GRUMPY MONKEY by Suzanne Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Though Jim may have been grumpy because a chimp's an ape and not a monkey, readers will enjoy and maybe learn from his journey. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a wonderful day in the jungle, so why's Jim Panzee so grumpy? Read full book review >
OCEAN MEETS SKY by Terry Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A stunning, dreamlike voyage into the heart of a child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy adventures into a fantastical realm, where ocean meets sky and the spirit of his grandfather lives on. Read full book review >

LET'S GO ABC! by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"There are lots of vehicle-themed alphabet books, but very few are as all-inclusive as this one is. Despite the one flaw, this book soars. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Here's another ABC devoted to "Things That Go." Read full book review >
A CARD FOR MY FATHER by Samantha Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"The beginning of a needed story. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A child confronts feelings of exclusion and loss on Father's Day. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A charming piece of environmental good news for storytime. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Ken Nedimeyer's brilliant idea and his work to restore troubled coral reefs. Read full book review >

HOW TO GROW HAPPINESS by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Like Jerome's, its heart is in the right place. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of his forest friends, gnome Jerome learns a valuable lesson about happiness—or maybe gardening. Read full book review >
RUBY IN THE RUINS by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A sweet celebration of familial love. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Ruby and her mother have survived the London Blitz together; now Ruby must adjust to the return of her father. Read full book review >
KEITH THE CAT WITH THE MAGIC HAT by Sue Hendra
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A silly romp that does some subtly hard lifting. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Ice cream cone…or magic hat? Read full book review >
A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A pretty, introductory survey. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Twenty animals and their sometimes-unusual ways of sheltering themselves are presented in full-color watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >
A FROG'S LIFE by Irene Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A solid addition to the nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Welcome to the wide world of frogs! Read full book review >
HEDGEHOG! by Ashlyn Anstee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"An easily applicable allegory full of dreamy bigheartedness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Winter is closing in, and one selfish soul is not opening his door to those in need of shelter. Read full book review >
DAD BY MY SIDE by Soosh
Kirkus Star
by Soosh, illustrated by Soosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Indeed, with a dad like this by a child's side, there is little that cannot be accomplished. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In her debut, Soosh celebrates the bond between a father and his daughter. 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 >