CHEF ROY CHOI AND THE STREET FOOD REMIX by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A vibrant, life-affirming tribute to a chef and his city. (authors' notes, illustrator's note, bibliography, resources, biographies) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The third installment in the Food Heroes series presents Roy Choi and the Los Angeles street-food scene. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE EXILE by Jeanette S. Arakawa
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"These are experiences that need to be remembered, though Arakawa's are not as compellingly related as other novels or personal accounts of the travesty. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A child of Japanese immigrants looks back on her World War II-era experiences in internment camps and afterward. Read full book review >

IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >
SHAKE, WIGGLE & ROLL by Carli Davidson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Will delight kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A kinetic catalog of canine activities. Read full book review >
NEW YORK CITY MONSTERS by Anne  Paradis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"While the book may prove a frustrating search-and-find experience for little ones, youngsters will enjoy the familiar scenes, whether they be residents or recent visitors. (Board book. 2-4)"
Friendly monsters play a game of hide-and-seek with readers among the landmarks of New York City. Read full book review >

WILLOW AND THE WEDDING by Denise Brennan-Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"A well-meaning but anodyne picture book for the post-gay-marriage era that doesn't imagine what could come next. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Following her eponymous debut (2008), Willow's second adventure is gay—as in happy and as in, well, gay. Read full book review >
LITTLE SISTER RABBIT GETS LOST by Ulf Nilsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Whether read during the day or at bedtime, this consoling story of adventure, getting lost, and sibling rescue will create good feelings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Sister Rabbit has some freedom, but she's not ready for total independence. Read full book review >
MACY MCMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS by Shari Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Macy's life lessons are realistic and illuminating; that she is deaf adds yet another dimension to an already powerful tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Macy, a deaf sixth-grader who attends a mainstream school with an interpreter, faces enormous challenges, as her mother will soon marry, necessitating a move to her new stepdad's house. Read full book review >
BLUE SKY, YELLOW KITE by Janet A.  Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Conscience wins out, in the end, as does the willingness to forgive that waging peace requires. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A neighbor's soaring, swooping fish kite touches off a sharp conflict between desire and conscience in a young girl. Read full book review >
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2017

"While repeated readings won't offer surprise, squeals of laughter are assured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The story opens with the trope of a longed-for child and has as many twists as a pig's tail. Read full book review >
A FACE LIKE GLASS by Frances Hardinge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 10, 2017

"Madcap, mysterious, magical, and meaty: like Grandible's cheeses, this may cause visions—or just make your head explode (with delight). Don't miss it. (Fantasy. 10-adult)"
A new-old book from Hardinge (published in the U.K. in 2012 but only now arriving stateside) balancing wit and wonder with a dose of big thoughts. Read full book review >
IMAGINE THE MOON by Gerald Fierst
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2017

"Skip the poems and enjoy the cheerful artwork and entertaining prose. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From January's Wolf Moon to December's Cold Moon, a survey of moon monikers. 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 >