PEASPROUT CHEN by Henry Lien
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An ambitious debut that may leave some readers scrambling to keep pace. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A 14-year-old girl intends to become a legend of wu liu, the "beautiful and deadly art of martial skating!" Read full book review >
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by William Shakespeare
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An enticing entree to the glories of Shakespeare's verse. (index) (Picture book/poetry. 10-14)"
In the fifth installment of the illuminating Poetry for Kids series, the spotlight shifts from U.S. luminaries—Dickinson, Whitman, Sandburg, Frost—across the Atlantic to perhaps the most famous writer of English. Read full book review >

THE TRIUMPHANT TALE OF THE HOUSE SPARROW by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Superbly designed nonfiction with a powerful environmental message. (map, glossary, list of adaptive species, resources, references) (Informational picture book. 9-14)"
An examination of perhaps "the most despised bird in human history!" Read full book review >
A JOURNEY THROUGH ART by Aaron Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Misleadingly titled but broader in scope and less Eurocentric than standard surveys. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A world tour featuring select highlights of human culture, from 37,000-year-old rock paintings to modern murals and architecture. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Immersive, though the pitch is definitely at browsing dippers and flippers. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A wide-ranging sampler of records, stats, stars, highlights, lowlights, sidelights, and general baseball talk. Read full book review >

UNTIL TOMORROW, MR. MARSWORTH by Sheila O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Moving and thought-provoking for middle-grade readers. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the summer of 1968, Reenie Kelly learns about the costs of war and peaceful opposition. Read full book review >
SCARLETT HART by Marcus Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Fun for a spooky night, anchored by likable characters and a zippy story. (Graphic horror. 10-14)"
Following the path set by her renowned, deceased parents, young Scarlett Hart battles against monsters, ghouls, and all other kinds of dreadful things. Read full book review >
EBB AND FLOW by Heather T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Heartbreaking—but uplifting. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Following a "rotten bad year," Jett is sent to live with his grandmother in this novel in verse from the author of The Agony of Bun O'Keefe (2017). Read full book review >
TRASH REVOLUTION by Erica Fyvie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"While the book includes some hard-to-follow diagrams, the content is both approachable and interesting, and it leaves readers with a sense of responsibility for the Earth's future. (glossary, index, further information) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
This illustrated nonfiction book covers the environmental impacts and life cycles of different familiar materials such as paper, plastic, metals, as well as the less-familiar space waste. Read full book review >
FOLLOWING BAXTER by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Happily, Kerley's execution matches her ambition, resulting in a highly readable story that pairs a rapid-fire plot with a likable protagonist. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
There is a lot going on in this mystery/sci-fi/coming-of-age adventure about a girl and the charismatic dog next door. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Not for a general audience, this will most likely attract readers already in their element among beakers and Bunsen burners. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This adaptation of a book for adults meanders through the history, uses, and misuses of the periodic table's elements. Read full book review >
BETTER TOGETHER by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Most useful for adults who want to encourage youth groups to engage in social action. (resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Families, friends, communities, social groups, international organizations: these are the social structures that can enable people to lead full, rich lives. 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 >