MR. TANNER by Harry Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"There's inspiration in the refrain: 'He didn't know how well he sang. It just made him whole.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of Chapin's songs is brought to life in this book about facing criticism. Read full book review >
LADYBUG GIRL AND HER PAPA by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Adult readers may wonder how long Ladybug Girl can keep up the cosplay, but older toddlers will, nonetheless, be pleased to see the beloved character in cozy scenes. (Board book. 2-4)"
The polka-dot-winged and red-clad heroine of the Ladybug Girl picture-book and board-book series enjoys exploring a variety of activities with her father throughout the day. Read full book review >

BOW-WOW-MEOW by Blanca  Lacasa
by Blanca Lacasa, illustrated by Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fabio is not your ordinary dog. Read full book review >
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE TOOTH FAIRY  by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"This origin story from Spain makes just as much sense as a single tiny fairy doing all the work—possibly more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who could have guessed that the tooth fairy has "secret assistants"? Read full book review >
WHO COUNTS? by Amy-Jill Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2017

"An unusual and creative interpretation of the three parables, offering the satisfying conclusion that each person (or sheep or coin) matters and should be counted. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Three parables of Jesus from the Christian Bible are retold with modern-day settings and characters. Read full book review >

THE 5 MISFITS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"The concept of multiple intelligences takes a joy ride. (Picture book. 4-10)"
What will happen when five bizarre creatures, all cohabiting an equally topsy-turvy house, are visited by the Perfect One? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Both appealing and useful for expectant mothers who already have children. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
A month-by-month explanation of fetal development from the fertilization of the egg to just after delivery of a newborn baby. Read full book review >
LANDS OF LONG AGO by A.J. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Eye-opening discoveries await readers who think wheelbarrows, eyeglasses, street signs, and forks have always been around. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ten scenes from Neolithic Britain to the "golden age of piracy" are laced with anachronisms for alert young historians to spot. Read full book review >
WADE'S WIGGLY ANTLERS by Louise Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A valuable lesson, nicely and sympathetically delivered. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young deer worries about losing his antlers but learns it's just a part of growing up. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"An entertaining journey for viewers with few years or short attention spans. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Follow a series of subterranean mazes to a dragon's lair—using map coordinates, collecting tokens, and spotting small designated items along the way. Read full book review >
GO SLEEP IN YOUR OWN BED by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A pleasant bedtime tale and effortless read-aloud with a cuddly, quiet end. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's bedtime on the farm, but no one seems to want to sleep in the proper place. Read full book review >
DINGUS by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Heartfelt if not groundbreaking. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An 11-year-old boy feels as though everything around him—his best friend, his parents, his world—is changing. And it sucks. 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 >