SUN DOG by Deborah Kerbel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2018

"Juno may be a puppy in the Arctic Circle, but children everywhere will relate to her. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At the top of the world in the Arctic Circle, a young sled dog, Juno, seeks adventure. Read full book review >
GIFTS OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2018

"The artistic condescension and incongruities make this a marginal offering at best. (further information) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
On Dec. 12, 1531, in newly colonized Mexico City, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Aztec farmer, Juan Diego, and spoke to him in Nahuatl, his native language, telling him to ask the bishop to build her church. Read full book review >

BABY DINOSAUR by Clare Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Nature, plush in tooth and claw. (Pop-up board book. 1-3)"
Baby T. rex goes looking for his mommy. Read full book review >
BABY LOVES CODING! by Ruth Spiro
Released: June 5, 2018

"Leave this developmentally inappropriate title on the shelf. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board book for the toddlers of Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average. Read full book review >
I'M SAD by Michael Ian Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Happy to see such a well-done feelings book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bibliotherapy done right. Read full book review >

HOW TALL WAS A T. REX? by Alison Limentani
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A terrific introduction to the ups and downs of measurement as well as relative scale. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Based on current fossil evidence, as tall as 10 velociraptors—or one giraffe. Read full book review >
BABIES NURSE / ASÍ SE ALIMENTAN LOS BEBÉS by Phoebe Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A sweet book marred by its Spanish translation. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
This bilingual (English/Spanish) book showcases different baby mammals all sharing one common trait: They are all nursing from their mothers. Read full book review >
OFF & AWAY by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Facing your fears is rarely done with such beguiling whimsy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jo must find the courage to set sail on the perilous sea when her father takes ill. Read full book review >
SWIM BARK RUN by Brian Boyle
Released: June 5, 2018

"Preachy but cheerful. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Three canine friends encourage one another to complete a dog-oriented triathlon. Read full book review >
DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Lê's compelling storyline is propelled forward by Santat's illustrations, each capturing both the universal longing to connect and the joy of sharing the creative process. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The power of art takes center stage in this cleverly titled story of a Thai-speaking grandfather connecting to his assimilated American grandson. Read full book review >
VERNON IS ON HIS WAY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Cleverly bringing the narrative full circle, Stead has crafted a caring community where sadness is mitigated by quiet kindnesses and an unhurried joy in nature—a fruitful model. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The compassionate toad who stole readers' hearts in A Home for Bird (2012) now appears in a long-form picture book with three chapters. Read full book review >
THE BEAR IN MY BED by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Though gratifying for fans of the illustrator's art, this bear doesn't otherwise quite earn its space in the bed. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The protagonist of Wan's The Whale in My Swimming Pool (2015) returns to find another surprise. 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 >