MY FEELINGS AND ME by Holde Kreul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An effective and engaging text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Emotions and all they entail are fully explored in this German import. Read full book review >
HEAL THE EARTH by Julian Lennon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Relentlessly facile—but if action ever begins with goal visualization, at least a place to start. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Following Touch the Earth (2017), young readers are invited to fly on further missions of mercy to our beleaguered planet and its residents. Read full book review >

MY HAIR IS A GARDEN by Cozbi A. Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"How needed, how refreshing to see a black girl learn to appreciate herself—lovely and informative. (caring for black hair, recipes) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A little girl learns to love and care for her hair. Read full book review >
I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOU, GRANDMA by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A book of warmhearted mix-ups, good for learning types of transportation and emotions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Yumi and Grandma leave their separate houses to see each other at the same time, but they keep missing each other in this book first published in Japan in 1979 but only now being published in the United States. Read full book review >
JEROME BY HEART by Thomas Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Subtle, joyous, affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two little boys share an intense friendship. Read full book review >

THE DRAGON SLAYER by Jaime Hernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Rousing tales, spirited artwork, and rich backmatter ensure that this slim graphic novel for kids becomes a rich resource for all caregivers, not just those of Latinx children. (bibliography) (Graphic folktales. 4-10)"
A trio of Latin American folktales are given a makeover in the children's-book debut of one of the brothers behind famed graphic-novel series Love and Rockets. Read full book review >
THE DAY DAD JOINED MY SOCCER TEAM by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Turning the tables shines the light on poor sportsmanship. Will Fergus and Lowery next address bad behavior in the bleachers? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dad is schooled about more than soccer the day he "volunteers" to help out his child's team. Read full book review >
AQUARIUM by Cynthia Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Moving and evocative visual storytelling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl tries to construct an aquarium for her new fish in this wordless Portuguese import by an Argentine artist. Read full book review >
THE LONG ISLAND by Drew Beckmeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"This daring approach to the picture book may find an audience of philosophical adults and children who take pleasure in the unusual. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Beckmeyer's first picture book takes readers on a circular journey around a mysterious island. Read full book review >
ONE WAVE AT A TIME by Holly Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A worthwhile endeavor that unfortunately falls short in artistic execution but that offers some resources for families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a boy loses his father, waves of emotions wash over him as he grieves and begins to heal. Read full book review >
EMMA AND MUSE by Nancy Lemon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Subtly educational and definitely amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young artist named Emma uses her beloved dog, Muse, as the model and inspiration for her art. Read full book review >
JASMINE TOGUCHI, DRUMMER GIRL by Debbi Michiko Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An enjoyable offering about trying new activities and finding just the right talent that makes us feel 'free and strong and happy.' (Fiction. 5-9)"
Jasmine Toguchi is back in a third book trying to figure out the perfect talent to show off in the school show. 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 >