PLANTS IN DISGUISE by Lise Hedegaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2017

"Wilts next to similar flower guides, such as Susan Stockdale's vivid Fantastic Flowers (2017). (websites, range notes) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A gallery of flora named after fauna. Read full book review >
SPACE INFOGRAPHICS by Harriet Brundle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"The approach has promise, but there's not enough focus on accuracy to carry the payload. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An introduction to the solar system in charts, graphics, and comparisons. Read full book review >

TISHA B'AV by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An interesting glimpse into a lesser-known holiday. (afterword) (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
Three Israeli children tour sites in Jerusalem as they learn about the holy day Tisha B'Av, which commemorates the destruction of both the first and second temples. Read full book review >
JUNK DRAWER ENGINEERING by Bobby Mercer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Hours of fun for STEM-inclined kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
Step-by-step suggestions for possible solutions to 25 engineering challenges use readily available materials. Read full book review >
FIND MOM'S WOK by Jung Hee Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Educators will find value in this valiant effort to share a foreign culture with American children. (cultural, culinary notes) (Picture book. 4-9)"
As Shao Ming hunts for her mother's beloved wok, she embarks on a mouthwatering journey through her village. Read full book review >

THE AMAZING DINOSAUR DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Dinosaur fans will have no trouble digging up better surveys. (glossary, quiz) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A barrage of dino names and facts, with fanciful cartoon illustrations. Read full book review >
ELECTRICITY IN YOUR LIFE by Bo-hyun Seo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Not quite the whole story, but a pleasant, tidy start. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A first look at what electricity does, where it comes from, and how to behave around it. Read full book review >
GO, GREEN GECKO! by Gay Hay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Who knew a gecko's life could be so thrilling? (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Green Gecko moves through its morning on high alert, narrowly escaping a predatory bird. Read full book review >
WATCH OUT, SNAIL! by Gay Hay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"This snail's suspenseful expedition will have readers at the edges of their seats. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A snail slips into the shadowy night. Will it be predator or prey? Read full book review >
THE OLD LION AND THE LITTLE RABBIT by Keiko Kaichi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Appealing, emotionally resonant illustrations lift up a less-than-polished text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An aging lion and a young rabbit cultivate a lasting friendship. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nina Töwe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An imaginative, dramatic, and surprising rendition of Jack's famous adventure. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In this stylish retelling of the classic folk tale, penniless Jack climbs a magical beanstalk, outsmarts a greedy giant, and restores family fortunes. Read full book review >
THE STREET BENEATH MY FEET by Charlotte  Guillain
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An unusual offering for the young geology nerd. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This British import is an imaginatively constructed sequence of images that show a white boy examining a city pavement, clearly in London, and the sights he would see if he were able to travel down to the Earth's core and then back again to the surface. 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 >