SHARKS by Joe Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Informative, exciting, and, unlike sharks, just a bit disappointing. (foreword, partial glossary) (Graphic nonfiction. 8-12)"
Glimpses of historic and contemporary sharks help to stem the tide of misinformation. Read full book review >
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS GUIDE TO GENEALOGY by T.J. Resler
Released: April 17, 2018

"A thorough and comprehensive treatment of the subject. (glossary, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This guide to the various components of researching family history provides helpful hints for young genealogists. Read full book review >

THE FISH AND THE CAT by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"An unhurried pace and graphically arresting scenes build suspense and wonderment in equal measure, providing space for reflection and tantalizing questions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless chase: in this 92-page visual narrative, a somewhat bemused cat pursues a domestic fish. Read full book review >
MAGNOLIA’S MAGNIFICENT MAP by Lauren Bradshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Budding explorers may find inspiration for their own gatherings and maps. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The six members of the Walnut Animal Society are gathering for their monthly Society Soirée, but will Magnolia the Bunny be finished with her presentation in time? Read full book review >
MOON by Alison Oliver
by Alison Oliver, illustrated by Alison Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Convincingly and sweetly told, Moon's story is a striking authorial debut from illustrator Oliver. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An overscheduled kid gets a taste of the wild life of wolves and brings some of it back home. Read full book review >

RIGHT NOW by Jessica Olien
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Far too allusive for its concrete-thinking audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children enact a litany of positive exhortations. Read full book review >
SOMEONE FARTED by Bruce Eric Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"For slightly sophisticated connoisseurs of the crass. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Can one stinky toot land the whole Krupke family in the clink? Read full book review >
THISBY THESTOOP AND THE BLACK MOUNTAIN by Zac Gorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Another saying goes, 'Artists have to know the rules before they can break them.' This author knows the rules of fantasy really well, and if the pacing sometimes defies convention, he makes up for it with spectacular monsters. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The saying goes, "Write what you know." Gorman seems to know a whole lot about monsters. Read full book review >
WEDGIE & GIZMO VS. THE TOOF by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A silly and fast-paced adventure that's sure to appeal to pet lovers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Wedgie, a slow-witted, exuberantly enthusiastic dog, and Gizmo, a conniving, Evil Genius guinea pig, share their newly blended household with Jasmine and Jackson, and their stepsib, Elliot. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >