WEDGIE & GIZMO VS. THE TOOF by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A silly and fast-paced adventure that's sure to appeal to pet lovers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Wedgie, a slow-witted, exuberantly enthusiastic dog, and Gizmo, a conniving, Evil Genius guinea pig, share their newly blended household with Jasmine and Jackson, and their stepsib, Elliot. Read full book review >
ROAD TRIP WITH MAX AND HIS MOM by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A winsome story for readers newly transitioned to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third-grader Max, who is still adjusting to his parents' separation, is going on a road trip with his mom to a family reunion. Read full book review >

RUNNING THROUGH SPRINKLERS by Michelle Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Readers get a ringside seat to the rite of passage of feeling true sadness for the first time in this story for readers readying to move up to YA. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Best friends forever, Sara Smith and Nadine Ando navigate the end of a friendship when Nadine skips a grade and Sara is left behind. Read full book review >
GHOST BOYS by Jewell Parker Rhodes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A timely, challenging book that's worthy of a read, further discussion, and action. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a story that explicitly recalls the murder of Tamir Rice, Jerome, a 12-year-old black boy killed by a white Chicago cop, must, along with the ghosts of Emmett Till and others, process what has happened and how. Read full book review >
EVERY SHINY THING by Cordelia Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"Many of the complications of human behavior are on display here, some of them painful to navigate. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Two authors combine their efforts to relate the intertwined tales of a pair of young teens in trouble. Read full book review >

THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART by Laura Geringer Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"This book is full of heartache and rare smiles, but that is because it is achingly real. (Fiction. 8-13)"
At the start of her eighth-grade year, Briana's father suddenly dies due to a rare heart problem, and now all kinds of responsibilities rest on her shoulders. Read full book review >
DINOSAURS! by Nicholas Forshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2018

"Serviceable, if a bit dry. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
An overview of the dino clan, featuring a populous fold-out timeline of the Mesozoic Era. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Kids will close this book energized and empowered; this has great potential for classrooms and youth groups as well as individual activists. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
At a time when youth activism is at its peak, many young people are searching for ways to best contribute to making the world a better place. Read full book review >
WALKING IS A WAY OF KNOWING by Madhuri Ramesh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Like many oral folktales, the stories meander, but here the craft is also in perfect synchrony with its content: 'Good forest people are curious,' says Padma. 'We constantly explore.' (Folktales. 8-12)"
A lyrical, dreamy picture storybook of five interlocking outings among the Kadar adivasi (indigenous) community in the Anamalai hills in southern India. Read full book review >
W IS FOR WELCOME by Brad Herzog
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"In today's political climate, a book on this topic can be very important, but this one misses the mark in spite of some of the interesting facts it contains. (Informational picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
A celebration of diversity in the United States in pictures, poetry, and prose. Read full book review >
LOOK AT THE WEATHER by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"An immersive, inviting mix of appealing art and information. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
A visual compendium of weather phenomena offers some scientific explanations along with more personal reflections. Read full book review >
SUNNY by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Another literary pacesetter that will leave Reynolds' readers wanting more. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sunny Lancaster is a home-schooled almost-13-year-old torn between duty to run and passion for dance in the latest compulsively readable installment of Reynolds' lauded Track series.
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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 >