THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A strong, unusual addition to the biography shelf. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Cyprien-Noé Cyr was born to a poor farming family in a small Quebec village that had no idea one of their own would one day attain worldwide fame. Read full book review >
A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An original and thought-provoking exploration of the rhythms of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is common to associate cages with imprisonment, but what of the cage's point of view? Read full book review >

GREETINGS, LEROY by Itah Sadu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A much-needed window and mirror of immigrant experience for young readers. (Picture book 4-7)"
In this loving tale of family migration and making home anew, young Roy's embrace of Bob Marley gives him comfort on his first day of school after the family moves to Canada. Read full book review >
CHESTER RACCOON AND THE ALMOST PERFECT SLEEPOVER by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Oddly incongruent to the Kissing Hand (1993) premise—fans of the original will likely be perplexed, though it does present a familiar childhood dilemma without shaming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chester Raccoon faces a new childhood anxiety in the latest addition to the Kissing Hand series. Read full book review >
BULLDOZER HELPS OUT by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sure hit at storytime, bedtime, or any cozy reading time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little bulldozer makes a big difference in this story with an unexpected twist at the end. Read full book review >

MARGARET AND THE MOON by Dean Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A superb introduction to the life of one girl whose dreams were out-of-this-world. (author's note, bibliography, additional reading) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Margaret Hamilton was a curious girl who grew up to be a pioneer in software programming Read full book review >
CHARLIE'S BOAT by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A pleasant tale with realistic and lovable characters successfully delivers subtle lessons couched in warmth and playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everyone needs a little help from their friends. Read full book review >
MY LITTLE HALF-MOON by Douglas Todd Jennerich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"For caregivers of kids with brief, harmless fixations the story will ring true—but for little readers, some real nighttime moon spotting may be even better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child's fascination (and frustration) with a seemingly lonely, incomplete half-moon leads to a lunar surprise and friendship. Read full book review >
BUBBLE BLAST by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Time for a scrub? It's all in the marketing. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Two reluctant ducklings follow the lead of their humongous green sib to discover that bathtime is fun. Read full book review >
LITTLE SISTER RABBIT GETS LOST by Ulf Nilsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Whether read during the day or at bedtime, this consoling story of adventure, getting lost, and sibling rescue will create good feelings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Sister Rabbit has some freedom, but she's not ready for total independence. Read full book review >
WILLOW AND THE WEDDING by Denise Brennan-Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"A well-meaning but anodyne picture book for the post-gay-marriage era that doesn't imagine what could come next. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Following her eponymous debut (2008), Willow's second adventure is gay—as in happy and as in, well, gay. Read full book review >
AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW by Gina Cascone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Straightforward—with a little bit of fun. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Time zones are not always easy to understand. 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 >