DUCK GETS A JOB by Sonny Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"The book effectively suggests that the term 'rat race' may no longer be applicable to urban job life, but its audience is uncertain. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A hip-looking white duck with a bandanna and blue ankle boots tries to find a job he will enjoy. Read full book review >
MY STINKY DOG by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"This funny story offers a fresh approach to accepting each individual's unique personality. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this French import, a little boy narrates a story about his dog, Alfred, who has a great personality but a significant odor issue. Read full book review >

NO SWIMMING FOR NELLY by Valeri Gorbachev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Nelly learns she can try new things when she's buoyed by her family's support in this thoroughly reassuring outing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three generations of women bond over swimming lessons for little piglet Nelly. Read full book review >
LITTLE ROBOT ALONE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A book to cherish for years to come. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What do you do when you're all alone? If you're a robot, you make your own friends! Read full book review >
BEAR'S SCARE by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A sweet, feel-good story with plenty of interesting visual detail. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A house-proud bear is convinced that his house is clean and everything inside is in shipshape condition. Read full book review >

HEARTBEAT by Evan Turk
by Evan Turk, illustrated by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A memorable journey for sophisticated readers. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In this artistically rendered picture book, a whale lives through 200 years of human history, taking readers from the brutal whaling industry to activism for harmony with the ocean and its creatures. Read full book review >
TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Fun, clever, and empowering, this is the rare case of a sequel that outshines its predecessor. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-9) "
Sophia proves she's not only a gifted linguist and negotiator (One Word from Sophia, 2015), but a brilliant engineer, as well. Read full book review >
RUSSELL WRESTLES THE RELATIVES by Cindy Chambers Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"When read with a TV-announcer voice, the exaggerated mayhem of text and illustration could make for a kooky KO at storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mushy family reunions? With Russell's family they're more mashy than anything else. Read full book review >
WHAT THE LADYBUG HEARD NEXT by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A whimsical sequel. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ladybug returns to foil another barnyard theft (What the Ladybug Heard, 2010). Read full book review >
FRUIT BOWL by Mark Hoffmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Inessential. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Ripe with puns, this tale turns on the question. Read full book review >
HERO VS. VILLAIN by T. Nat Fuller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Positive, engaging, and, most of all, fun; an outstanding introduction to derring-do. (Board book. 18 mos-4)"
Eye-popping adventure served up with lessons in opposites and conflict resolution. Read full book review >
FIND COLORS by Tamara Shopsin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2018

"Even though it is only black and white, it is infinitely creative and colorful. (Board book. 2-5)"
Wife-and-husband team Shopsin and Fulford have done the impossible and reimagined the color concept book. 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 >