WAY PAST BEDTIME by Tara Lazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Forget staying up to wait for Santa Claus. After reading this, kids will clamor to investigate someone a little closer to home. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's not all DJ dance parties and hot-fudge fountains when parents stay up late…or is it? Read full book review >
SEA MONKEY & BOB by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A barrel of giggles, exaltation of friendship, and slight science to boot. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sea Monkey (a dapper, bow-tied brine shrimp) and Bob (a green-speckled puffer fish) both face a worrisome underwater plight—density. Read full book review >

MOO MOO IN A TUTU by Tim Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Neither too-too funny nor too-too original. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a cow jeté and plié? Read full book review >
TEDDY THE DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers may find themselves scratching their heads. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Teddy the dog decides to compete in a dog show. Read full book review >
KINGS OF THE CASTLE by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A marvelous journey worth taking. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two creatures build a fantastical world together, forging a lifelong friendship. Read full book review >

GIVE BEES A CHANCE by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Even the most bee-phobic readers will have a hard time resisting this swarm of humor and fact. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Following much the same format as in I'm Trying to Love Spiders (2015), Barton makes a strong case for the value of bees. Read full book review >
SHORTY & CLEM by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Understandable, if not exactly model, behavior makes for a funny, sympathetic read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shorty suffers an overwhelming ethical dilemma when a mysterious package arrives for the temporarily absent Clem. Read full book review >
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON by Miranda Twist
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2017

"A mad-dash fever dream of a book peppered with magic, fancy, and just a little bit of soul. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
An ill-used imagination conjures up some serious big-time baddies in this charming English import. Read full book review >
WATER'S CHILDREN by Angèle Delaunois
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2017

"A tribute to the essential substance, washed free of preachiness or even faintly cautionary messages. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Twelve children from different areas of the world offer lyrical reflections on what water means to them. Read full book review >
MAKING WAVES by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2017

"A buoyant undersea adventure. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 6-11)"
Humans and sea people teeter on the brink of war over diminishing resources. Read full book review >
THE GIANT JUMPEREE by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"A winner for libraries everywhere: home, public, day care, preschool, and school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rabbit, Cat, Bear, and Elephant are afraid of a voice coming out of Rabbit's burrow, but Mama Frog solves the mystery. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF MISTAKES by Corinna Luyken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"It would be a grave mistake not to pick up this picture book. (Picture book. 4-12)"
A striking debut picture book celebrates the creative process. 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 >