SPIRIT RIDING FREE by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A wild ride that will make spirits soar. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Finishing school is no place for an adventurous, high-energy girl, so when Fortuna "Lucky" Esperanza Navarro Prescott's widower father is called west to supervise the railroad's last push to the Pacific, she begs to accompany him. Read full book review >
THE GOOD FOR NOTHING BUTTON by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Here's hoping Harper will oblige with more stories starring these birds. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Three silly birds with the same wacky sense of the absurd as Elephant and Piggie are likely to be a hit with Mo Willems fans. Read full book review >

UP! UP! UP! SKYSCRAPER by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Crisply informative. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Lucky kids don hard hats to witness the construction behind the fence. Read full book review >
ICE CREAM SUMMER  by Megan Atwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Enjoy a scoop of ice cream instead. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A slight mystery casts a shadow over New Amity. Read full book review >
LITTLE PIG SAVES THE SHIP by David Hyde Costello
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Here's hoping Little Pig will take his time growing up and gift readers with a few more tales of being smallest. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Pig's still too small to do everything his brothers and sisters do…but it turns out that's not a problem. Read full book review >

TRAINS DON'T SLEEP by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Undeniably beautiful but narratively unsatisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A picture-book celebration of several kinds of trains. Read full book review >
HOP UP! WRIGGLE OVER! by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A happy, lively story that celebrates the idea of family diversity even as it introduces readers to some of Australia's fauna. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A family composed of animals indigenous to Australia spends the day together. Read full book review >
AND THE ROBOT WENT… by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Satisfying robot high jinks. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Teamwork + trial and error = a happy robot and an ear-splitting racket. Read full book review >
BAYBERRY ISLAND by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Animal fantasy adventure with a gentle feel. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Three woodland animals take a journey to bring a baby dragon back to his home. Read full book review >
LEMONS by Melissa Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A joyous celebration of cryptozoology, friendship, family love, and coping with loss. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"My mom always says I can take any lemons that life gives me and make lemonade," proclaims 10-year-old Lemonade Liberty Witt—"Lem" for short. Read full book review >
THE LOST KINGDOM OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A captivating and charming adventure sure to please young readers and longtime fans. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
The rise and re-education of an unlikely champion by the author of Ella Enchanted. Read full book review >
THE FALLEN STAR by Tracey Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Fresh and fun: the brigade delights as it explores another forest mystery. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
The Noctural Brigade returns in the third installment in the eponymous series. 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 >