CAN AN AARDVARK BARK? by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Don't share this engaging read-aloud in a quiet library. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Barks, grunts, squeals, whines, bellows, growls, and laughs—all kinds of animals use all kinds of sounds to communicate. Read full book review >
LITTLES by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Littles are loved from the moment they're born. / They're swaddled, / and coddled, / and kissed every morn." Read full book review >

SWISH AND SQUEAK'S NOISY DAY by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Sweet, sisterly sounds in a cacophonous day. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Swish, a young mouse with big ears (even for a mouse), hears all kinds of noises throughout her day—many produced by her little sister, Squeak. Read full book review >
WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >
THE STARRY GIRAFFE by Andy Bergmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gracious, humorous exploration of generosity and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A hungry giraffe plucks apple after apple for a steady stream of friends, until the tree is bare and she is tired—but she will eat soon! Read full book review >

SISTER DAY! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Nice for family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Using her large imagination, a little girl shows how much she loves her busy big sister. Read full book review >
ANDY & SANDY AND THE BIG TALENT SHOW by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Bravo! (Early reader. 5-7)"
A case of stage fright nearly thwarts Andy and Sandy's act in this latest installment of dePaola and Lewis' early-reader series. Read full book review >
THIS IS A BALL by Beck Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another metafictive storytime crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A string of narratorial mistakes in this Australian import gives children a chance to gleefully correct the adult reading it aloud. Read full book review >
PABLO PINEDA by Albert Bosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A disappointingly vague tale of achievement in the face of low expectations. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Bosch and Sala relate the accomplishments of Pablo Pineda, a white Spanish boy who became the first European with Down syndrome to graduate from university. Read full book review >
OZZY THE OSTRICH  by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"An amusing trifle for those that like animal stories. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ozzy is about to be a mother when lions arrive for an attack! Read full book review >
THE PERFECT SIESTA by Pato Mena
by Pato Mena, illustrated by Pato Mena, translated by Kim Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"Snoring usually isn't this much fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
During the South American jungle's hot afternoon, the jaguar decides to celebrate a welcome breeze with a nap and instructs a coati to wake him in 10 minutes. Read full book review >
MY DADDY IS A SILLY MONKEY by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Readers at home and at school will enjoy using this as a springboard for describing their own dads and the things they do together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl uses metaphors to describe her fun-loving dad throughout a day spent together. 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 >