THE FROG BOOK by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Another appealing title in a long series of demonstrations of nature's wonders. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A prolific author/illustrator couple explores the world of frogs. Read full book review >
OUTWALKERS by Fiona Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A dystopic near future that never manages to come to life. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
In a near future, England has closed its borders, microchipped its citizens, and forced children without two parents into orphanages that are an awful lot like prisons. Read full book review >

THE ICE GARDEN by Guy Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Disability as vehicle, with bonus self-deprivation. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl whose skin can't tolerate sunlight finds a magical ice world. Read full book review >
BONE HOLLOW by Kim Ventrella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A heck of a good read about the bright side of some durn bad luck. (Paranormal adventure. 10-12)"
An orphaned kid with a biography of misfortune must die to see that home and happiness live in the strangest places. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT JAR by Lisa Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"The sentence-level writing is good, but the plot doesn't hold. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A nearly-12-year-old British boy waits for the return of his missing mother. Read full book review >

MONKEY TIME by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Both simple and complex and always with humor: a worthy addition to the telling-time shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Round and round his clocklike tree, Monkey chases minutes in this tale about telling time. Read full book review >
STOLEN GIRL by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A gripping exploration of war-induced trauma, identity, and transformation. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old Ukrainian girl arrives in Canada after World War II and struggles to make sense of her jumbled memories of battle-scarred Germany. Read full book review >
LETY OUT LOUD by Angela Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A touching story about the power of language, pets, and friendship. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A bilingual girl named Lety volunteers at an animal shelter where she gets drawn into a competition with a boy she finds unkind. Read full book review >
THE GAME OF STARS by Sayantani DasGupta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"DasGupta once again wittily meshes Bengali folktales, intergalactic science, and a spectacular world of her own creation in a yarn that is part hero's quest, part immigrant coming-of-age tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to DasGupta's middle-grade debut, The Serpent's Secret (2018), readers learn that Parsippany, New Jersey, middle schooler Kiranmala has not returned to the Kingdom Beyond Seven Oceans and Thirteen Rivers for months. Read full book review >
RISE OF THE DRAGONS by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A pre-fab grab at pre-Pern preteens. (game rules, URL, and detachable trading cards not seen) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The unsuspecting world is threatened by deadly dragons and dragon riders from a parallel world in this series opener. Read full book review >
THE POTTER'S BOY by Tony Mitton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Instructional in meditative practices; unmindful of its cultural context. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Ryo, a young adolescent in a bygone Japan, embarks on a mindful journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >
A DROP OF HOPE by Keith Calabrese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"This is the sort of book that adults like for children far more than children like for children. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A magic well provides hope to people living in a depressed Midwestern town in this debut. 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 >