DON'T EAT THAT by Drew Sheneman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"An uncomplicated tale of consideration and cooperation rendered in an accessible format. (Picture book. 3-7)"
How do you teach a grown bear new tricks? Read full book review >
SUN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A grand sun story, indeed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A delightfully warm read about a grandfather and grandchild. Read full book review >

SATURDAY IS SWIMMING DAY by Hyewon Yum
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"This tender and accessible story of bravery and patience when facing a new situation encompasses a wide range of emotions for timid children of all shapes and colors. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this story about new experiences, readers follow a tiny girl who faces her fear of swimming every Saturday. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >