THE MIRROR IN MOMMY'S HOUSE / THE MIRROR IN DADDY´S HOUSE  by Luis Amavisca
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2017

"Appealing—if not groundbreaking—reassurance for children of divorce. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child reflects on the houses of his separated parents in this dos-à-dos book. Read full book review >
NOAH'S ARK by Owen Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2017

"Engaging material for little ones embarking on their relationships with God. (Board book. 1-2)"
The Bible tale in board-book format. Read full book review >

THE STORY OF SPACE by Catherine Barr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2017

"Prospective space tourists should have no trouble finding a more reliable travel guide. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Barr and Williams present 13.8 billion years of cosmic history, from the Big Bang to the International Space Station and, possibly soon, flights beyond. Read full book review >
100 STEPS FOR SCIENCE by Lisa Jane Gillespie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2017

"A broad if somewhat arbitrary survey, more suitable for casual browsing than systematic study. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
One hundred watershed discoveries and developments in science and technology. 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 >

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 >
A LETTER TO MY TEACHER by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A valuable lesson in empathy, internalized and paid forward. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The titular letter reveals how a second-grade teacher effected positive changes in the life of a behaviorally challenged child. Read full book review >
OLD MACDONALD'S THINGS THAT GO by Jane Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A great singalong that proves that Old MacDonald still has new tricks. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Turns out there's more than a moo-moo here and a moo-moo there on Old MacDonald's farm. Read full book review >
THE BANANA-LEAF BALL by Katie Smith Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This outside-looking-in depiction of the power of play to bridge new relationships in Burundi serves as a universal lesson that all readers can draw on. (Picture book. 7-11)"
In this heartwarming tale, readers take a trip to the refugee camps of Tanzania to see how play can transform fear, conflict, and distrust into empathy, tolerance, and teamwork. Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T BE TOO CAREFUL! by Roger Mello
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Complex and provocative, this Brazilian import will intrigue readers who like puzzles and frustrate those who don't. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Like the handle on a windup toy that moves clockwise until it stops and spins in reverse, the 2014 Hans Christian Anderson Award winner manipulates a chain of actions and consequences—and then imagines the momentum flowing backward with entirely different outcomes. Read full book review >
THE FLEATASTICS by Lisa Desimini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Kids enjoying the intricate visuals won't worry that the story doesn't make much sense. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's "the greatest show on dogs!" Read full book review >
MAGIC IN THE CITY by Heather Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A satisfying, old-fashioned-feeling magical adventure. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Eleven-year-old Jake and 6-year-old Simon, Canadian brothers, acquire three magic objects that enable them to help themselves and several other people. 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 >