WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID AT SCHOOL by Refe Tuma
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Better add plastic dinosaurs to the shopping list—kids will want in on the fun. (Picture book. 5-10)"
After demolishing a house with their antics (What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, 2015), the plastic dinosaur toys stow away in a backpack and wreak havoc on a school. Read full book review >
SLEEPING BEAUTY by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This adequate but unnecessary new version could be left sleeping on the shelf. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
This version of the oft-told story opens with a fusty philosophical frontispiece: "Many see Time as a friend, and many see Time as a foe. But for a sleeping beauty, Time was a promise." Read full book review >

WOLF PUPS JOIN THE PACK by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bland also-ran trailing a large litter of like-themed pups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A photo album of young wolves running, playing, and growing through their first year. Read full book review >
SHARKS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"There are better fish in the board-book sea. (Board book. 3-4)"
Dramatic stock photos and die-cut tabs are the distinguishing features of this board book. Read full book review >
WALLY WANTS TO HUG by Barbara Joose
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A light dose of problem-solving with a climactic dash of suspense, all tightly wrapped in warm feelings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
His classmates' (understandable) reluctance to accept affectionate squeezes makes Wally the boa constrictor sad. Read full book review >

IF FOUND...PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE TOOTH FAIRY by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An older sibling's loving attitude enables an encouraging approach to a sometimes-stressful scenario. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Anna anticipates the arrival of the Tooth Fairy with her first loose tooth but cannot help thinking that her baby sister, Sophie, must be a tooth fairy-in-training since some astute comparisons can be made between the two. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Inspiring, if agenda driven, and serviceable as a companion or alternative to Heather Lang's Swimming with Sharks, illustrated by Jordi Solano (2016). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. Read full book review >
LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-designed winner for ambitious little pilots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At flight school, Little Plane learns skywriting by practicing "arcs, dives, and loopity-loops." But the last present a particular problem for him, as the circling maneuver makes him dizzy. Read full book review >
OUT! by Arree Chung
by Arree Chung, illustrated by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bouncy nighttime blend of easy graphic novel and almost-wordless picture book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Jo Jo is a babysitter of sorts. She's also a St. Bernard. Read full book review >
THE GREAT HENRY HOPENDOWER by Justin Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ultimately, however, the disconnect between the cheerful illustrations and the serious subject matter is disconcerting and may make it difficult for Henry to find an appreciative audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy performs a magic trick (of a sort) in memory of his grandfather. Read full book review >
LITTLE EXCAVATOR by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An A+ for Little E and his creator. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A petite excavator named Little E finds his place among a crew of full-sized, heavy-construction equipment working together to build a park. 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 >