GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Jennifer Thermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"An inspiring story for readers of all ages and genders. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Thermes presents the tale of the first woman thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >
SLEEPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Caregivers faced with little ones who just won't settle down for the night may find that this title offers some pointers—and some hope. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird is anything but ready for bed in his latest adventure. Read full book review >

ALL OF US by Carin Berger
Released: May 8, 2018

"An earnest, moving expression of what the world needs now—and what children have always needed: love, sweet love. (Picture book. 2-10)"
Cut-paper collages encourage readers to remember that "love wins," even during painful, confusing times. Read full book review >
ONE OF A KIND by Chris Gorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Rock on, kids! (Picture book. 3-8) "
A picture-book celebration of individuality and community. Read full book review >
CONTRARY DOGS by élo
by élo, illustrated by élo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"With some outstanding pages and others falling short, this is a book of opposites indeed. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Stone-faced dogs drolly demonstrate opposites through ambitious paper engineering. Read full book review >

BIRDS OF A COLOR by élo
Kirkus Star
by élo, illustrated by élo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"This well-executed concept book with chic illustrations is feathery fun. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A lift-the-flap book featuring eye-catching birds with plenty of personality deftly introduces colors to young bird-watchers. Read full book review >
GEORGE PEARCE AND HIS HUGE MASSIVE EARS by Felix Massie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2018

"Nothing original here, but this is an amusing-enough way of looking at the issue of becoming your own person. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Do George's big, round ears bring in too many opinions from the people around him? Read full book review >
PLANTOPEDIA by Adrienne Barman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2018

"More science-y than scientific, this encyclopedic effort is ideal for quiet browsing and family sharing. (contents, index) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Emulating its predecessor Creaturepedia (2015) in format and whimsy, Barman's latest exerts a quirky organization upon more than 600 plants. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"This will pique readers' curiosity (and hopefully their gratitude at their privilege) but does not answer all the questions they will surely have. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
U.S. readers who jump on a bus or walk a few blocks will marvel at what kids around the world will do to get an education. Read full book review >
BOWWOW POWWOW by Brenda J. Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Simultaneously fanciful and reverent, this is a joyous look at a crucial tradition. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ojibwe protagonist Windy Girl and her new dog, Itchy Boy, enjoy many good times, but none are so good as when they go to a powwow. Read full book review >
STAR WARS BLOCK by Lucasfilm Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"The book demands familiarity with the films; the youngest Star Wars fans will find much to pore over. (Board book. 3-5)"
A compendium of people, places, and things found in the Star Wars movies. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT GIFT by Paula Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A perfect package of early-reader accessibility, culturally-conscious story, and inclusivity. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Welcome to a new-baby book for new readers. 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 >