PUPPY TALK by J.C. Coates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Silly and instructive; an animal lover's delight. (Board book. 1-4)"
Playful puppies with big personalities illustrate pairs of opposites. Read full book review >
THE BIRDMAN by Troon Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"While this picture book is far from perfect, Ross was a multitalented helper whose story is well worth knowing. (historical note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Canadian ornithologist Alexander Milton Ross, a white man, dedicated years of his life to helping enslaved people escape from the American South. Read full book review >

DIGGING UP DANGER by Jacqueline West
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"West's tale, decorated with Aly's eerie, cartoon art, is well worth reading on its own—the writing manual takes it to a whole other level. (Paranormal mystery/nonfiction hybrid. 8-14)"
Arrr you ready to read (and possibly write) a spooky mystery? Read full book review >
GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN by Alicia D. Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"It's a story that may be all too familiar for too many and one that needed telling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Genesis Anderson is a black girl who has been dealt a heavy hand in life. Read full book review >
JACK MONTGOMERY by Michael P. Spradlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"A necessary story about a Native American Medal of Honor recipient that feels like a middle-grade social-studies report. (Biography. 8-12) "
Cherokee citizen Jack Montgomery fights in battle at Anzio, Italy, during World War II. Read full book review >

NOTHING IS SCARY WITH HARRY by Katie  McElligott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Parents who encourage children to leave their treasures at home may find the heroine unhelpful, but for kids and adults who embrace these objects as coping mechanisms, this sweet tale should ring true."
A little girl convinces her parents of the importance of her blanket in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
MIGHTY MEG AND THE MAGICAL RING by Sammy Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"This book is a hard pass. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A new superhero series for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >
WHO HAS WIGGLE-WAGGLE TOES? by Vicky Shiefman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Fun and high-spirited—pure joy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This interactive, energetic lyric will easily prompt preschoolers to get up and celebrate their bodies. Read full book review >
I LIKE MY BIKE by A.G. Ferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Concise, pedal-powered prose for the earliest of independent readers. (Picture book/early reader. 2-5)"
Slow and steady wins the traffic jam—especially when riding in the bike lane. Read full book review >
PLANTING STORIES by Anika Aldamuy Denise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"In Belpré, children will find an affirmation of the importance of seeing their own culture in books. (bibliography, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 4-9)"
A warm introduction to Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian in the New York Public Library. Read full book review >
MISS MINK by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Pretty and positive (and posh). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Mink, human "cat countess," relates 20 lessons she has gleaned from her 67 cats. Read full book review >
THE BELL RANG by James E. Ransome
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"With spare text and gorgeous illustrations, this work represents a unique and engaging perspective on enslaved families. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl's family life and plantation routines are interrupted when three enslaved boys run away. 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 >