THE LONELY MAILMAN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A loving tribute to problem-solvers, quarrel menders, and peacemakers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A solitary mail carrier brings more than just letters to a forest community. Read full book review >
GO FOR LIFTOFF! by Dave Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"As Williams puts it (and he should know), 'the gain is totally worth the pain!' (further reading) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
A former astronaut lays out the personal qualities, preparation, and training required to join the select group of those who have traveled into space. Read full book review >

RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A welcome throwback to the way recess should be. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Update that cootie shot: zombies have taken over the playground. Read full book review >
10 ROUTES THAT CROSSED THE WORLD by Gillian Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A mostly satisfying mix of history and geography for the curious armchair traveler. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A broad picture of roads and trails from many parts of the world and many eras. Read full book review >
ON DUCK POND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Another fine entry for a 'sense of wonder' collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The splash and chatter of a raft of ducks temporarily disrupts the peace of a wildlife-filled pond. Read full book review >

SKYFISHING by Gideon Sterer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A sweet tale of how the power of play helps an elder adjust to a new life. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A grandfather moves in with his children in a city apartment and, with the help of his granddaughter, finds a new way to continue his passion. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"There's a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably. (maps, diagrams, recommended reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
A cartoon history of the tumultuous 450-year period in Chinese history known as the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms." Read full book review >
PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"This indeed should please the bees! (Picture book. 4-8)"
From his morning toast with honey to a last cup of tea with honey at bedtime, Benedict's fondness for the sticky stuff defines just about everything he does. Read full book review >
WHAT DADDIES LIKE by Judy Carey Nevin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A pleasing salute to fathers and the time they spend with their children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As a father bear and his cub go through their day together, the text enumerates all the things that daddies like (hint: they are the things the cub likes, too). Read full book review >
YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU by Miguel Tanco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming reminder to stop and smell the roses with a child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In perfect pairings, Tanco's spare illustrations combine with brief text to show all the joys and wonders children introduce to their parents' lives. Read full book review >
THINGS TO DO WITH DAD by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With some imagination, even chores can be fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A to-do list sure can be a drag. Read full book review >
LITTLE CAPTAIN JACK  by Alicia Acosta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2017

"Themes of diversity and self-esteem not only fill the sails, but keep firm grasp of the wheel in this nautical caper. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate captain so tiny he can be stuffed in a rival captain's pocket discovers that greatness can come in any size or shape. 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 >