TRASH REVOLUTION by Erica Fyvie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"While the book includes some hard-to-follow diagrams, the content is both approachable and interesting, and it leaves readers with a sense of responsibility for the Earth's future. (glossary, index, further information) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
This illustrated nonfiction book covers the environmental impacts and life cycles of different familiar materials such as paper, plastic, metals, as well as the less-familiar space waste. Read full book review >
I GOT IT! by David Wiesner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Wonderfully imaginative and intriguing. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A weedy kid in shorts and a T-shirt goes to the sandlot with a glove, hoping to play. Read full book review >

HOW TO SELL YOUR FAMILY TO THE ALIENS by Paul Noth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Sequel likely…unless it gets sold to the aliens too, and that'd be no big loss. (Science fiction. 8-11)"
The Conklins are "a family of freaks" thanks to Grandma‘s experiments…can they keep Baby Lu safely on the "normal-kid" end of the spectrum? Read full book review >
OWEN AND ELEANOR MOVE IN by H.M. Bouwman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A sweet start ripe for more installments. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Faith and friendship are at the heart of Bouwman's (A Crack in the Sea, 2017, etc.) new chapter-book series. Read full book review >
FOLLOWING BAXTER by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Happily, Kerley's execution matches her ambition, resulting in a highly readable story that pairs a rapid-fire plot with a likable protagonist. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
There is a lot going on in this mystery/sci-fi/coming-of-age adventure about a girl and the charismatic dog next door. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Not for a general audience, this will most likely attract readers already in their element among beakers and Bunsen burners. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This adaptation of a book for adults meanders through the history, uses, and misuses of the periodic table's elements. Read full book review >
BETTER TOGETHER by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Most useful for adults who want to encourage youth groups to engage in social action. (resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Families, friends, communities, social groups, international organizations: these are the social structures that can enable people to lead full, rich lives. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Readers fond of the gruesome and grotesque with a heavy dose of humor will find much to enjoy here. (bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This gleefully macabre mix of history and science relates true stories about the mysterious fates of body parts from the famous and infamous. Read full book review >
WHEN WE WERE SHADOWS by Janet Wees
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Sometimes overloaded with dry detail and better read as a forest adventure then a Holocaust narrative. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
A Jewish boy in the Netherlands spends World War II in hiding in this retelling of real-life events. Read full book review >
KRISTA KIM-BAP by Angela Ahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A sympathetic portrayal of a typical 11-year-old trying to fit in, with a bit of Korean flair. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Exploring her Korean heritage for a school project leads Canadian fifth-grader Krista Kim into new territory with family, friends, and food. Read full book review >
TEAM PLAYERS by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A base hit for readers interested in sports as well as neurodiversity. (Fiction. 8-12) "
Cassie Bennett has just finished eighth grade and is starting her final middle school all-star softball season. What she doesn't realize is that it will be the most difficult yet best one yet. Read full book review >
SEEKER OF THE CROWN by Ruth Lauren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"There is no magic, per se, but the book is otherwise true to the best fantasy traditions for preteens. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old twin sisters Valor and Sasha have barely agreed to missions from Queen Ana when the queen herself vanishes—in broad daylight. 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 >