SPEED OF LIFE by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Complex characters and a strong voice make this one stand out. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With the first anniversary of her mother's death quickly approaching, 14-year-old Sofia finds herself full of questions with nowhere to turn for answers. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Drew Daywalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A closer-to-perfect pairing couldn't be imagined. Everyone wins! (Picture book. 4-10)"
Peer through the mists and learn the origin of the game that has resolved playground disputes beyond number. Read full book review >

COUNTING SHEEP by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Animal husbandry done right for the young reader set. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
It's not every chapter book that features a girl elbow-deep in a sheep's birthing canal, but Callie Vee's no ordinary gal. Read full book review >
HOW TO TAME A TRICERATOPS by Will Dare
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Adventures and misadventures, Old West style—but with dinos. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Young Josh needs to up his ride if he's going to win the Trihorn settlement's 100th-anniversary Founders' Day race and meet his hero, Terrordactyl Bill. Read full book review >
WHERE WILL I LIVE? by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Peering into a fractured mirror reflects some hope back. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A glimpse into the lives of child refugees as well as the resilience and endurance they exhibit in many forms. Read full book review >

ASHES TO ASHEVILLE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Some readers may feel that the resolution comes a mite too easily, but most will enjoy the journey and be pleased when Fella's family figures out how to come together in a new way. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sisters make an unauthorized expedition to their former hometown and in the process bring together the two parts of their divided family. Read full book review >
THE FOOTBALL GIRL by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Tessa's ferocious competitiveness is appealing, though her ambivalence about football gives the lie to the determined-looking girl on the cover. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Whether a girl might want to play football is the thread that holds together this dual narrative of a sports novel and a budding romance, told in alternating voices by the two sweethearts. Read full book review >
THE FORGETTING SPELL by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A poignant tale about missing mothers that will leave readers anxious to read more. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Darya Blok struggles to unravel the mystery of her mother's eight-year absence and to do the right thing on her return. Read full book review >
THE EAGLE'S QUILL by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chock full of trivia, puzzles, and nail-biting adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
After successfully recovering one of seven artifacts hidden around the United States by the Founders, three young adventurers travel to Glacier National Park to find the second, following series opener The Eureka Key (2016). Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An insightful but sometimes (like life itself) bland story that is likely to hold appeal for a limited audience. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a well-known professional photographer at a time when most other women aspired to homemaking if they were not doing menial labor. Read full book review >
PRISONER OF ICE AND SNOW by Ruth Lauren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A page-turner with an intrepid protagonist. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Thirteen-year-old Valor is determined to rescue her twin sister, Sasha, from Tyur'ma—a children's prison resembling Siberian forced-labor camps. Read full book review >
PANDA-MONIUM by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Never slumping into the formulaic doldrums, the FunJungle series keeps on chugging. (author's note) (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this fourth roller coaster of an endangered-species mystery, Teddy is still living at the giant zoo/amusement park called FunJungle, and he's still smack dab in the epicenter of the brouhaha. 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 >