FRUITS IN SUITS by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"These fruits do not make a large enough splash in the pool; for the best fruit in the basket, check out the old favorite, Sexton Freymann and Joost Elffers' How Are You Peeling? (2004). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Chapman (Vegetables in Underwear, 2015) is back with digital illustrations featuring anthropomorphic fruits. Read full book review >
BOYS DANCING by George Ancona
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"This is an enjoyable introduction to the world of dance that portrays dance as a diverse art form and capable means of expression for all children. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Photo essayist Ancona introduces readers to the joys of dance through the eyes of four grade schoolers: Raptor, Ely, Logan, and Ryan. Read full book review >

LITTLE WOLF'S FIRST HOWLING by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Visually lovely and sure to be a read-aloud hit; put on some Ella Fitzgerald, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wolf pup tries out his howling technique in this picture book. Read full book review >
ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. Read full book review >
AWAY by Emil Sher
Kirkus Star
by Emil Sher, illustrated by Qin Leng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Untrammeled and honest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A busy mother and child stay connected with notes as an important separation approaches in Sher and Leng's debut collaboration. Read full book review >

TOWN IS BY THE SEA by Joanne Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A quiet book that will stay with readers long after they have closed it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The coal mines of Cape Breton in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have closed, but this book recalls a time when generations of men toiled in the mines under the sea. Read full book review >
PASS IT ON by Sophy Henn
by Sophy Henn, illustrated by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"The ultrapositive verse may seem to be a string of platitudes to some, but encouraging kids to be kind is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny tot knows that if you spread happiness, it will come back to you. Read full book review >
THE HAWK OF THE CASTLE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An idyllic picture of an ancient practice. (index) (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
A trained hawk serves as fierce centerpiece to broad, sweeping views of castle and countryside in this rhapsodic tribute to the craft of falconry. Read full book review >
LITTLE CAPTAIN JACK  by Alicia Acosta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2017

"Themes of diversity and self-esteem not only fill the sails, but keep firm grasp of the wheel in this nautical caper. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate captain so tiny he can be stuffed in a rival captain's pocket discovers that greatness can come in any size or shape. Read full book review >
THE MIRROR IN MOMMY'S HOUSE / THE MIRROR IN DADDY´S HOUSE  by Luis Amavisca
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2017

"Appealing—if not groundbreaking—reassurance for children of divorce. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child reflects on the houses of his separated parents in this dos-à-dos book. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF SPACE by Catherine Barr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2017

"Prospective space tourists should have no trouble finding a more reliable travel guide. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Barr and Williams present 13.8 billion years of cosmic history, from the Big Bang to the International Space Station and, possibly soon, flights beyond. Read full book review >
THE MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE by N.R. Bergeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A pleasant ride that contains charming educational moments, the book delivers the message that there is bravery and power in unity. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Mary Tucker is an 11-year-old black girl from South Carolina with dreams of traveling the world, but her father, a museum curator, is dead set against any travel plans for Mary. 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 >