ELLIE IN CONCERT by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will find a simple plot and compassionate characters balanced with glowing pictures for a satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First met in Ellie (2015), the eponymous, doe-eyed elephant becomes a champion of the arts as she adds music to her painting skills. Read full book review >
OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

NIGHT NIGHT, GROOT by Brendan Deneen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A title comics aficionados will snap up in order to groom the next generation of fandom—even if they don't have a next generation yet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's time for bed, Baby Groot—but Rocket Raccoon thinks otherwise! Read full book review >
BIG LITTLE HIPPO by Valeri Gorbachev
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Sure to be a big hit at storytime for little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little hippo makes a big difference. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Drew Daywalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A closer-to-perfect pairing couldn't be imagined. Everyone wins! (Picture book. 4-10)"
Peer through the mists and learn the origin of the game that has resolved playground disputes beyond number. Read full book review >

ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A playful, punchy paean to the pervasive poot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's that smell? Oh how rude! But everybody does it. Read full book review >
DANCE IS FOR EVERYONE by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Zuill ably proves that anyone can be a dancer, even if she is big, toothy, tailed, and green. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ballet classes and recitals are not just for children and swans. Read full book review >
CHARLIE RIDES by Bob Bianchini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Families with similar loving, supportive relationships as well as those who are striving for this happy, evidently carefree reality will want to ride along. (Board book. 2-4)"
It's a happy day with Dad! Read full book review >
THE DRAGON HUNTERS by James Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A too-familiar offering that relies too heavily upon vestigial technology and not enough upon its own internal workings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two brothers must save their beloved dog from a fierce dragon. Read full book review >
MUD BOOK by John Cage
Kirkus Star
by John Cage, illustrated by Lois Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Multigenerational mess makers will delight in this little book and the messes it encourages. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This petite publication takes mud pies seriously. Read full book review >
A WALK IN THE FOREST by Maria Dek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A startling, successful evocation of the natural world and an urgent entreaty for young people to immerse themselves in the outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pale-skinned child crosses a blank, white page into a screen of trees, where "wonders await." Read full book review >
WHERE WILL I LIVE? by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Peering into a fractured mirror reflects some hope back. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A glimpse into the lives of child refugees as well as the resilience and endurance they exhibit in many forms. 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 >