PANDORA by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A valuable ecological message, deftly delivered. Incandescent. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A gentle fox finds a friend in a desolate world. Read full book review >
CARROT AND PEA by Morag Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Wonderfully understated humor, thought-provoking illustrations, and a spot-on theme about the enriching nature of embracing differences combine to create a story that is much more than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lee, a pea, and Colin, a carrot, are improbable friends in this picture book. Read full book review >

BE QUIET! by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"From Captain Quiet's clever belt buckle ('SH') to Rupert's gaping tonsil shots, Higgins has once again drawn up a winner. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Having failed in the hospitality business due to a rude and surly bear (Hotel Bruce, 2016), mice Rupert, Nibbs, and Thistle decide to go into publishing. Read full book review >
ELLIE IN CONCERT by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Readers will find a simple plot and compassionate characters balanced with glowing pictures for a satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First met in Ellie (2015), the eponymous, doe-eyed elephant becomes a champion of the arts as she adds music to her painting skills. Read full book review >
OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

ESCAPE FROM LION'S HEAD by Devon Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A compelling page-turner with depth. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a futuristic city where the wealthy live in high towers above the poisonous air and citizens are entertained by death matches between hybridized animals, two teens defy the government in hopes of changing their world. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Drew Daywalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A closer-to-perfect pairing couldn't be imagined. Everyone wins! (Picture book. 4-10)"
Peer through the mists and learn the origin of the game that has resolved playground disputes beyond number. Read full book review >
ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A playful, punchy paean to the pervasive poot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's that smell? Oh how rude! But everybody does it. Read full book review >
DANCE IS FOR EVERYONE by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Zuill ably proves that anyone can be a dancer, even if she is big, toothy, tailed, and green. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ballet classes and recitals are not just for children and swans. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON HUNTERS by James Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A too-familiar offering that relies too heavily upon vestigial technology and not enough upon its own internal workings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two brothers must save their beloved dog from a fierce dragon. Read full book review >
COUNTING SHEEP by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Animal husbandry done right for the young reader set. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
It's not every chapter book that features a girl elbow-deep in a sheep's birthing canal, but Callie Vee's no ordinary gal. Read full book review >
MUD BOOK by John Cage
Kirkus Star
by John Cage, illustrated by Lois Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Multigenerational mess makers will delight in this little book and the messes it encourages. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This petite publication takes mud pies seriously. 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 >