SUPER SAURUS SAVES KINDERGARTEN by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Imagination as a coping mechanism equals lots of superpowered fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though his practical sister, Emily, is ready for kindergarten, Arnold, aka Super Saurus, isn't too sure, so he's making plans now to escape, superhero-fashion, from all the imagined perils he will face. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE MISSING ACTION FIGURE by Janet Tashjian
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A fun and bouncy young kids' book that's sure to appeal with its big kids' look. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Marty Frye is a private eye who solves the crimes while speaking in rhyme in a reissue of a 1998 effort. Read full book review >

MONKEY BROTHER by Adam Auerbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"In the end it won't be hard to feel empathy for both kids, doing their best to get along. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Coping with a younger, rambunctious, adoring sibling is reflected in a child's complaining yet fond lament. Read full book review >
A NEW FRIEND FOR SPARKLE by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A lively tale about the changing dynamics of friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Cole arrives, best friends Sparkle and Lucy learn to navigate friendship as a trio. Read full book review >
TIME OUT! by Ale Barba
Kirkus Star
by Ale Barba, illustrated by Ale Barba
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Totally fun, visually startling, and a paean to creative thinking. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An anthropomorphic pig stars in an adventure reminiscent of Max's and Harold's but with a Miró-like journey to outer space. Read full book review >

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BIGFOOT by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Nicely juxtaposes the negative what-ifs with a great list of positives and just may lead nervous readers to do the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bigfoot's body and feet may be larger than most, but his worries, though they feel monumental to him, will be familiar to grade schoolers. Read full book review >
MONSTER'S NEW UNDIES by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"If only every underwear shopping trip ended in such satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a tattered but loved pair of underwear finally falls apart, Monster must brave Undie World to find a new pair. Read full book review >
PIG THE WINNER by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Pig probably doesn't have any fans per se (who'd like the nasty little booger?), but his antics make learning good sportsdogship fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sore loser and sore winner is always a losing combination. Read full book review >
THE TOO-SCARY STORY by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Fun and frisson in just the right balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two siblings take charge of Papa's scary bedtime story in Murguia's sweet and chilling nighttime tale. Read full book review >
SEVEN RULES YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT BREAK IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THE CAFETERIA by John Grandits
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Some solid advice about both the cafeteria and life is embedded in this tongue-in-cheek tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Grandits and Austin team up again to bring readers more school rules that they should (not!) follow. Read full book review >
LITTLE MICE / RATONCITOS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Here's looking forward to the addition of more books to this delightful series. (Board book. 1-5)"
In this bilingual version of the popular Spanish song "Cinco Ratoncitos," five mice hurry up to eat their cheese. Read full book review >
THE BIRTHDAY BOOK / LAS MAÑANITAS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Not quite as successful as the previous entries but still a charming addition to the series. (Board book. 1-5)"
The traditional song sung for birthdays in Mexico is presented with an American twist at the end. 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 >