KINGS OF THE CASTLE by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A marvelous journey worth taking. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two creatures build a fantastical world together, forging a lifelong friendship. Read full book review >
SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >

ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. Read full book review >
MARTÍ'S SONG FOR FREEDOM / MARTÍ Y SUS VERSOS POR LA LIBERTAD  by Emma Otheguy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"In bringing an important life back into the conversation during divided political times, this book spotlights a steadfast hero and brilliant writer still worth admiring today. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Weaving in work from poet and Cuban freedom fighter José Martí, Otheguy presents a sensitive portrayal of the revolutionary. Read full book review >
LILY'S CAT MASK by Julie Fortenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Shy and confident children alike will enjoy this story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Small, brown-skinned Lily is able to navigate her world more easily when she wears a cat mask. Read full book review >

STACK THE CATS by Susie Ghahremani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Thanks to its gentle inconsistencies, this is a book that can expand children's thought processes. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Counting from one to 10 is the usual math activity in simple picture books, but this one takes on other mathematical operations, too. Read full book review >
HEY, BOY by Benjamin Strouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Luminous. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy meets a dog, and together they embark on a friendship that endures separation, age, and reunion. Read full book review >
TOUCANS, TOO by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Wonderfully wacky. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Cockatoos and their toucan buddies (Cockatoo, Too, 2015) are once again the stars of a wacky adventure. Read full book review >
THREE PENNIES by Melanie Crowder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A beautifully written and thoroughly modern family breaking-and-making story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
As tectonic plates shift underneath San Francisco, 11-year-old Marin rearranges the spaces in her own heart for the woman who wants to be her mother. Read full book review >
THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A multiethnic group of five children plants and cares for their own neighborhood garden in a city setting. Read full book review >
T. VEG by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"'Because they know it's true… / The best thing in the world is being happy being you!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reg loves to munch the veg—unfortunately he's a T. Rex. Read full book review >
WORDPLAY by Ivan Brunetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Praiseworthy! (Early reader. 6-8)"
Fun with compound words defines this early reader. 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 >