GREAT ART IN 30 SECONDS by Susie Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Although the book primarily reinforces the Western art history canon, readers will happily breeze through Hodge's creative introduction and, hopefully, be inspired to seek out more art history knowledge. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Readers are treated to a whirlwind tour of art history from prehistoric art to new media. Read full book review >
CARNIVAL MAGIC by Amy Ephron
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"For those who like their adventures comfortable and their wonders cozy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two visiting American children are kidnapped by a runaway British carnival in this middle-grade fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

THE FLOURISHING OF FLORALIE LAUREL by Fiadhnait Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"An ambitious story that suffers from a lack of clarity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sometimes family is the friends you make and sometimes the friends you make turn out to be family. Read full book review >
ASK EMMA by Sheryl Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"An average tale that's most likely to appeal to female grade schoolers who might yet believe that this is an accurate depiction of middle school. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Seventh-grader Emma Woods decides to start an advice blog at school since she's already adept at meddling. Read full book review >
THE MISSING BASEBALL by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Wholesome, uncomplicated fare for the younger Matt Christopher crowd. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Lupica kicks off a new series starring a pair of 8-year-old twins who solve sports-themed mysteries. Read full book review >

ALL SUMMER LONG by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A coming-of-age story as tender and sweet as a summer evening breeze. (Graphic fiction. 10-14)"
Summer adventures begin when Bina accidentally locks herself out of her house in Larson's newest middle-grade graphic novel. Read full book review >
EVERY MONTH IS A NEW YEAR by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A visually and sonically stunning introduction to the importance of appreciating time and the change of seasons throughout the world: a multicultural gem. (Picture book/poetry. 4-12)"
The passing of the year celebrated round the world through verse and collage. Read full book review >
LA FRONTERA by Deborah Mills
Released: May 1, 2018

"A timely, necessary read. (appendix) (Picture book. 8-11)"
Co-authors Mills and Alva demystify la frontera in this autobiographical tale based on Alva's childhood journey with his father from Mexico to Texas. Read full book review >
CHAVO THE INVISIBLE by Lee Nordling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"An exuberant, delightful underdog's tale. (Graphic adventure. 5-9)"
Crafty Chavo outsmarts the other team in an otherworldly game of capture the flag. Read full book review >
EAT THIS! by Andrea Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Copious kid-friendly information on a vitally important topic, stylishly presented, makes this book essential. Knowledge is power. (sources, glossary, author interview) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A comprehensive compilation of fast-food marketing practices aimed at youth and ways kids can recognize and combat them. Read full book review >
HOW SWEET THE SOUND by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"An enriching picture of a hymn that has touched hearts over centuries and across the world. (author's note, further reading, listening, and viewing) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
In rhyming verse, Weatherford depicts the origin and longevity of the hymn "Amazing Grace." Read full book review >
HOW TO TRICK THE TOOTH FAIRY by Erin Danielle Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A fun read for every young practical jokester who fantasizes about meeting their match. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A trickster girl goes head-to-head with the Tooth Fairy in this wild tale by a co-author of the Dork Diaries. 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 >