in this first of a projected series. Read full book review >
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS POSSUM by Maria D. Laso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Laso's posthumously published first novel goes down smooth as sweet tea. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The passage of time, a contest, and good friends help a grieving 11-year-old move on from the death of her mother and baby brother. Read full book review >
LIFE ON MARS by Jon Agee
Kirkus Star
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there life on Mars? Read full book review >
MUTANT RAT ATTACK! by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A gassed-up, gaseous spy story without much spying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Until recently, Dexter Drabner only dreamed of being a world-famous secret spy. Read full book review >
LITTLE FOX IN THE FOREST by Stephanie Graegin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A wordless picture book that makes a great read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small child, a fox, and the deep forest: not a grim tale at all but rather a magical journey culminating in an act of mutual kindness. Read full book review >
BOY X by Dan Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Intense, captivating, and distinctive. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Ash wakes in an unfamiliar room with an IV in his arm, a head full of jumbled memories, and a host of superhuman abilities. He has no idea what he is capable of, but if he is going to save the world, he needs to evolve. 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 >