PLANTS IN DISGUISE by Lise Hedegaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2017

"Wilts next to similar flower guides, such as Susan Stockdale's vivid Fantastic Flowers (2017). (websites, range notes) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A gallery of flora named after fauna. Read full book review >
THE CAT STOLE MY PANTS by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fans will be satisfied and look expectantly for Book 7. (Graphic/mystery hybrid. 7-11)"
Timmy Failure, world-class detective, is on the case even when on vacation. Read full book review >

EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN by Laura Ellen Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fantastically fun cartoon romp. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In this graphic charmer, an evil penguin, his octopus sidekick, and a cuddly minion take on a diabolical feline. Read full book review >
ROLLING THUNDER by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A deeply felt if sketchy companion for Eve Bunting's The Wall, illustrated by Ronald Himler (1990), or the plethora of introductions to the Memorial Day holiday. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A tribute to the massive annual motorcycle rally in Washington, D.C., that honors our country's veterans. Read full book review >
SHARE, BIG BEAR, SHARE! by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"'I like to share…. / It makes me happy deep inside.' To amuse and instruct, one could do a lot worse than Wright and Hillenbrand's bear and old oak. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Big Bear, after a few false starts, remembers to share the fare. Read full book review >

WONDERFUL YOU by Lauren McLaughlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Though open adoptions have become more common, they are still not the majority; this is more a single family's adoption story than one that speaks to all adopted children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A birth mother searches for the right parents for her unborn child in this story narrated by the adoptive mother. Read full book review >
UGLY CAT & PABLO by Isabel Quintero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Both chapter-book and reluctant readers will go for this one like cats to paletas. (recipe) (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Ugly Cat and Pablo are two tough dudes with hearts of gold and a penchant for miscommunication and (mis)adventure. Read full book review >
REMY SNEAKERS VS. THE ROBO-RATS by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A madcap series opener with a wink or two at some topical themes. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-8)"
When an evil toymaker threatens to release a fleet of robot pigeon spy drones, it's up to urban raccoon Remy to organize and lead the resistance. Read full book review >
THE EXPLORERS by Adrienne Kress
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers will look forward to the sequel to this dizzying loop-the-loop. (Adventure. 8-13)"
A boy used to predictability joins forces with a girl who wants to belong in this wildly funny adventure. Read full book review >
PROJECT BEST FRIEND by Chrissie Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"This series kickoff is a warmly satisfying and very useful exploration of coping strategies—and friendship. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Penelope wants things just-so in her life: crayons all the same height in the mug, books organized neatly, and teddy bears in a tidy row. If only getting along with her classmates were so manageable. Read full book review >
THE CAT BOOK by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Interactive fun best enjoyed one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What's it like to own a pet? Read full book review >
SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. 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 >