SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >
SEA MONKEY & BOB by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A barrel of giggles, exaltation of friendship, and slight science to boot. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sea Monkey (a dapper, bow-tied brine shrimp) and Bob (a green-speckled puffer fish) both face a worrisome underwater plight—density. Read full book review >

HOLLY'S DAY AT THE POOL by Benson Shum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Useful to share with children who are afraid of the water. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink, suburban hippo is afraid to swim. Read full book review >
UGLY CAT & PABLO by Isabel Quintero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Both chapter-book and reluctant readers will go for this one like cats to paletas. (recipe) (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Ugly Cat and Pablo are two tough dudes with hearts of gold and a penchant for miscommunication and (mis)adventure. Read full book review >
WAY PAST BEDTIME by Tara Lazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Forget staying up to wait for Santa Claus. After reading this, kids will clamor to investigate someone a little closer to home. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's not all DJ dance parties and hot-fudge fountains when parents stay up late…or is it? Read full book review >

GIVE BEES A CHANCE by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Even the most bee-phobic readers will have a hard time resisting this swarm of humor and fact. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Following much the same format as in I'm Trying to Love Spiders (2015), Barton makes a strong case for the value of bees. Read full book review >
PLANKTON IS PUSHY by Jonathan Fenske
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"An enjoyable comeuppance. Just don't turn the last page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pesky plankton discovers the secret to being a mussel in Fenske's salute to learning when to clam up. Read full book review >
SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sylvia Mendoza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Definitely on a mission, but some sense of the woman beneath the robes comes through. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
An analytical view of the personal and cultural values that make the Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third woman justice an admirable role model. Read full book review >
REMY SNEAKERS VS. THE ROBO-RATS by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A madcap series opener with a wink or two at some topical themes. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-8)"
When an evil toymaker threatens to release a fleet of robot pigeon spy drones, it's up to urban raccoon Remy to organize and lead the resistance. Read full book review >
EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN by Laura Ellen Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fantastically fun cartoon romp. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In this graphic charmer, an evil penguin, his octopus sidekick, and a cuddly minion take on a diabolical feline. Read full book review >
MAISY'S BUS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Another solid, engaging piece from Maisy and Co. (Board book. 1-3)"
Mouse Maisy drives a green bus to the beach. Read full book review >
ROLLING THUNDER by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A deeply felt if sketchy companion for Eve Bunting's The Wall, illustrated by Ronald Himler (1990), or the plethora of introductions to the Memorial Day holiday. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A tribute to the massive annual motorcycle rally in Washington, D.C., that honors our country's veterans. 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 >