DADDY'S GIRL by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Pair with Hammer and Nails for another look at daddy-daughter time that isn't so determinedly girly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl enjoys tea with her dad. Read full book review >
WHEN I CARRIED YOU IN MY BELLY by Thrity Umrigar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Umrigar's flights of fancy may lead parents and children to ponder their own specific traits and what might have led to them (and hopefully a discussion of nature and nurture as well). (Picture book. 3-7)"
A mother relates how her actions during pregnancy led to her growing daughter's specific traits. Read full book review >

COLOR BLOCKED by Ashley Sorenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Not a first choice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pipes get clogged and readers must help. Read full book review >
READY, SET, BUILD! by Meg Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Good, artfully delivered advice for would-be builders of any age. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A safety primer for budding construction engineers. Read full book review >
PLACES TO BE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Funny and gentle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two ungendered fox siblings—or perhaps friends—have all sorts of places to be. Read full book review >

SOMETHING'S FISHY by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An ideal lead-in to more specific guides to aquarium setup and fish care. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A first introduction to our planet's finny residents, particularly the decidedly uncommon goldfish. Read full book review >
THIRSTY, THIRSTY ELEPHANTS by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A fresh, winning blend of natural science, simple storyline, tenderness, and perseverance. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
As drought dries up the usual sources of water for elephants in Tanzania, Little Calf's grandmother relies on her memory to lead the elephants to a new source. Read full book review >
BENJAMIN IS AN UNUSUAL DUCKLING by Yann Walcker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Sincere but unconvincing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Benjamin's eccentric behavior and bark set him apart from other ducklings on the farm, though difference and diversity can be a positive asset in life. Read full book review >
LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL by Patricia Keeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An amusing if slight addition to beach reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lizzie's companion is a big, blue inflatable seal named Lou. Read full book review >
PANDORA by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A valuable ecological message, deftly delivered. Incandescent. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A gentle fox finds a friend in a desolate world. Read full book review >
CARROT AND PEA by Morag Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Wonderfully understated humor, thought-provoking illustrations, and a spot-on theme about the enriching nature of embracing differences combine to create a story that is much more than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lee, a pea, and Colin, a carrot, are improbable friends in this picture book. Read full book review >
BE QUIET! by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"From Captain Quiet's clever belt buckle ('SH') to Rupert's gaping tonsil shots, Higgins has once again drawn up a winner. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Having failed in the hospitality business due to a rude and surly bear (Hotel Bruce, 2016), mice Rupert, Nibbs, and Thistle decide to go into publishing. 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 >