MINDFUL ME by Whitney Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Teachers may find this well-meaning guide useful, but it won't be top-of-mind for most children. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An earnest introduction to a secular mindfulness practice. Read full book review >
THE WORLD CUP by Matt Doeden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2018

"Mesmerizing. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
The story of the World Cup, crown jewel of international soccer. Read full book review >

GAL GADOT by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"If Gadot is less of a heroine than the character she portrays, this book may convince readers she's close enough. (Biography. 6-12)"
Some authors would find it a challenge to write an entire book about an actress who's played only one really big role, but Sherman makes a case that Gal Gadot has spent her whole life preparing to play Wonder Woman. Read full book review >
DIG IN! by Kari Cornell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Quibbles aside, this engaging volume's strength—homing in on plants' specific regenerative properties—should spark STEM projects and home gardening fun, whether in a backyard or on an apartment windowsill. (glossary, print and web resources, supply sources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In this companion to The Nitty Gritty Gardening Book (2015), Cornell offers 12 gardening projects for preteens, focusing here on the regenerative power of plants and their parts. Read full book review >
THE DOUGHNUT FIX by Jessie Janowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A bit disjointed and episodic, but Tristan is a likable companion. (recipes, business plan, acknowledgements) (Fiction. 8-10)"
Tristan's family has always loved living in New York City, but all that is about to change. Read full book review >

CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"This family story feels like a modern classic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-and-a-half-year-old budding author Cilla Lee-Jenkins returns with her newest work—a Classic, replete with Romance, Adventure, and Drama. Read full book review >
KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE CREATURE FROM CRONG by Andy Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"The setup for Volume 3 at the close means more medieval mischief on the way; cue further chortles. (Humor. 7-10)"
A young king can't stand by when a monster terrorizes a neighboring country…but adventures can be dangerous. Read full book review >
POTIONS & PARAMETERS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"While the coding instruction's as top-notch as ever, in this installment it's interpersonal dynamics and characters that, satisfyingly, take center stage. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
After Robots & Repeats (2017) the heroes code their way into and out of the villainous Dr. One-Zero's clutches. Read full book review >
ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani Chokshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Chokshi comes into her own in this novel, reminding readers of the power of language and of stories. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Aru Shah of Atlanta, Georgia, is a seventh-grader and social misfit. Read full book review >
FOX MAGIC by Beverley Brenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"A book in which purpose and art intertwine successfully. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Chance Devlin, 12, entered a suicide pact with two of her friends. Her friends followed through. She did not. Read full book review >
ROBOTS AND DRONES by Mairghread Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"A lighthearted, enjoyable introduction to a fascinating subject. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This latest entry in the graphic-nonfiction series Science Comics introduces readers to the history of robotics and explains what is and what is not a robot. Read full book review >
THE UN-FRIENDSHIP BRACELET by Martha Maker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Inviting, sweet, and timely. (Fiction. 5-9)"
A friendship story kicks off a brand-new chapter-book series. 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 >