HOW DO DINOSAURS LEARN TO READ? by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"An appealing approach, as ever filled with humor and common sense. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In the latest addition to the long-running, bestselling series, Yolen and Teague's rascally dinosaurs learn to read and enjoy books despite their sometimes-inappropriate antics. Read full book review >
A WEREWOLF NAMED OLIVER JAMES by Nicholas John Frith
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"The wolfish pictures are charmingly done, and the basic plot is sure to appeal, but the underpinning metaphor (regardless of intent) makes it difficult to recommend this title without reservations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An energetic young werewolf delights in his speed and strength in this British import. Read full book review >

JACK B. NINJA by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"This ninja leaves no lasting mark, yet it has enough quick rhymes and tricks that it will have young fans requesting repeat visits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child ninja in Japan embarks on his first covert mission in this fractured nursery rhyme. Read full book review >
UNICORN MAGIC by Sabina Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Platitudinous…but pink. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A troubled unicorn wonders what her special power might be. Read full book review >
GERALDINE by Elizabeth Lilly
Released: June 26, 2018

"Perfect for young giraffes—or children—who stand out in the very best of ways and just need to know they're all right exactly how they are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meet Geraldine, a boisterous, dramatic giraffe with a lanky, expressive neck, who is miserable about leaving her giraffe city for a town where she will be the only giraffe. Read full book review >

A DOG NAMED DOUG by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"The combination of a perky, naughty dog and lots of dirt and mud will appeal to kids who like a story of an adventurous pooch. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A large, golden-brown dog named Doug spends all his time and energy digging huge holes and extensive tunnels, with some surprising results. Read full book review >
I JUST ATE MY FRIEND by Heidi McKinnon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Gives 'friend' a disquieting nuance. (Picture book. 5-7)"
On the spur of the moment, anyone can make a mistake. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A LION by Ed Vere
Kirkus Star
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and far between these days. This marvelous book triumphs in that essential job. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A thoughtful lion decides whether he can be something other than fierce in this picture book. Read full book review >
GOODBYE BRINGS HELLO by Dianne White
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"A great read-aloud for any child going through early life changes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A book of firsts and transitions for young kids growing up and becoming more independent. Read full book review >
TA-DA! by Kathy Ellen Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"The only thing better than reading about this full day of play is having one in real life. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two children use pets, toys, and props to create an imaginary world of endless scope and possibilities. Read full book review >
WE LOVE DINOSAURS by Lucy Volpin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Nothing terribly special, but an energetic acknowledgment of the passion most tykes feel about these long-gone prehistoric animals. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Is there a child out there who doesn't love dinosaurs? Read full book review >
THE EID AL-ADHA ADVENTURE by Jennifer  Oxley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Competent coverage of a sadly underrepresented holiday. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Peg + Cat practice math and kindness. 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 >