THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART by Laura Geringer Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"This book is full of heartache and rare smiles, but that is because it is achingly real. (Fiction. 8-13)"
At the start of her eighth-grade year, Briana's father suddenly dies due to a rare heart problem, and now all kinds of responsibilities rest on her shoulders. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Kids will close this book energized and empowered; this has great potential for classrooms and youth groups as well as individual activists. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
At a time when youth activism is at its peak, many young people are searching for ways to best contribute to making the world a better place. Read full book review >

WALKING IS A WAY OF KNOWING by Madhuri Ramesh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2018

"Like many oral folktales, the stories meander, but here the craft is also in perfect synchrony with its content: 'Good forest people are curious,' says Padma. 'We constantly explore.' (Folktales. 8-12)"
A lyrical, dreamy picture storybook of five interlocking outings among the Kadar adivasi (indigenous) community in the Anamalai hills in southern India. Read full book review >
SUNNY by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Another literary pacesetter that will leave Reynolds' readers wanting more. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sunny Lancaster is a home-schooled almost-13-year-old torn between duty to run and passion for dance in the latest compulsively readable installment of Reynolds' lauded Track series.
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CHARLIE AND FROG by Karen Kane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An enjoyable read that artfully mixes adventure, heart, and cultural competence. (Mystery. 7-12)"
A hearing boy and his deaf friend use ASL, gondolas, and the Dewey decimal system to solve a mystery in Kane's debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

THE CROOKED CASTLE by Sarah Jean Horwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"Improbabilities notwithstanding, anyone who enjoyed the first book will be delighted by this suspenseful series entry. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An erstwhile magician's assistant and a renegade faerie princess investigate a steampunk circus in this fantasy follow-up to The Wingsnatchers (2017). Read full book review >
CAMP PANDA by Catherine Thimmesh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A timely, uplifting story. (photos, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Deforestation, poaching, pollution, human overpopulation, and climate change have severely damaged the habitats and population of giant pandas in their native China, but government-supported conservation efforts are helping bring back a species that is considered a national treasure. Read full book review >
LIBRARY ON WHEELS by Sharlee Glenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An ennobling portrait of a pioneer who took the library out of its walls and to the public. (source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 8-12)"
Anyone who has enjoyed the services of a bookmobile can thank a dedicated, visionary librarian named Mary Lemist Titcomb. Read full book review >
THE LAST BATTLE by Justin Larocca Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"An interestingly unconventional amalgamation of tropes and genre. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
In this trilogy closer, two superhero brothers and their magical friends face their nefarious foe for the ultimate battle. Read full book review >
THE UNFLUSHABLES by Ron Bates
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A gold-plated chain puller for readers in alimentary grades. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In a tale aswirl with potty humor, a young hero plunges into danger to save his town and the world from an evil sewer—er, supervillain. Read full book review >
YOU GO FIRST by Erin Entrada Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A well-crafted, entertaining call for middle schoolers to find their voices and remain accountable in shaping their own social spheres. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Preteens Charlotte Lockard and Ben Boxer enjoy an ongoing online Scrabble feud, each vying for word-game domination, while they both silently struggle with middle school social catastrophes and crumbling family infrastructures. Read full book review >
RESCUE by Jessie Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A satisfying read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Vermont farm girl's new friend fights for animal rights. 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 >