Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry, by Joseph T. Thomas, Jr. The publisher says, "Canonical issues are central to Poetry's Playground," but I'm on the lookout for the book because Thomas aruges that "that children’s poetry is an oft-neglected but crucial part of the American poetic tradition." Great cover!
Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes. Despite Publishers Weekly's snarky review (see the Powell's link), I really want to read this collection of essays, which comes out in March. Thanks to the commenter who mentioned it.
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, by Anne Lamott. April is the official pub date, but Lamott will read at NYC's Union Square Barnes & Noble on March 20th, so no doubt the book will be in stores by then. I'm a big Lamott fan, especially of her writing guide, Bird by Bird.