PIP & PUP by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A delightful tale that invites interpretation and almost demands giggles at the antics of the expressive chick and puppy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A newly hatched chick befriends a beagle puppy in this humorous, wordless picture book set outdoors on a farm. Read full book review >
DUDE! by Aaron Reynolds
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Surprises, mayhem, potty humor, sharks, and ice cream: What's not to like? (Picture book. 4-6)"
Once children can recognize and read the title, they will easily be able to navigate the rest of this book. "Dude!" is (almost) the only word uttered throughout the story. Read full book review >

KOKO AND BO by Lisen Adbåge
Kirkus Star
by Lisen Adbåge, illustrated by Lisen Adbåge, translated by Annie Prime
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two people, one big and one small, negotiate a relationship in this Swedish import. Read full book review >
I WALK WITH VANESSA by Kerascoët
Released: April 24, 2018

"A wonderfully illustrated, hopeful book that can help caregivers tackle an emotionally fraught subject with even very young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this wordless book, new girl Vanessa, shy and withdrawn, becomes a bully's target after school and finally runs home in tears. Read full book review >
A LION IS A LION by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Proudly shelve this near The Cat in the Hat and What Do You Say, Dear?(Picture book. 3-6)"
Two children must decide how far to trust a dapper lion who insinuates himself into their home. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >