DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Lê's compelling storyline is propelled forward by Santat's illustrations, each capturing both the universal longing to connect and the joy of sharing the creative process. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The power of art takes center stage in this cleverly titled story of a Thai-speaking grandfather connecting to his assimilated American grandson. Read full book review >
VERNON IS ON HIS WAY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Cleverly bringing the narrative full circle, Stead has crafted a caring community where sadness is mitigated by quiet kindnesses and an unhurried joy in nature—a fruitful model. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The compassionate toad who stole readers' hearts in A Home for Bird (2012) now appears in a long-form picture book with three chapters. Read full book review >

THE BEAR IN MY BED by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Though gratifying for fans of the illustrator's art, this bear doesn't otherwise quite earn its space in the bed. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The protagonist of Wan's The Whale in My Swimming Pool (2015) returns to find another surprise. Read full book review >
RUN WILD by David Covell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"This sweetly unruly book is destined for mud-stained and ripped pages, as it is sure to accompany many a child on wild adventures in their own parks, playgrounds, and backyards. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child's world appears in black and white—body indoors and face fixed to a screen—until another child zips by with an invitation to join in a barefoot ramble through the untamed outdoors. Read full book review >
BUBBLES by Kit Chase
by Kit Chase, illustrated by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Adorable animals, a succinct and amusing text, and a happy ending ensure that the author/illustrator's fans will enjoy her latest outing—and will likely win her some new ones too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Patience pays off for a persistent young kangaroo trying to make friends with a shy koala. Read full book review >

WALK YOUR DOG by Elizabeth Stevens Omlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Beginning readers will be able to read this refreshing tale alone; younger kids will tell it from the pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child and a dog go through their day together. Read full book review >
HELLO, BABY ANIMALS by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Couldn't-be-cuter Q-and-A for the ABCs set. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
This sweet baby-animal book will prompt interactive reading between baby humans and their caregivers. Read full book review >
NIBLET & RALPH by Zachariah OHora
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"OHora has fused bright and engaging artwork highlighting the beauty and diversity of this community apartment building with a truly endearing story that is sure to amuse young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers meet a duo of feline friends whose mix-up due to an uncanny resemblance leads to the meeting of two new potential human friends. Read full book review >
SEVEN BAD CATS by Monique Bonneau
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Captures the dual nature of the feline friend, often 'bad' but always your buddy. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Every sailor needs a cat—but what to do with seven bad ones?! Read full book review >
ONE DAY ON OUR BLUE PLANET IN THE OCEAN by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A pleasant introduction to ocean inhabitants that will show well at storytime. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A bottlenose dolphin calf and her pod lead a lost baby whale from the shallow waters of the Great Barrier Reef to his mother in the deep open ocean. Read full book review >
OTIS AND WILL DISCOVER THE DEEP by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Rosenstock and Roy's collaboration celebrates scientific teamwork and an exciting first in deep-sea exploration. (author's note, illustrator's note, historical note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Otis Barton and Will Beebe, unified in their scientific curiosity about the deep sea, team up to innovate the 5,000-pound bathysphere, making history in 1930 with their initial 800-foot dive. Read full book review >
BRIANNA BRIGHT, BALLERINA KNIGHT by Pam Calvert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"For those who prefer their princesses brave and perfectly pretty. (brief glossary of ballet and fencing terms) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stylish princess works hard to distinguish herself and find her true calling. 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 >