THE ELEPHANT'S GARDEN by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Readers who can get over the story's peculiar device will find a fine tale about the importance of keeping secrets and the dangers of greed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Who or what is eating the best fruits in Jasmine's garden? Read full book review >
DEEP IN THE FOREST by Josef Antòn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A pleaser for younger lovers of animals and visual puzzles alike. (visual index) (Board book. 2-5)"
In a series of forest scenes, dozens of animals hiding within foliage, in treetops, underwater, and belowground challenge sharp-eyed viewers to pick them out. Read full book review >

MUTANT MANTIS LUNCH LADIES! by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"'Freakity freaking freakiness!' (to quote Carlos) on a high and gleeful level. (Horror. 8-10)"
Seasoned fourth-grade monster hunters Carlos and Benny find heaping helpings of horror in the lunchroom. Read full book review >
TRICKED by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The whimsical Grimm reboot continues. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After her sister is arrested and hauled off to Fairy Tale Reform School, 12-year-old Gilly Cobbler seizes the opportunity to return to her alma mater only to find it changed under its new management. Read full book review >
NOISY NIGHT by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Story after story of silly surprises and sounds. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Apartment occupants crane their necks and wonder what's making all the ruckus, while readers, conveyed up from floor to floor, get a voyeuristic view inside each apartment and see exactly what's making all that noise. Read full book review >

JOIN THE RESISTANCE by Ben Acker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"An incomplete character arc makes this outing less than satisfying. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Mattis Banz dreams of one day joining the Resistance to defeat the First Order, a looming post-Empire threat. Read full book review >
ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid introduction to a charismatic founding father. (timeline, chapter notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The contributions and eventful life of founding father Alexander Hamilton are examined and explained. Read full book review >
YELLOW DOG by Miriam Körner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Heartwarming and optimistic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jeremy and his best friend, Justin, seem inseparable until Jeremy's newfound interest in dogs and a mysterious old man threaten their friendship. Read full book review >
BEEP BEEP BEEP  TIME FOR SLEEP! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Four-wheeled fun, if a little unbalanced. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The big trucks work hard all day, and at night they sleep, just like us. Read full book review >
TOW-TRUCK PLUCK by Annie M.G. Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Young fans of Pippi Longstocking will admire this budding eco-warrior, both for his independence and his determination to help others in need. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a set of popular tales from a Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning author, a young lad arrives in town with nothing but a tow truck and finds a home as well as friends both human and animal. Read full book review >
THE PANTS PROJECT by Cat Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A fine addition to LGBTQ children's literature. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a few months, Liv effects a major change in his new middle school's antiquated dress code while simultaneously acquiring the courage to come out as transgender. Read full book review >
ROUND by Joyce Sidman
Kirkus Star
by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A serene invitation to see and to think about both shape and concept. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A celebration of all things round—mostly in nature but also beneath a cozy blanket, in a circle of friends, encircled by loving arms. 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 >