ROAD TRIP WITH MAX AND HIS MOM by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A winsome story for readers newly transitioned to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third-grader Max, who is still adjusting to his parents' separation, is going on a road trip with his mom to a family reunion. Read full book review >
GHOST BOYS by Jewell Parker Rhodes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A timely, challenging book that's worthy of a read, further discussion, and action. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a story that explicitly recalls the murder of Tamir Rice, Jerome, a 12-year-old black boy killed by a white Chicago cop, must, along with the ghosts of Emmett Till and others, process what has happened and how. Read full book review >

THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART by Laura Geringer Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"This book is full of heartache and rare smiles, but that is because it is achingly real. (Fiction. 8-13)"
At the start of her eighth-grade year, Briana's father suddenly dies due to a rare heart problem, and now all kinds of responsibilities rest on her shoulders. Read full book review >
ROAR by Michael Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"There's not much beyond the razzle-dazzle, but it's got that in spades. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Intense hues light up a prehistoric parade. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, HARRY—GOOD NIGHT, DADDY by Katy Beebe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2018

"A good pick for reading aloud at any time of day. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A split narrative follows Harry and his daddy through their days and nights. Read full book review >

FLUFFYWUFFY by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"A cautionary tale about creating too much noise that involves the abrupt disappearance of a human being. Humorous or macabre? That is the question. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Fluffywuffy is a perfectly nice white longhaired dog with a red-and-white polka-dot hair bow. Read full book review >
PINEY THE GOAT NANNY by Leanne  Lauricella
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"The loving encounters among animals of different species (and Lauricella's real-world endeavor to help animals with special needs) are great examples to help children develop empathy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
With its retro, appealingly soft-edged digital art, this is the engaging story of how a piglet becomes the "goat nanny" of the title. Read full book review >
SEARCH AND FIND ALPHABET OF ALPHABETS by A.J. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"An extravaganza for alphabetarians. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An A to Z of themed alphabets, each teeming with disarranged items or figures to spot. Read full book review >
10 REASONS TO LOVE A BEAR by Catherine Barr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"An entry-level ecology book that succeeds in imparting child-accessible information. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Young readers meet the eight bear species. Read full book review >
WALKING IS A WAY OF KNOWING by Madhuri Ramesh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Like many oral folktales, the stories meander, but here the craft is also in perfect synchrony with its content: 'Good forest people are curious,' says Padma. 'We constantly explore.' (Folktales. 8-12)"
A lyrical, dreamy picture storybook of five interlocking outings among the Kadar adivasi (indigenous) community in the Anamalai hills in southern India. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, FOREST by Denise Brennan-Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Good for sharing one on one, this is a pleasant bedtime story for those who don't already have enough. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Another riff on Goodnight Moon, this one is set in a forest. Read full book review >
W IS FOR WELCOME by Brad Herzog
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"In today's political climate, a book on this topic can be very important, but this one misses the mark in spite of some of the interesting facts it contains. (Informational picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
A celebration of diversity in the United States in pictures, poetry, and prose. 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 >