KING LOUIE'S SHOES by D.J.  Steinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Young readers will kick up their heels at such frivolity. (biographical facts) (Picture book/biography. 3-8)"
Steinberg and Neubecker go for baroque in this tale of Louis XIV. Read full book review >
THE SECRET INGREDIENT by Lauren McLaughlin
Released: July 11, 2017

"A recipe for storytime fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mitzi Tulane, preschool detective, is back, and this time she's got helpers. Read full book review >

THE AFRICAN ORCHESTRA by Wendy Hartmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2017

"A magical tour of the natural wonders of the African continent tied with a celebration of the cultural foundations of African people who mined these sounds to create beautiful music. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In simple and magical verse, Hartmann transports readers to the beautiful landscapes of Africa with a celebration of African music and instruments and the accompanying splendid natural sounds that birthed them. Read full book review >
CAN YOU FIND MY ROBOT'S ARM? by Chihiro Takeuchi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A robo-pleaser. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this English-language debut, intricate cut-paper silhouettes illustrate a one-armed robot's search for its missing limb. Read full book review >
SECOND GRADE HOLDOUT by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A new look at an age-old fact: change is hard but maybe not as hard as what one might imagine. (Picture book. 5-9)"
After a rocky period in first grade (First Grade Dropout, 2015), the same anxious blond, white boy decides not to advance to second grade. Read full book review >

RACE! by Sue Fliess
by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Edwardian Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Energetic automotive fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wacky racers zoom through an unconventional course. Who will win? Read full book review >
LMNO PEA-QUEL  by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Perhaps these peas have simply pea-tered out. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Baker's industrious pea-ple are back for a fifth tour, this time delivering an A-to-Z look at work and play. Read full book review >
DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"As with most books about the awesomeness of reading, this is most likely to appeal to children who are already excited about books, but it makes for an agreeable affirmation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris—a light-blue cartoon dinosaur who adores reading books—eventually wins over her skeptical, action-oriented brothers. Read full book review >
SOMEONE LIKE ME by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An inspiring choice for fertile young minds trying to find their voices by seeing the world around them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When does someone truly learn the gift of writing and storytelling? Newbery Medalist MacLachlan takes her trademark elegant writing to the picture-book level with this semiautobiographical charmer. Read full book review >
HECTOR THE COLLECTOR by Emily Beeny
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sweet and child-sensitive addition to any picture-book collection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hector and his classmates learn about collecting. Read full book review >
HOW IT FEELS TO BE A BOAT by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"While the topic may seem a bit mature or daunting for very young readers, the story has such quirky sparkle that even if readers don't quite get its meaning, they will be delighted with its sense of playfulness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the metaphor of a boat on a journey, this second-person story celebrates the richness and possibility of living. Read full book review >
SUPER MANNY STANDS UP! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"With great read-aloud potential, this story could be used by both parents and teachers to introduce concepts of courage and standing up to bullies from the youngest preschoolers up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This charming story marries the mania for superheroes with a potent anti-bullying message, making it an apt tale for present times. 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 >