LOVE IS LOVE by Michael Genhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2018

"A strong message weakly presented. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A heartfelt affirmation of queer love. Read full book review >
GUARDIANS OF THE TAIGA by StacyPlays
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2018

"Doesn't set itself apart from the rest of the animal-rescue pack. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl and her wolf pack perform animal rescues in this series opener from the YouTuber best known as StacyPlays. Read full book review >

BE STILL, LIFE by Ohara Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"What sets this book apart from so many others with the same theme of the nourishment derived from connecting with life is its infectious joy, delivered simply and sincerely. (Picture book. 3-9)"
In casual rhyme, this picture book extols the values of stillness and observation. Read full book review >
IS IT A MERMAID? by Candy Gourlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"This playful frolic in tropical waters is a gentle introduction to the concept of chosen identity and respect for others' choices. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Benji and Bel spot an unusual creature on the beach one morning, Benji knows exactly what it is: a dugong. The dugong, however, has a differing opinion. Read full book review >
THE BACTERIA BOOK by Steve Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Memorable insights into the invisible world. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The skinny on the really tiny. Read full book review >

WRITE ON, IRVING BERLIN! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Heartwarming Americana. (author's note, selected songs, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A Jewish immigrant's passage from pogroms in Russia to "God Bless America"—written 100 years ago to celebrate his beloved adopted home. Read full book review >
CLARA VOYANT by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A lightweight but enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After her grandmother's move to Florida, future investigative reporter Clara Costa finds life with just her ditzy mother, Gaby, maddeningly unpredictable. Read full book review >
NADYA SKYLUNG AND THE CLOUDSHIP RESCUE by Jeff Seymour
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"While the worldbuilding can be heavy-handed and confusing at times, readers who love action-adventure stories will enjoy reading about Nadya and her friends. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nadya Skylung, an orphan, was rescued by the cloudship Orion's captain, Nic, as were the other orphans who are in the crew: Tam, Tian Li, Pepper, and Salyeh. Read full book review >
HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE by Josh Funk
Released: May 15, 2018

"An accessible introduction to coding rules that also easily entertains. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl named Pearl programs a (rust-proof) robot to help her build sand castles in this new addition to the Girls Who Code organization's book program. Read full book review >
CHASMA KNIGHTS by Boya  Sun
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Adorable and innovative. (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)"
Two otherworldly beings forge an unlikely friendship and navigate their own insecurities and jealousies. Read full book review >
PIE IS FOR SHARING by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An aspirational vision in which inclusivity is as American as (apple) pie. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A delectable, festive celebration of pluralistic community. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN GLOW by Benjamin Flouw
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"The story is solid enough, but it's the illustrations that steal the show. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic fox searches for a rare flower in this Canadian import translated from the French. 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 >