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 >
TODAY I FEEL... by Madalena Moniz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Kids are not likely to get the relationships between feelings and representations on their own, but adults may find ways to use the book to draw out their emotions. (Alphabet book. 5-8)"
An alphabet book about feelings. Read full book review >
THE WIDTH OF THE WORLD by David Baldacci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A quest fantasy that moves further into mediocrity despite plenty of borrowed notions and tropes. (glossary) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Vega Jane and her cohorts at last find the home base of the evil wizards who have conquered the world—and discover that rebellion carries a high price. Read full book review >
The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island by Elizabeth Lorayne
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An eye-pleasing picture book that offers a winning mix of adventure, science, and poetry, with a strong heroine who invites readers to view the world as a place of natural wonder."
In this second installment of an ecologically based adventure series for children, a young naturalist and ship's captain sails to a remote island and discovers a threat to the local wildlife. Read full book review >
PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >
OFF THE ICE by Julie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An engaging and spicy romance that targets sports fans but with a well-developed arc suitable for aficionados of YA love stories."
In a small Minnesota town where life centers on hockey, a past trauma binds two childhood friends together, eventually leading to a close relationship in this YA novel. 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 >