CHARLIE & MOUSE by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A top-notch early reader, with words and art in perfect step. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Two brothers create four fine and loopy entertainments to fill their day. Read full book review >
CROCODILE TEARS by André François
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 11, 2017

"It's a gorgeous physical book, but perhaps it's best for adult collectors rather than children. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
The term "crocodile tears" explained in a fanciful illustrated story. Read full book review >

DREAM MAGIC by Joshua Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Gothic repast for connoisseurs of tenebrous tales, dark arts, and black eyeliner. (map, cast of characters, illustrations) (Fantasy. 9-13)"
After the murder of her immediate family by a jealous uncle, 13-year-old Lady Lilith "Lily" Shadow of Gehenna's Castle Gloom was handed the reins of royal rule in Shadow Magic (2016). Read full book review >
ALONG THE RIVER by Vanina Starkoff
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 11, 2017

"A feel-good journey of a picture book. (Picture book. 4-adult)"
A visual metaphor for life's journey presents a sunny, hopeful vision of both self-determination and community in this Brazilian import. Read full book review >
ICE BOY by David Ezra Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"It misses the mark—skip it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From chunk of ice to evaporation and back again, a young ice cube decides to break away from his ice tray to see what's beyond his destined outcome. Read full book review >

PRINCESS AND THE PEAS by Rachel Himes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Dedicated to 'black families everywhere,' this heartwarming story, with its fairy-tale tone, will have broad appeal. (author's note, recipe) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Debut author and illustrator Himes reimagines the classic fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea" and sets her story in an African-American community in the mid-1950s. Read full book review >
THE INVISIBLE CAT! by Pip Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Readers will wish that they had a kitty to blame their misdeeds on when they've acted…naughty. (Fiction. 6-9)"
How much mischief can an invisible cat cause? Plenty, if that cat is Squishy McFluff. Read full book review >
ONE HUNDRED SPAGHETTI STRINGS by Jen Nails
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Nails serves up a platter of tender, poignant goodies, but the resolution, or lack thereof, on some key questions raised may be a bit hard to swallow for young readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Is your family a well-catered, fancy meal? Or is it more like a cafeteria food fight? Finding the kernel of truth about her family's simmering secrets sets one girl up with a recipe for confusion. Read full book review >
TIDE POOL SECRETS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid choice for those who live near or are interested in tide pools. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap book explores tide pools. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >