THE TRIUMPHANT TALE OF THE HOUSE SPARROW by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Superbly designed nonfiction with a powerful environmental message. (map, glossary, list of adaptive species, resources, references) (Informational picture book. 9-14)"
An examination of perhaps "the most despised bird in human history!" Read full book review >
THE BEST MOTHER by Cynthia Surrisi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A delightful look at a what-if all children have considered, if not acted upon. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Maxine searches for a new mother…and discovers the best one has been with her all along. Read full book review >

CHESTER NEZ AND THE UNBREAKABLE CODE by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A perfect, well-rounded historical story that will engage readers of all ages. (author's note, partial code key, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
For young readers, a nuanced, compassionate biography of a Navajo Code Talker. Read full book review >
A JOURNEY THROUGH ART by Aaron Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Misleadingly titled but broader in scope and less Eurocentric than standard surveys. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A world tour featuring select highlights of human culture, from 37,000-year-old rock paintings to modern murals and architecture. Read full book review >
MY HAIR IS A GARDEN by Cozbi A. Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"How needed, how refreshing to see a black girl learn to appreciate herself—lovely and informative. (caring for black hair, recipes) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A little girl learns to love and care for her hair. Read full book review >

THE DRAGON SLAYER by Jaime Hernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Rousing tales, spirited artwork, and rich backmatter ensure that this slim graphic novel for kids becomes a rich resource for all caregivers, not just those of Latinx children. (bibliography) (Graphic folktales. 4-10)"
A trio of Latin American folktales are given a makeover in the children's-book debut of one of the brothers behind famed graphic-novel series Love and Rockets. Read full book review >
THE LONG ISLAND by Drew Beckmeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"This daring approach to the picture book may find an audience of philosophical adults and children who take pleasure in the unusual. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Beckmeyer's first picture book takes readers on a circular journey around a mysterious island. Read full book review >
JASMINE TOGUCHI, DRUMMER GIRL by Debbi Michiko Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An enjoyable offering about trying new activities and finding just the right talent that makes us feel 'free and strong and happy.' (Fiction. 5-9)"
Jasmine Toguchi is back in a third book trying to figure out the perfect talent to show off in the school show. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Immersive, though the pitch is definitely at browsing dippers and flippers. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A wide-ranging sampler of records, stats, stars, highlights, lowlights, sidelights, and general baseball talk. Read full book review >
MARCY AND THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX by Joe Todd-Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A wonderfully charming mixture of myth and fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-10)"
When her brave father is trapped inside the Sphinx, a fearful young girl must summon her courage to save him. Read full book review >
UNTIL TOMORROW, MR. MARSWORTH by Sheila O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Moving and thought-provoking for middle-grade readers. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the summer of 1968, Reenie Kelly learns about the costs of war and peaceful opposition. Read full book review >
SCARLETT HART by Marcus Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Fun for a spooky night, anchored by likable characters and a zippy story. (Graphic horror. 10-14)"
Following the path set by her renowned, deceased parents, young Scarlett Hart battles against monsters, ghouls, and all other kinds of dreadful things. 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 >