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 >

THE UNBREAKABLE CODE by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Brisk, bookish good fun for puzzle and code lovers. (historical afterword) (Mystery. 9-13)"
Riddles in an online book-finding game put young cipher sleuths Emily and James on the trail of both buried treasure and a vengeful arsonist. 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 >
ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. 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 >
THE WINGSNATCHERS by Sarah Jean Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Shaky—but with undeniable potential. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Magical stagecraft, steampunk mechanisms, and glittering faerie dust intermesh in a debut middle-grade fantasy. 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 >
DOUBLE CROSS by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fascinating chronicle of the longtime role of trickery in warfare. (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this companion to Top Secret (2006) and The Dark Game (2010), his books on secret codes and spying, respectively, Janeczko examines how subterfuge has been used in warfare for thousands of years. Read full book review >
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON by Miranda Twist
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2017

"A mad-dash fever dream of a book peppered with magic, fancy, and just a little bit of soul. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
An ill-used imagination conjures up some serious big-time baddies in this charming English import. Read full book review >
MAKING WAVES by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2017

"A buoyant undersea adventure. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 6-11)"
Humans and sea people teeter on the brink of war over diminishing resources. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF MISTAKES by Corinna Luyken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"It would be a grave mistake not to pick up this picture book. (Picture book. 4-12)"
A striking debut picture book celebrates the creative process. 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 >