CODY AND THE RULES OF LIFE by Trisha Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"These rules come with a powerful subtext that seems to say that theft is wrong, but manipulation may be acceptable. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Big brother Wyatt pays more attention to his new bike than to Cody, who helped assemble it, but when it's stolen, her jealousy turns to empathy—she's just lost something precious herself. 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 >

POPPY LOUISE IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Budding daredevils just may learn Poppy's lesson right alongside her. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fearless young girl thinks she can conquer anything, until one moment leaves her quaking. 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 >

FRUITS IN SUITS by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"These fruits do not make a large enough splash in the pool; for the best fruit in the basket, check out the old favorite, Sexton Freymann and Joost Elffers' How Are You Peeling? (2004). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Chapman (Vegetables in Underwear, 2015) is back with digital illustrations featuring anthropomorphic fruits. 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 >
DREAMING THE BEAR by Mimi Thebo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A romanticized and often implausible story of human and wild that doesn't do justice to either. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A white teenage girl finds acclimating to the Montana wilderness difficult after her life in England until she has a life-changing experience with a grizzly bear. Read full book review >
MY KICKS by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Well-intentioned but ultimately lacking in kid appeal. (Picture book. 5-7)"
They're shredded, stained, and stinky. A New York City kid's favorite sneakers, or "kicks," have lived an action-packed life. 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 >
TAKE YOUR TIME by Eva Furrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A journey of self-discovery in a unique environment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Galápagos tortoise learns that everyone has his or her own appropriate rhythm. 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 >