HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE by Josh Funk
Released: May 15, 2018

"An accessible introduction to coding rules that also easily entertains. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl named Pearl programs a (rust-proof) robot to help her build sand castles in this new addition to the Girls Who Code organization's book program. Read full book review >
PIE IS FOR SHARING by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An aspirational vision in which inclusivity is as American as (apple) pie. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A delectable, festive celebration of pluralistic community. Read full book review >

THE GOLDEN GLOW by Benjamin Flouw
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"The story is solid enough, but it's the illustrations that steal the show. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic fox searches for a rare flower in this Canadian import translated from the French. Read full book review >
MY MAGIC BREATH by Nick Ortner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"While the use of 'mindful' in the title will grab the attention of many, readers seeking tools to truly explore mindfulness with children are better served elsewhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl breathes her "magic breath," transforming worry and sadness into serenity. Read full book review >
ROCK ’N’ ROLL SOUL by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A rappa-tappin' good read that will invite readers young and old alike to move, groove, and turn on their favorite tunes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For every kid who makes a joyful noise from sunrise to sunset…and all the adults within earshot. Read full book review >

I LOVE YOU LIKE … by Lori Joy Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Just one of many picture books about expressions of love, it's not likely to become a favorite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A new garden addition becomes a sprite's beloved friend. Read full book review >
A LULLABY OF SUMMER THINGS by Natalie Ziarnik
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Readers familiar with beach vacations will close the book feeling nostalgic for their own ocean days. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a little girl and her family settle down for the night, various objects remind the girl of their happy day at the beach. Read full book review >
THE SANDCASTLE THAT LOLA BUILT by Megan Maynor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Dig into this playful, beachy read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lola's beach day becomes more enjoyable when she gets a little help from some friends. Read full book review >
GRUMPY MONKEY by Suzanne Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Though Jim may have been grumpy because a chimp's an ape and not a monkey, readers will enjoy and maybe learn from his journey. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a wonderful day in the jungle, so why's Jim Panzee so grumpy? Read full book review >
OCEAN MEETS SKY by Terry Fan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A stunning, dreamlike voyage into the heart of a child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy adventures into a fantastical realm, where ocean meets sky and the spirit of his grandfather lives on. Read full book review >
LET'S GO ABC! by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"There are lots of vehicle-themed alphabet books, but very few are as all-inclusive as this one is. Despite the one flaw, this book soars. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Here's another ABC devoted to "Things That Go." Read full book review >
A CARD FOR MY FATHER by Samantha Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"The beginning of a needed story. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A child confronts feelings of exclusion and loss on Father's Day. 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 >