KING & KAYLA AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING DOG TREATS by Dori Hillestad Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"The author of The Buddy Files whips up a light mystery fare for the younger set. (Early reader. 6-8)"
In a brand-new series a girl and a dog are detectives, finding mysteries in everyday events. Read full book review >
FANTASTIC FLOWERS by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a book to closely pore over—perhaps before a trip to the park or a botanical garden for real-life practice. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The unique shapes and patterns of 17 exotic and common flowers are exhibited in this optically striking display that points to the plants' visual similarities to other objects, animals, or people. Read full book review >

ON MY BIKE by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a book that young children will easily remember and recite after a reading or two. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A skunk upsets a fall bicycle ride through the country. Read full book review >
A PHARAOH'S GUIDE by Catherine Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Entertainingly grandiose but too superficial to reign over more fact-based surveys. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Pharaoh explains why it's good to be top banana. Read full book review >
ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA by Ruth Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A touching if incomplete fictional glimpse at one immigrant girl's experience. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Congolese immigrant Anaïs adjusts to her new home in Maine over the course of one school year. Read full book review >

GLITTER by Stella J. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"For little artists eager to spread some cheer with their glitter pens—on paper, of course. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gloria, a little rhino, loves to spread "glittery happiness" in all her ventures. Read full book review >
THE INJURED FOX KIT by Tina Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An agreeable outing for animal-loving chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A child whose parents own and run an adoption center for unwanted animals has a hard time letting go. Read full book review >
THE RESCUED PUPPY by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Thoroughly bloodless. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A pair of twins has a scary adventure with their new puppy. Read full book review >
YOSSI AND THE MONKEYS by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An entertaining holiday tale of a man and his monkey. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A circus monkey helps a family celebrate a Jewish holiday. Read full book review >
SEEKING REFUGE by Irene N. Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A book that invites close reading, this will spark interest in the plight of all refugees. (glossary) (Graphic historical fiction. 10-16)"
An 11-year-old Jewish girl travels alone from Berlin to Great Britain in the Kindertransport of 1938. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >