NOW THAT I'M HERE by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"An exuberant celebration of family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mixed-race child reflects on how much better Mom's and Dad's lives are "now that I'm here." Read full book review >
MISUNDERSTOOD SHARK by Ame Dyckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Fun and playful…or so Shark would have us believe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A maligned shark steals the show to explain just how wrong his fellow fish are about him in Dyckman and Magoon's debut collaboration. Read full book review >

THE CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE by Mairghread Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A worthwhile peek into the world of fairies, with poignant hints of fancy. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
An affluent, sheltered girl embarks on an adventure to bring peace to a realm of fairies besieged by war. Read full book review >
CRAFTY CAT AND THE GREAT BUTTERFLY BATTLE by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Perhaps best for young crafting enthusiasts searching for a quiet, gentle read—but even they may be underwhelmed. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
The third in the Crafty Cat series finds elementary schooler Birdie competing for a choice role in the class play. Read full book review >
FISH ARE NOT AFRAID OF DOCTORS by J.E. Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Useful in physicians' offices and early-childhood classrooms and for children whose nerves might be a bit jangly. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Checkups can make anyone anxious; Maud the koala models how to use visualization to alleviate normal fears at the doctor's office. Read full book review >

THE WAR BELOW by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A page-turning window into a complex piece of World War II history. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After escaping from a Nazi slave labor camp, all 13-year-old Luka Barukovich wants to do is to get back to his home in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this sequel to Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler (2017). Read full book review >
CODE WORD COURAGE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A fragmented story that would have served better had it focused on Billie. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The fourth in Larson's series about the Dogs of World War II shifts between a girl on the homefront and a Navajo Code Talker. Read full book review >
IF YOU HAD A JETPACK by Lisl H. Detlefsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A whimsical story that challenges readers to dream, create, and share their fun with everyone. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Blast off! Fun has no limits when you have a jetpack. There's turbo tag at recess, flying to Nana's, and even exploring the galaxy. Read full book review >
BITTY BOT'S BIG BEACH GETAWAY by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A delightful sea-quel. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bitty Bot is back in this beachside companion to his previous, eponymous interstellar adventure (2016). Read full book review >
THE RECKLESS RESCUE by Adrienne Kress
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Delightfully silly, but the pig in the teeny hat needs a bigger part next time. (Adventure. 8-13)"
Evie, Sebastian, the Explorers Society, and the pig in the teeny hat are back in this sequel to The Door in the Alley (2017). Read full book review >
FAIRY SPELL by Marc Tyler Nobleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A fascinating introduction to one of the greatest hoaxes of all time, deftly pitched to elementary-age children. (author's note, not seen) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Long before there was Photoshop, in the days when photography was an infant technology, a teenager produced photographs that convinced the world fairies are real. Read full book review >
I WALK WITH VANESSA by Kerascoët
Released: April 24, 2018

"A wonderfully illustrated, hopeful book that can help caregivers tackle an emotionally fraught subject with even very young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this wordless book, new girl Vanessa, shy and withdrawn, becomes a bully's target after school and finally runs home in tears. 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 >