WHOSE MOON IS THAT? by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A visually awesome celestial exploration. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The question of who owns the moon elicits a range of verse responses. Read full book review >
MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT AND THE SILLY SCHOOL MYSTERY by Chris Monroe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"This is one detective/Mr. Fix It that readers will love to apprentice to. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chico Bon Bon is back, his tool belt is strapped on, and he's ready not only to fix anything that's broken, but to solve a puzzling mystery at school, too. Read full book review >

THE GIANT OF JUM by Elli Woollard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Fee fi fo fum / A merry old tale that's No. 1! (Picture book. 4-7)"
An oversized gourmand with a penchant for little children has a change of heart (and stomach). Read full book review >
A NEW SCHOOL YEAR by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Diverse in so many ways, this could be a springboard to readers' own poems about school. (Picture book/poetry 4-10)"
At the start of a new school year, six children tell of their worries, hopes, and growth in 24 free-verse poems. Read full book review >
SUPER SAURUS SAVES KINDERGARTEN by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Imagination as a coping mechanism equals lots of superpowered fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though his practical sister, Emily, is ready for kindergarten, Arnold, aka Super Saurus, isn't too sure, so he's making plans now to escape, superhero-fashion, from all the imagined perils he will face. Read full book review >

HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A clever way to ensure everyone is ready for the first day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After all the school-supply shopping and the back-to-school night, students are ready for their first days of school, but what about their teachers? Read full book review >
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BIGFOOT by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Nicely juxtaposes the negative what-ifs with a great list of positives and just may lead nervous readers to do the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bigfoot's body and feet may be larger than most, but his worries, though they feel monumental to him, will be familiar to grade schoolers. Read full book review >
SEVEN RULES YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT BREAK IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THE CAFETERIA by John Grandits
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Some solid advice about both the cafeteria and life is embedded in this tongue-in-cheek tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Grandits and Austin team up again to bring readers more school rules that they should (not!) follow. Read full book review >
CHICKEN IN SCHOOL by Adam Lehrhaupt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"What will this quirky chicken plan next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fresh from an adventure in space (Chicken in Space, 2016), Zoey the chicken this time helps her pig, Sam, achieve his dream of attending school. Read full book review >
AMANDA PANDA QUITS KINDERGARTEN by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Empathy and kindness are just as important as ABCs and 123s, and Amanda gives readers a good lesson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amanda Panda starts off an unlikable kindergartner, but school (and exposure to other kids) teaches her how to be a friend, and that might be the most important lesson of all. Read full book review >
TWINDERGARTEN by Nikki Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Not just for sharing with twins or separated best friends—readers will be reassured that the hot-and-cold seesaw of emotions they may be experiencing is normal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How will twins assigned to different kindergarten classrooms survive the first day of school? Read full book review >
ROAR AND SPARKLES GO TO SCHOOL by Sarah Beth Durst
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Would that every older child looked after his or her new-to-school younger sibling with such kindness and attention. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The bond between a little brother and his big sister helps him tackle his first day of school. 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 >