MAGGIE AND THE FLYING HORSE by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A strong series opener for sensitive readers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A lonely, misunderstood girl who pays enough attention to notice magical creatures must help a tiny, winged horse. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF THE GARDEN by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A gentle, feel-good story about the transforming power of friendship and gardening. (Chinese pronunciation guide) (Fiction. 6-9)"
In this prequel to The Year of the Book (2012), Chinese-American Anna Wang explains how she met her friend Laura. Read full book review >

THE FEARSOME FIREBIRD by Lauren Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Continued reliance on formula makes this third outing too much like the first two. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Set in the 1930s, this third book of the Curiosity House series continues to follow four orphans who are performers and residents of Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Read full book review >
POOR LOUIE by Tony Fucile
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Droll humor, an unusual design, and an appealing main character add up to a funny addition to the canon of canines adjusting to new babies. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pampered Chihuahua gradually realizes its owners are preparing for an impending arrival in the family. Read full book review >
TAKE YOUR TIME by Eva Furrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A journey of self-discovery in a unique environment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Galápagos tortoise learns that everyone has his or her own appropriate rhythm. Read full book review >

UNCLE HOLLAND by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Austere and quirky, with lots of room for conversations. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A serial thief faces his choice of consequence. Read full book review >
TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With its strong message about sexual assault, this is a necessary addition to sex-education collections. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small child asks Grandma what sex is and gets a wise response. Read full book review >
POPPY LOUISE IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Budding daredevils just may learn Poppy's lesson right alongside her. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fearless young girl thinks she can conquer anything, until one moment leaves her quaking. Read full book review >
FRUITS IN SUITS by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"These fruits do not make a large enough splash in the pool; for the best fruit in the basket, check out the old favorite, Sexton Freymann and Joost Elffers' How Are You Peeling? (2004). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Chapman (Vegetables in Underwear, 2015) is back with digital illustrations featuring anthropomorphic fruits. Read full book review >
BOYS DANCING by George Ancona
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"This is an enjoyable introduction to the world of dance that portrays dance as a diverse art form and capable means of expression for all children. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Photo essayist Ancona introduces readers to the joys of dance through the eyes of four grade schoolers: Raptor, Ely, Logan, and Ryan. Read full book review >
LITTLE WOLF'S FIRST HOWLING by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Visually lovely and sure to be a read-aloud hit; put on some Ella Fitzgerald, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wolf pup tries out his howling technique in this picture book. Read full book review >
ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. 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 >