KATE WARNE, PINKERTON DETECTIVE by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A cinematic treatment of derring-do and yet another testament to the importance of women in the historical evolution of the United States. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Moss tackles an important incident in the life of Kate Carter—aka Kate Warne—the first female professional private detective in the United States. Read full book review >
THE CLUE IN THE PAPYRUS SCROLL by Dee Garretson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"On go the Aldens from one exotic locale to the next, through experiences more exciting than dangerous. (cast gallery, afterword, bio of original author) (Adventure. 8-10)"
Mysteries thicken around the Alden children's mission to return a trove of stolen artifacts in this updated reboot of the classic series. Read full book review >

YOGA FOR YOU by Rebecca Rissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Like most yogis it's not perfect—but it's an economical and nonthreatening way to begin a yoga practice. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Clean layout, swirly page decorations, simple explanations, and a friendly tone will help this title find its preteen audience. Read full book review >
GENEVIEVE'S WAR by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An engrossing story that examines the nature of character and maturity while putting a young girl at the center of action and suspense. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An American teenage girl gets to play a role in the Resistance movement after she impulsively stays in Alsace, France, just before World War II begins. Read full book review >
BLOOD MOON by Chris Kreie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A superfast, sturdy-enough creep show. (Horror. 10-14)"
A group of teens tries to survive a spooky night. Read full book review >

REVENGE OF THE STAR SURVIVORS by Michael Merschel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Touching despite contrivances, and readers will find themselves rooting for Clark, Les, and Ricki. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Clark Sherman's life is sent into upheaval after his dad's promotion leads to a cross-country move he doesn't want to make. Read full book review >
ONE BRAVE SUMMER by Kiersi Burkhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good book to hand out to horse-crazy kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school girl reluctantly experiences the therapeutic power of horses during a summer at Quartz Creek Ranch. Read full book review >
THE SIX-DAY HERO by Tammar Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A straightforward vehicle for a single viewpoint of recent history; supplement with other perspectives for a more complete story. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The Six-Day War, told from the point of view of an Israeli seventh-grader in 1967. Read full book review >
NOEL FROM TANZANIA by Mary Duda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Though this first entry is a failure, there's potential here for this series if its producers are willing to immerse themselves. Here's to it. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
First of a series dedicated to children around the world, this photo essay is a well-intentioned snapshot of the life of 8-year-old Noel, growing up in a Tanzanian village near Mount Kilimanjaro. Read full book review >
BRUNO by Catharina Valckx
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Readers and listeners with a taste for the quietly surreal may find this an (almost) perfect option; the rest will find other ways to fill their days, and that's OK. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Bruno, an anthropomorphic cat whose yellow eyeballs and hipster vibe may remind readers of Pete the Cat, recounts experiences with friends new and old in this French import. Read full book review >
LEO, DOG OF THE SEA by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout. (bibliography, further reading.) (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Magellan's 16th-century circumnavigation of the globe is told through the eyes of a ship's dog in this latest installment of the middle-grade Dog Chronicles. Read full book review >
LIFE, LOSS, AND LEMONADE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Short, sweet, and to the point. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the eighth and final book in the Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, the eponymous character turns 15, finishes up ninth grade, and has the entire summer to look forward to. 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 >