WAY TOO MANY LATKES by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fun story to share at Hanukkah—especially with the oil in the pan hot and ready for those yummy, crispy, fried holiday treats. (note on Chelm stories) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oy! Only in Chelm could there be such a problem—and such a solution. Read full book review >
AMAZING ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS by Pavla Hanácková
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Neither fish nor fowl….(Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Some readers might be familiar with birds that remove troublesome insects from large animals' hides and maybe with wrasses and other animals that remove parasites from larger fish, but most will not have been exposed to the range of species and complexity of interactions that are described in this innocent-seeming picture book. Read full book review >

DROUGHTS  by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A necessary read in today's climate. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
In this era of climate change (or not, depending upon which politician you listen to) comes an apropos look at droughts. Read full book review >
BLUE CORN SOUP by Caroline Stutson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A mostly delectable choice for late fall/early winter readings. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
On a snowy afternoon, a mouse grandmother's cooking aromas attract the noses of her neighbors. Read full book review >
NERDY BIRDY TWEETS by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Still, cute and clever, and if it gives some prophylactic friendship pointers to children not yet networked, here's hoping they'll remember them. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An unlikely avian friendship is threatened by an obsession with social media in this follow-up to Nerdy Birdy (2015). Read full book review >

MY DOG MOUSE by Eva  Lindström
Kirkus Star
by Eva Lindström, illustrated by Eva Lindström, translated by Julia Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A poignant tale tenderly executed in both illustrations and words. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A white child takes an old dog for a walk in this Swedish import (by way of New Zealand). Read full book review >
WAITING FOR GOLIATH by Antje Damm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An only seemingly simple but endlessly sweet meditation on patience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lone bear enacts one half of a faithful friendship. Read full book review >
WHERE IS GRANDMA? by Peter  Schössow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Artistically educational. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy makes his first visit to a hospital, a fascinating world all its own. Read full book review >
SEE YOU WHEN I SEE YOU by Rose Lagercrantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A story about making life whole—that's also really funny. (Fiction. 5-8)"
The fifth installment in the Swedish early chapter series featuring Dani, a young white girl. Read full book review >
THE ENCHANTED FOREST by Samantha  Chagollan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Though the premise is amiable, the execution is lacking. (Novelty. 3-5)"
Little Red Riding Hood searches for her missing Abuelita all over the forest, encountering many fairy-tale characters and finally happening upon a surprise. Read full book review >
THE SAFARI SET  by Madeleine Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Despite the occasionally ambiguous text, a good, strikingly illustrated conversation starter about animals, their habitats, and our part in protecting these environments. (Board book. 2-5)"
Come for a safari and explore five common animals of Africa's savanna: lion, giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus, and zebra. Read full book review >
SEASHORES by Cathryn Sill
by Cathryn Sill, illustrated by John Sill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the backmatter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
The creators of the About Habitats series add another excellent edition filled with information about various seashore environments around the world. 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 >