GOODWIN THE GOAT by Don Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Definitely a work in progress—particularly next to the painterly chaos in David Wiesner's Art & Max (2010) and Karen Beaumont and David Catrow's I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (2005). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A never-before-published tidbit from the archives of Corduroy's creator, featuring a goat that gets into an artist's paint box. Read full book review >
A TRIO OF TOLERABLE TALES by Margaret Atwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Fine exercise for stretching linguistic muscles; great fun for reading aloud. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Atwood lets four letters of the alphabet assume starring roles in these three alliterative stories—R and W each in its own, with B and D sharing the limelight in another. Read full book review >

LILLY AND FIN by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An entertaining story with sly humor and an old-fashioned vibe. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Wealthy, odious collectors of marine life pursue the last creature needed to complete their collection—a "genuine rainbow-scaled, green-skinned, fluorescent mermaid." Read full book review >
A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An original and thought-provoking exploration of the rhythms of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is common to associate cages with imprisonment, but what of the cage's point of view? Read full book review >
GREETINGS, LEROY by Itah Sadu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A much-needed window and mirror of immigrant experience for young readers. (Picture book 4-7)"
In this loving tale of family migration and making home anew, young Roy's embrace of Bob Marley gives him comfort on his first day of school after the family moves to Canada. Read full book review >

CHESTER RACCOON AND THE ALMOST PERFECT SLEEPOVER by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Oddly incongruent to the Kissing Hand (1993) premise—fans of the original will likely be perplexed, though it does present a familiar childhood dilemma without shaming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chester Raccoon faces a new childhood anxiety in the latest addition to the Kissing Hand series. Read full book review >
BULLDOZER HELPS OUT by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sure hit at storytime, bedtime, or any cozy reading time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little bulldozer makes a big difference in this story with an unexpected twist at the end. Read full book review >
MARGARET AND THE MOON by Dean Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A superb introduction to the life of one girl whose dreams were out-of-this-world. (author's note, bibliography, additional reading) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Margaret Hamilton was a curious girl who grew up to be a pioneer in software programming Read full book review >
GRACE HOPPER by Laurie Wallmark
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Amazing Grace indeed. (timeline, bibliography, list of honors) (Picture book/ biography. 7-12)"
Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer programming whose accomplishments have had lasting influence. Read full book review >
CHARLIE'S BOAT by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A pleasant tale with realistic and lovable characters successfully delivers subtle lessons couched in warmth and playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everyone needs a little help from their friends. Read full book review >
MY LITTLE HALF-MOON by Douglas Todd Jennerich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"For caregivers of kids with brief, harmless fixations the story will ring true—but for little readers, some real nighttime moon spotting may be even better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child's fascination (and frustration) with a seemingly lonely, incomplete half-moon leads to a lunar surprise and friendship. Read full book review >
BLUE SKY, YELLOW KITE by Janet A.  Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Conscience wins out, in the end, as does the willingness to forgive that waging peace requires. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A neighbor's soaring, swooping fish kite touches off a sharp conflict between desire and conscience in a young girl. 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 >