TREE SONG by Tiffany Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A quiet book for the preschool nature shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhyming text follows the life cycle of one acorn, from tiny sprout to crashing, fecund ancient oak. Read full book review >
HOW BIG IS AN ELEPHANT? by Rossana Bossù
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A brief but engaging introduction to size ratios for young learners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Translated from Italian, this simple text with delicate, painted animal illustrations places a math concept into context. Read full book review >

BEWARE THE MONSTER by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"This funny and energetic story is a worthy addition to the pantheon of meta monster books, offering its own unique fillips of delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A hairy, horned turquoise-and-ocher monster's insatiable appetite drives the action in this metafictive picture book that combines humor, fear, and a touch of gross-out humor. Read full book review >
DETECTIVE NOSEGOODE AND THE KIDNAPPERS by Marian Orlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Like Detective Nosegoode, this outdated chapter book for transitioning readers deserves to retire. (Mystery. 6-8)"
A retired detective and his talking dog sniff out clues and save the day in this English translation of a Polish story, one of a series, first published in 2013. Read full book review >
PETER & ERNESTO by Graham Annable
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A solid pick for readers who have graduated from Elephant and Piggie, Frog and Toad, and Narwhal and Jelly. (Graphic fantasy. 6-9)"
Two sloth friends explore the world beyond their tree in this sweet graphic novel. Read full book review >

WHOSE BABY BUTT? by Stan Tekiela
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"With the possible exception of the opossum's unlovely behind, more likely to elicit responses of 'Cute!' than 'Gross!' (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
A wildlife photographer follows up Whose Butt? (2012) with a fresh portfolio of posteriors. Read full book review >
MIGHTY MISSION MACHINES by Dave Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Too broad to be more than a quick skim, but apt fodder for eager young prospective space travelers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A basic look at rockets and the types of payloads they carry as they explore space and our solar system. Read full book review >
CHARLIE AND FROG by Karen Kane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An enjoyable read that artfully mixes adventure, heart, and cultural competence. (Mystery. 7-12)"
A hearing boy and his deaf friend use ASL, gondolas, and the Dewey decimal system to solve a mystery in Kane's debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
HOW RAVEN GOT HIS CROOKED NOSE by Barbara J. Atwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Both entertaining and instructive, a refreshing breath of air from the far north. (further reading) (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A young Alaskan Dena'ina granddaughter rushes so much that her grandmother tells her about Chulyen, the raven. Read full book review >
CAMP PANDA by Catherine Thimmesh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A timely, uplifting story. (photos, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Deforestation, poaching, pollution, human overpopulation, and climate change have severely damaged the habitats and population of giant pandas in their native China, but government-supported conservation efforts are helping bring back a species that is considered a national treasure. Read full book review >
ALBERT'S TREE by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"There are lots of children's books about cute bears who talk like people, but few are as cleverly put together and as witty as Albert's little adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wailing, sad tree poses a problem for a loving bear just waking from hibernation. Read full book review >
HAZEL AND TWIG by Brenna Burns Yu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"With very few picture books covering this beloved tradition, this book fills a need—and it will have readers of many cultures craving their own doljabi ceremonies. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The delightful Korean tradition of doljabi, which tells the fortune of a child on their first birthday, is brought to life by two delicate woodland creatures. 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 >