THE PROMISE by Pnina Bat Zvi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2018

"Harrowing, moving, and filled with questions that cannot be answered but must be asked. (epilogue) (Picture book. 7-12)"
Rachel and Toby promised their parents that they would always stay together. Read full book review >
THE FISH AND THE CAT by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"An unhurried pace and graphically arresting scenes build suspense and wonderment in equal measure, providing space for reflection and tantalizing questions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless chase: in this 92-page visual narrative, a somewhat bemused cat pursues a domestic fish. Read full book review >

THE GOLDEN THREAD by Colin Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Positively joyous. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
A prose song celebrates Pete Seeger's inestimable contribution to American music and social justice. Read full book review >
WALLPAPER by Thao Lam
Kirkus Star
by Thao Lam, illustrated by Thao Lam
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"A unique and visually stunning approach to the classic dilemma of making new friends. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An enticing corner of wallpaper on the endpapers serves as a metaphor for turning the first page of this book: Readers will find wonders to discover inside. Read full book review >
LOOK AT THE WEATHER by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"An immersive, inviting mix of appealing art and information. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
A visual compendium of weather phenomena offers some scientific explanations along with more personal reflections. Read full book review >

WALKING IS A WAY OF KNOWING by Madhuri Ramesh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Like many oral folktales, the stories meander, but here the craft is also in perfect synchrony with its content: 'Good forest people are curious,' says Padma. 'We constantly explore.' (Folktales. 8-12)"
A lyrical, dreamy picture storybook of five interlocking outings among the Kadar adivasi (indigenous) community in the Anamalai hills in southern India. Read full book review >
LITTLE BROTHERS & LITTLE SISTERS by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Big love for this little book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A heartfelt reflection on the trials and joys of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >
GRAINS OF SAND by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Delacroix's idyll allows young readers to discover new, exciting surprises in the pictures again and again upon second, third, and 33rd readings—as captivating as an ocean breeze and soothing as a hug. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a family vacation ends, sometimes that's when imagination begins. How else does one manage the loss of ocean breezes and sand between the toes? Read full book review >
MAX EXPLAINS EVERYTHING by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A fun romp around the grocery store that kids will relate to and a wonderful read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A trip to the grocery store is so much fun…not. Read full book review >
YOU GO FIRST by Erin Entrada Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A well-crafted, entertaining call for middle schoolers to find their voices and remain accountable in shaping their own social spheres. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Preteens Charlotte Lockard and Ben Boxer enjoy an ongoing online Scrabble feud, each vying for word-game domination, while they both silently struggle with middle school social catastrophes and crumbling family infrastructures. Read full book review >
A MOST UNUSUAL DAY by Sydra Mallery
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An unusually good adoption book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A heartwarming adoption story from a new big sister's perspective. Read full book review >
ALBERT'S TREE by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"There are lots of children's books about cute bears who talk like people, but few are as cleverly put together and as witty as Albert's little adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wailing, sad tree poses a problem for a loving bear just waking from hibernation. 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 >