DR. POTTS, MY PETS HAVE SPOTS! by Rod Hull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"'Veterinary misadventure' doesn't normally pair with 'rollicking read-aloud,' but here it does. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Mr. Betts brings all his pets to the vet for a cure for spots, it takes several attempts and choices of medicine to finally produce a satisfying result. Read full book review >
BEAR'S HOUSE OF BOOKS by Poppy Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A sweet if inessential affirmation of the pleasures of reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yet another picture-book paean to the pleasure of reading. Read full book review >

ME TOO, GRANDMA! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Hoo doesn't love a sweet story about grandmas? (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child fears the loss of his grandmother's love. Read full book review >
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR by Suzanne Chiew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"The tale is an adequate discussion starter on conservation of natural resources but not so great a story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A resourceful badger helps his friends find water in a tale of conservation and cooperation. Read full book review >
THE THREE LITTLE PUGS AND THE BIG BAD CAT by Becky Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Children who are familiar with the traditional story will find this a fresh, funny alternative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional story of "The Three Little Pigs" is recast with pug puppies instead of pigs and a malevolent, white cat in the role of the Big, Bad Wolf. Read full book review >

LET'S GO TO PLAYGROUP! by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"As an aid to teach empathy and cooperation to the under-4 set, this is an excellent addition to a parent or caregiver's bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A multiracial cast of self-directing toddlers play, problem-solve, share snacks, and yes, cry over spilt milk without any apparent adult intervention or assistance. Read full book review >
WE ARE FAMILY by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Aimed at young readers at a stage when they are intensely curious about other people (and highly receptive to positive messages about diversity), this British import is ideal for sparking natural conversations about differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Unconditional love is the common denominator linking the several families whose lives are explored in this picture book. Read full book review >
ANIMAL JOURNEYS by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An appealing invitation to elementary-age readers to marvel at animals who share their world. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
A pint-sized compendium of facts about remarkable animal travels. Read full book review >
THAT'S NOT HOW YOU DO IT! by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Sweet but not cloying, purposive but not pedantic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A confident cat knows the right way to do everything. But is there a right way? Read full book review >
TIGER TIGER by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a worthy addition to the multigenerational-companionship shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A sleepy, jaded old tiger is left in charge of a feisty, curious cub, who leads him a merry dance through the jungle. Read full book review >
A DOG STEALS HOME by Kathleen Schrenk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A base hit. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Zach is a typically self-absorbed 12-year-old who sees the world only as it relates to him. Read full book review >
I'M BIG NOW! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A warm if at times stilted celebration of all things big girl. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text and exuberant art follow a little girl in an interracial family getting used to her status as big 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 >