I WANT TO BE IN A SCARY STORY by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Little Monster takes the idea of a story from something on a page to something to be lived. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Monster wants to be in a scary story…or maybe not. Read full book review >
THIS TRUCK HAS GOT TO BE SPECIAL by Anjum  Rana
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of an intriguing yet largely unfamiliar segment of society (and culture), both through the gorgeous art and the fascinating story. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this fictional tribute to a very popular art form—truck art—in Pakistan, a seasoned truck driver reminisces about his career and ruminates on the evolution of truck art. Read full book review >

LOOKING FOR COLORS WITH LILY AND MILO by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Lily, a bunny, and Milo, a mouse, have fun identifying colors throughout their playtime. Read full book review >
BENNY SHARK GOES TO FRIEND SCHOOL by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Solid rules; one wishes they were better learned and more consistently rewarded, though. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When "Be my buddy, or I'll bust your bones!" doesn't work for Benny, who is the classic shark cliché of a villain's villain, he takes Janice Jellyfish's words of wisdom to heart and attends Friend School. Read full book review >
BLACK BELT BUNNY by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Black Belt Bunny's salad doesn't quite come together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wham! Bam! Chop! Can Black Belt Bunny pick up a new skill? Read full book review >

JASMINE TOGUCHI, MOCHI QUEEN by Debbi Michiko Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"New readers thirsty for series fiction will look forward to more stories about Jasmine and her family. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Japanese-American Jasmine Toguchi is tired of having to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, Sophie, who gets to do everything first. Read full book review >
PIRATE JOHN-WOLF by Nathalie Quintart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lukewarm pirating in a field of hearty buccaneers makes this book cannon fodder, nothing more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pup's search for bravery takes him—unwillingly—to the high seas. Read full book review >
MY VERY OWN SPACE by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sweetly balanced affirmation of the child's right to space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After finally succeeding in getting some privacy for reading, a little rabbit learns about balancing isolation and socialization. Read full book review >
THE GIANT OF JUM by Elli Woollard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Fee fi fo fum / A merry old tale that's No. 1! (Picture book. 4-7)"
An oversized gourmand with a penchant for little children has a change of heart (and stomach). Read full book review >
NOW by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Portis perfectly captures how children experience the world, the immediacy and magic of it all; exuberant and quiet, simple and complex, and extremely satisfying. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A young girl lives in the moment, her mindfulness of the world distilled into a list of favorite things whose ephemerality she celebrates now. Read full book review >
DOCTORS AND WHAT THEY DO by Liesbet Slegers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"An adult reader could certainly use these illustrations and just make up an appropriate text, but that seems like rather a lot of work for them to need to do. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
New books on community helpers are always in demand for young readers. Read full book review >
IAN IS SICK  by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Ian isn't well, and his book isn't so great either. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Some TLC and a play date help a sick little boy get better. 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 >