CODY AND THE HEART OF A CHAMPION by Tricia Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"If change must happen, Cody's good company. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Spring is in the air—a change the energetic bug-fancier Cody's so, so ready for that other, unheralded changes in her life take her by surprise. Read full book review >
HOW TO MERIT IN MONSTERS by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Merit badge No. 2 for Ben and his new friends will arrive soon. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
What's worse than being forced to go to summer camp? Monsters at summer camp. Read full book review >

BIG FOOT AND LITTLE FOOT by Ellen Potter
Released: April 10, 2018

"A charming friendship story and great setup for future books. (final art unseen) (Fantasy. 5-9)"
Curious about the Big Wide World outside his Sasquatch community, Hugo makes a friend who is of it. 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 >
RESCUE by Jessie Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A satisfying read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Vermont farm girl's new friend fights for animal rights. Read full book review >

PRIDE by Rob Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A biography LGBTQ rights activists and allies can proudly share with children. (biographical notes, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-9)"
A hope-filled ode to the rainbow flag, the LGBTQ rights movement's most prominent symbol. Read full book review >
WOODROW AT SEA by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2018

"A story of adventure and friendship without the boundaries of words, which becomes more personal and satisfying as a consequence. (Picture book. 2-8)"
An anthropomorphized young elephant goes to sea and makes a friend in this wordless picture book. Read full book review >
RANDAL THE ELEPHANT by Ciara Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2018

"A sweet, funny exhortation to dream big. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adoring otter longs to become an elephant. Read full book review >
AN EAGLE'S FEATHER by Minfong Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2018

"A soaring read-aloud that makes the rare national bird of the Philippines accessible to young environmentalists. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A pair of critically endangered Philippine eagles in captivity aspire to life in the wild despite growing developments surrounding them. Read full book review >
DO DOODLEBUGS DOODLE? by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2018

"Overall, clever: entomology via etymology. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Funny speculation is made about the common names of 11 insects, after which a few facts are offered. Read full book review >
SCOUT'S HEAVEN by Bibi Dumon Tak
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2018

"This unusual look at a beloved pet's death may be helpful to some families. (Picture book. 6-8)"
First published in the Netherlands, this story deals with the death of a large, black dog named Scout and how the three children in Scout's family experience and ultimately accept her death. Read full book review >
HELLO, HOT DOG by Lily Murray
by Lily Murray, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2018

"Offering endless possibilities for different voices and performance styles, this book is a surefire hit to read aloud, with hilarity, suspense, and pathos perfect for children developing responses to these stimuli. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This energetic picture book pits a hot dog's rudimentary survival instinct against appetites both human and canine. 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 >