BACK FROM THE BRINK by Nancy Castaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Challenging but important reading for the intended audience. (notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The stories of seven Western Hemisphere species—headed toward extinction for different reasons and saved in different ways—introduce and explain issues involved in the preservation of endangered animals. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO WENT MAGIC by A.P. Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A quick and absorbing combination of swashbuckling, steampunk, and supernatural mystery. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An orphan boy is swept up in an adventure with magic and pirates. Read full book review >

THE WAR BELOW by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A page-turning window into a complex piece of World War II history. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After escaping from a Nazi slave labor camp, all 13-year-old Luka Barukovich wants to do is to get back to his home in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this sequel to Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler (2017). Read full book review >
THE RECKLESS RESCUE by Adrienne Kress
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Delightfully silly, but the pig in the teeny hat needs a bigger part next time. (Adventure. 8-13)"
Evie, Sebastian, the Explorers Society, and the pig in the teeny hat are back in this sequel to The Door in the Alley (2017). Read full book review >
BUGGING OUT by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"As Freddie aptly puts it: 'It was gross, but it was also pretty cool.' (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A newly formed alliance of monster keepers tackles a plague of designer bugzillas in this ichor-splashed sequel to Monsters Unleashed (2017). Read full book review >

REDEMPTION by Mark Walden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 24, 2018

"A popcorn-and-explosions finale well befitting the series. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
In the Earthfall Trilogy closer, Sam and his friends face the ultimate threat to humanity. Read full book review >
THE FISHING LESSON by Heinrich Böll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2018

"A lesson about success delivered with humor and graceful irony. (Picture book. 5-10, adult)"
An adaptation of Böll's fable about not letting work overtake one's life. Read full book review >
THE PROMISE by Pnina Bat Zvi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2018

"Harrowing, moving, and filled with questions that cannot be answered but must be asked. (epilogue) (Picture book. 7-12)"
Rachel and Toby promised their parents that they would always stay together. Read full book review >
A FRIENDLY TOWN THAT'S ALMOST ALWAYS BY THE OCEAN! by Kir Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A deft mix of chills and chuckles, not quite as sideways as Wayside School but in the same district. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A fifth-grader struggles to fit in after he and his recently widowed mother move to a decidedly oddball new town. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN THREAD by Colin Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Positively joyous. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
A prose song celebrates Pete Seeger's inestimable contribution to American music and social justice. Read full book review >
MY WORST BOOK EVER by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Glimpses of a writer's life, with an engaging bid for sympathy at the travails thereof. (Picture book. 7-9, adult)"
In this (presumably) made-up account, a promising picture-book project falls afoul of a series of aggravating mishaps. Read full book review >
DEEP WATER by Watt Key
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A nail-biting survival tale. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Julie supervises an important dive for her father's scuba-diving business, but she soon learns that when you play against Mother Nature it is for keeps. 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 >