BOW-WOW-MEOW by Blanca  Lacasa
by Blanca Lacasa, illustrated by Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fabio is not your ordinary dog. Read full book review >
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE TOOTH FAIRY  by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"This origin story from Spain makes just as much sense as a single tiny fairy doing all the work—possibly more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who could have guessed that the tooth fairy has "secret assistants"? Read full book review >

WHO COUNTS? by Amy-Jill Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2017

"An unusual and creative interpretation of the three parables, offering the satisfying conclusion that each person (or sheep or coin) matters and should be counted. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Three parables of Jesus from the Christian Bible are retold with modern-day settings and characters. Read full book review >
LANDS OF LONG AGO by A.J. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Eye-opening discoveries await readers who think wheelbarrows, eyeglasses, street signs, and forks have always been around. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ten scenes from Neolithic Britain to the "golden age of piracy" are laced with anachronisms for alert young historians to spot. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Both appealing and useful for expectant mothers who already have children. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
A month-by-month explanation of fetal development from the fertilization of the egg to just after delivery of a newborn baby. Read full book review >

THE 5 MISFITS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"The concept of multiple intelligences takes a joy ride. (Picture book. 4-10)"
What will happen when five bizarre creatures, all cohabiting an equally topsy-turvy house, are visited by the Perfect One? Read full book review >
PETERRIFIC by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Petepid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bestseller Kann expands her storytelling to include Pinkalicious' younger brother, Peter. Read full book review >
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT FREEDOM by Ruby Shamir
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A reasonably solid grounding in constitutional rights, their flexibility, lacunae, and hard-won corrections, despite a few misfires. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Shamir offers an investigation of the foundations of freedoms in the United States via its founding documents, as well as movements and individuals who had great impacts on shaping and reshaping those institutions. Read full book review >
PETE WITH NO PANTS by Rowboat Watkins
written and illustrated by Rowboat Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Knock, knock. Who's there? An awesome mom of a kid with no pants. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Pants can be such a hindrance when it comes to imaginative play. Read full book review >
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT by Mat Lamothe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A global introduction that goes beyond the usual symbols and sights. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Children from around the world describe "how we do it." Read full book review >
SOME DADS by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Pretty light fare to share with tots noticing differences among dads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming celebration of the way dads are different from one another. Read full book review >
SHOW-AND-TELL by Mike Berenstain
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Although the message that newer is not always better will be welcome with caregivers, it's unlikely this book will change any children's minds about trying to top their classmates' latest and greatest gadgets. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When show-and-tell becomes all about the latest gadgets and newest stuff, Sister and Brother come up with an item for Sister to present that breaks the consumerist mold. 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 >