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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HERE COMES MR. FLAT! by Jaume Copons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Overall…flat. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-9)"
Mini-monster Mr. Flat needs some help. Read full book review >
THE CREATURE OF THE PINES by Adam Gidwitz
Released: April 10, 2018

"Fantasy training wheels for chapter-book readers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Elliot's first day of school turns out to be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

PETER & ERNESTO by Graham Annable
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A solid pick for readers who have graduated from Elephant and Piggie, Frog and Toad, and Narwhal and Jelly. (Graphic fantasy. 6-9)"
Two sloth friends explore the world beyond their tree in this sweet graphic novel. Read full book review >
MIGHTY MISSION MACHINES by Dave Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Too broad to be more than a quick skim, but apt fodder for eager young prospective space travelers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A basic look at rockets and the types of payloads they carry as they explore space and our solar system. Read full book review >
CHARLIE AND FROG by Karen Kane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An enjoyable read that artfully mixes adventure, heart, and cultural competence. (Mystery. 7-12)"
A hearing boy and his deaf friend use ASL, gondolas, and the Dewey decimal system to solve a mystery in Kane's debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE CROOKED CASTLE by Sarah Jean Horwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Improbabilities notwithstanding, anyone who enjoyed the first book will be delighted by this suspenseful series entry. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An erstwhile magician's assistant and a renegade faerie princess investigate a steampunk circus in this fantasy follow-up to The Wingsnatchers (2017). Read full book review >
CAMP PANDA by Catherine Thimmesh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A timely, uplifting story. (photos, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Deforestation, poaching, pollution, human overpopulation, and climate change have severely damaged the habitats and population of giant pandas in their native China, but government-supported conservation efforts are helping bring back a species that is considered a national treasure. Read full book review >
LIBRARY ON WHEELS by Sharlee Glenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An ennobling portrait of a pioneer who took the library out of its walls and to the public. (source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 8-12)"
Anyone who has enjoyed the services of a bookmobile can thank a dedicated, visionary librarian named Mary Lemist Titcomb. Read full book review >
CODY AND THE HEART OF A CHAMPION by Tricia Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"If change must happen, Cody's good company. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Spring is in the air—a change the energetic bug-fancier Cody's so, so ready for that other, unheralded changes in her life take her by surprise. 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 >