LITTLE WOLF'S FIRST HOWLING by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Visually lovely and sure to be a read-aloud hit; put on some Ella Fitzgerald, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wolf pup tries out his howling technique in this picture book. Read full book review >
PASS IT ON by Sophy Henn
by Sophy Henn, illustrated by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"The ultrapositive verse may seem to be a string of platitudes to some, but encouraging kids to be kind is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny tot knows that if you spread happiness, it will come back to you. Read full book review >

APARTMENT 1986 by Lisa Papademetriou
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"As it moves beyond First World problems, this coming-of-age novel reaches a satisfying depth of character and theme. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Callie is a VERY DEEP philosopher, intent on designing her own positive slogan for mugs and T-shirts. Read full book review >
TOWN IS BY THE SEA by Joanne Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A quiet book that will stay with readers long after they have closed it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The coal mines of Cape Breton in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have closed, but this book recalls a time when generations of men toiled in the mines under the sea. Read full book review >
AWAY by Emil Sher
Kirkus Star
by Emil Sher, illustrated by Qin Leng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Untrammeled and honest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A busy mother and child stay connected with notes as an important separation approaches in Sher and Leng's debut collaboration. Read full book review >

BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. Read full book review >
ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. Read full book review >
KIMMY'S MARVELOUS WIND-CATCHING WONDER by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An upbeat esteem booster and discussion starter. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The eponymous wonder is a rather mundane paper kite, created and eventually flown by Kimmy, a young brown-skinned girl with two long, black braids. Read full book review >
THE END OF THE WILD by Nicole Helget
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Middle-grade readers will find much to think about in this beautifully written story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A struggling family in rural Michigan finds that fracking for natural gas can be positive and negative. Read full book review >
UNCLE HOLLAND by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Austere and quirky, with lots of room for conversations. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A serial thief faces his choice of consequence. Read full book review >
MAGGIE AND THE FLYING HORSE by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A strong series opener for sensitive readers. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A lonely, misunderstood girl who pays enough attention to notice magical creatures must help a tiny, winged horse. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF THE GARDEN by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A gentle, feel-good story about the transforming power of friendship and gardening. (Chinese pronunciation guide) (Fiction. 6-9)"
In this prequel to The Year of the Book (2012), Chinese-American Anna Wang explains how she met her friend Laura. 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 >