PHILOMENA'S NEW GLASSES by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An innovative and amusing story that will appeal to owners of guinea pigs, children with newly acquired glasses, and anyone with a sister. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A guinea pig named Philomena requires prescription eyeglasses, setting off a competition with her sisters in the acquisition of fashionable accessories. Read full book review >
INVISIBLE LIZARD by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An attractive complement to Eric Carle's The Mixed-Up Chameleon. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Napoleon, a colorful, "spiffy" chameleon, lives on an equally "spiffy" tree limb and blends in so well with his surroundings the other jungle residents cannot see him. Read full book review >

TRUCK, TRUCK, GOOSE! by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Don't duck this picture book. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A story with limited text, nearly unlimited trucks, a picnicking goose, and a bevy of adorable animals. Read full book review >
FROM FAR AWAY by Robert Munsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A sad, challenging, and ultimately hopeful real-life story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Seven-year-old Saoussan writes a letter to her reading buddy explaining how she left her war-torn country and what life in a new country has been like. Read full book review >
LONG-ARMED LUDY AND THE FIRST WOMEN'S OLYMPICS by Jean L.S.  Patrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Fascinating. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
The true story of an exceptional athlete and a unique competition. Read full book review >

CHIBI SAMURAI WANTS A PET by Sanae Ishida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Young readers will love returning to find hidden treasures among these pages—a delightful romp. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Kunoichi's dazzling pet inspires Chibi Samurai's quest for his own. Read full book review >
GRANDMA'S TINY HOUSE by JaNay Brown-Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Grandma's lucky to have all these family members, and young readers are even luckier to be invited to this wonderful family gathering. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fantastic feast unfolds as Grandma's family gathers at her very small home. Read full book review >
THERE'S A DRAGON IN MY CLOSET  by Dorothea  Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Is there or isn't there a dragon in the closet? Read full book review >
YOU MUST BRING A HAT! by Simon Philip
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Mounting exasperation, preposterous rules, and just plain fun make this party a surefire hit. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy is invited to a party. The only stipulation is that he must bring a hat, which proves to be a lot more complicated than it sounds. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RIDING SHEEP by Linda Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Both chortle-inducing and whiny at turns, this proves there's nothing new under the metafictive sun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnold the sheep desperately wants to be part of the story…with a few modifications. Read full book review >
ANOTHER WAY TO CLIMB A TREE by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Engaging for climbers and dreamers alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young tree lover finds a way to climb into the leafy branches even when she is sick and confined indoors. Read full book review >
EVEN FAIRIES FART by Jennifer Stinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"These fairies fall flat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are fairy tales really as perfect as they seem? 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 >