WALLPAPER by Thao Lam
Kirkus Star
by Thao Lam, illustrated by Thao Lam
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"A unique and visually stunning approach to the classic dilemma of making new friends. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An enticing corner of wallpaper on the endpapers serves as a metaphor for turning the first page of this book: Readers will find wonders to discover inside. Read full book review >
SIMONE: EVEN MORE MONSTROUS by Rémy Simard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Just the ticket for readers who find it hilarious to decorate a broccoli for Christmas or discover that what looks like deep snow on the lawn is actually shaving cream. (Graphic picture book. 6-8)"
Repulsively blonde, blue-eyed, fair-skinned Simone steps out of sluglike young Morris' bedroom closet for further ventures into the counterpane world of monsters. Read full book review >

GRAINS OF SAND by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Delacroix's idyll allows young readers to discover new, exciting surprises in the pictures again and again upon second, third, and 33rd readings—as captivating as an ocean breeze and soothing as a hug. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a family vacation ends, sometimes that's when imagination begins. How else does one manage the loss of ocean breezes and sand between the toes? Read full book review >
LITTLE BROTHERS & LITTLE SISTERS by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Big love for this little book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A heartfelt reflection on the trials and joys of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >
CRESCENT MOONS AND POINTED MINARETS by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A good accompaniment to the duo's Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, which featured a Western Muslim family (2012), in a collection of children's books with an Islamic theme. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A beautiful picture book simultaneously explores shapes, Islam, and the cultures of the Muslim people. Read full book review >

TEN HORSE FARM by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An exhilarating ride—for horse lovers, art lovers, and students of design. (Pop-up picture book. 5-8)"
A frisky equine outing from a master paper engineer. Read full book review >
WHERE'S YOUR CREATIVITY? by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Exuberant text and art; hard-to-assign age recommendation—best for art classrooms. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Readers are directly addressed about the nature of creativity and are given suggestions to expand their own. Read full book review >
HERE COMES MR. FLAT! by Jaume Copons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Overall…flat. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-9)"
Mini-monster Mr. Flat needs some help. Read full book review >
THE CREATURE OF THE PINES by Adam Gidwitz
Released: April 10, 2018

"Fantasy training wheels for chapter-book readers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Elliot's first day of school turns out to be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >
WHAT MOMMIES LIKE by Judy Carey Nevin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"This duo is sure to reflect some of what readers' own mommies enjoy and to possibly give them ideas for additional ways to spend time together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This sequel to What Daddies Like (2017) gives mommies their due. Read full book review >
THE BREAKING NEWS by Sarah Lynne Reul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"This disquieting story may be best used as a discussion starter. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With bad news in the air, Mom is glued to the television, and Dad is constantly checking his phone; it is up to the children to remind them they are still there. Read full book review >
FRIENDS STICK TOGETHER by Hannah E. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"This friendship story sticks out. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rupert the rhino is a bit put off by Levi the tickbird's enthusiastic attachment to him. 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 >