GEORGIE'S BEST BAD DAY by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the second Georgie and Friends book from Chan, a very bad day goes from calamity to a memorably good time. Read full book review >
KEEP ROLLING! by Eric Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"With repetitive refrains and plenty of mud, it's hard to go wrong—but the message is a bit murky. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Litwin's Nut family is back (The Nuts, 2015), this time lamenting their diminutive size. Read full book review >

RULERS OF THE PLAYGROUND by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Winning satire for the jungle-gym set. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two children vie for playground domination. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, GRIZZLE GRUMP! by Aaron Blecha
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Grizzle Grump and his odd squirrel friend are an unlikely but endearing pair. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this sequel to Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! (2015), a huge, brown bear has trouble finding food after emerging from hibernation. Read full book review >
NEWTON'S RAINBOW by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"A lively (if unusually lengthy for the format) volume that may inspire readers to share Newton's interest in the world around them. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
The story of how Isaac Newton, a lackluster student at the bottom of his class, became one of the most influential scientists in history. Read full book review >

SIMONE: THE BEST MONSTER EVER! by Rémy Simard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Knee-slappers galore for fans of alimentary and other mildly transgressive gags. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
She's blonde, she's pink, she's human—and so, as the "monster" living in sluglike Morris' closet, she's terrifying. Read full book review >
THE SKYDIVING BEAVERS by Susan Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A true 'tail' with a happy ending. (beaver facts, source list) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
An Idaho game warden invents an ingenious solution for a growing town's wildlife problem in this tale set in 1948 Idaho. Read full book review >
HUMAN BODY by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A basic study of the human body for an uncertain audience. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap book explores the human body. Read full book review >
STAY by Katherine Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Millie's reactions to the events of an emotionally trying time are affecting and realistic. (Verse/fiction. 8-12)"
A novel in verse tells the story of Millie's 11th year. Read full book review >
MOTO AND ME by Suzi Eszterhas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Not just for fans of cat pictures, this is an encouraging example of wildlife rescue and release with guaranteed child appeal. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A nature photographer fosters a wild serval kitten in Kenya. Read full book review >
PHOEBE SOUNDS IT OUT by Julie Zwillich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Flawd but makes a point about fun with fonicks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's in a name? How do you spell it? Read full book review >
FULL MOON LORE by Ellen Wahi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Trite text and overworked art detract from an interesting concept. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Each month of the year is represented by a full moon, one of its nicknames in the Northern Hemisphere, and some notes about seasonal changes during that month. 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 >