TUCKER GRIZZWELL'S WORST WEEK EVER by Bill Schorr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"For fans of the funny papers—and goodness knows, there are many. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)"
A middle school-age bear has a tough week. Read full book review >
HENRY AND THE CHALK DRAGON by Jennifer Trafton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"What's meant to be a romp through a boy's imagination occasionally feels more prescription than fun. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Henry Penwhistle knows he is the only one who can save the world, or at least his school, from his artwork. Read full book review >

ROYCE ROLLS by Margaret Stohl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A smart, satirical edge separates this Hollywood chick-lit from many others. (Fiction. 12-18)"
White high school senior Bentley Royce's reality TV world and her family are falling apart. There's no promise of another season for Rolling with the Royces, but can Bent make this one a record-setter and keep her family together? Read full book review >
DOWN TO EARTH by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask of this unaffected piece of work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A global survey of small-scale food production, with kids pitching in with the everyday chores. Read full book review >
MOBY DICK by Philip Edwards
adapted by Philip Edwards, illustrated by Adam Horsepool
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Other recent illustrated versions outsail this superficial recasting. (Picture book. 10-12)"
Shadowy pictures of larger-than-life figures cast atmospheric gloom over this summary version of the classic. Read full book review >

VIETNAM WAR by Stuart Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A powerful and illuminating overview of the war in Vietnam even though the facts fly like the detonation of an antipersonnel mine. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Murray provides a fact-filled tour d'horizon of the wars suffered by Vietnam from World War II to the Paris Peace Accords. Read full book review >
CHEESUS WAS HERE by J.C. Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"May cause some laughs. (Fiction. 12-15)"
When Jesus appears…in your cheese. Read full book review >
ESCAPE FROM LION'S HEAD by Devon Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A compelling page-turner with depth. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a futuristic city where the wealthy live in high towers above the poisonous air and citizens are entertained by death matches between hybridized animals, two teens defy the government in hopes of changing their world. Read full book review >
SPEED OF LIFE by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Complex characters and a strong voice make this one stand out. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With the first anniversary of her mother's death quickly approaching, 14-year-old Sofia finds herself full of questions with nowhere to turn for answers. Read full book review >
MARS ONE by Jonathan Maberry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Maberry wins with his on-the-spot dialogue, and his characters grace the page with ease. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
It ain't easy to get to Mars. Read full book review >
ASHES TO ASHEVILLE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Some readers may feel that the resolution comes a mite too easily, but most will enjoy the journey and be pleased when Fella's family figures out how to come together in a new way. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sisters make an unauthorized expedition to their former hometown and in the process bring together the two parts of their divided family. Read full book review >
THE FOOTBALL GIRL by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Tessa's ferocious competitiveness is appealing, though her ambivalence about football gives the lie to the determined-looking girl on the cover. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Whether a girl might want to play football is the thread that holds together this dual narrative of a sports novel and a budding romance, told in alternating voices by the two sweethearts. 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 >