WITH LOVE, GRANDMA by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2018

"Should encourage dialogic reading and discussion—and hugs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A hedgehog grandmother takes a monthlong vacation with friends while continually staying in touch with her beloved grandchild through a volume of correspondence. Read full book review >
LUCY AND THE STRING by Vanessa Roeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Dressing up and some cross-dressing result in a happy relationship for a girl and a bear. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A long red string becomes the tie that joyously binds. Read full book review >

THE WHEELS ON THE...UH-OH! by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"An amusing riff on an old favorite that'll please many little ones. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The wheel on the bus goes bust. Read full book review >
A PARADE OF ELEPHANTS by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A muted palette and uncluttered yet nuanced compositions distinguish yet another winsome title from Henkes. Toddlers and grown-ups—snuggle up and enjoy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henkes' latest tale for preschoolers focuses on five elephants whose daylong march provides opportunities for counting and exploring opposites. Read full book review >
DOUGLAS, YOU'RE A GENIUS! by Ged Adamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"If Adamson can make so much entertaining hay out of a simple day in the backyard, it's likely we'll be seeing more Douglas stories. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The mystery of new neighbors on the other side of a high fence leads Nancy and her dog, Douglas, to a bilingual surprise in a confident follow-up to Douglas, You Need Glasses! (2016). Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"The perfect choice to inspire young readers and listeners, with just the right amount of detail to inspire, entrance, and encourage further investigation. (notes, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
"It was dawn when the chorus began." Read full book review >
MEET YASMIN! by Saadia Faruqi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Utterly satisfying. (Fiction. 5-9)"
In Faruqi's debut for children, transitioning readers watch a fun, curious, and creative Pakistani-American girl solve problems and have adventures. Read full book review >
UP AND AWAY! by Jason Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"While perhaps not the most boisterous telling of this tale, it will nevertheless sweep readers away. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Designer Henry's authorial debut explores the 18th-century invention of the hot air balloon. Read full book review >
BOING! by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Be ready for some rousing read-alouds! (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's another noisy alphabet romp. Read full book review >
FOOD FIGHT FIESTA by Tracey Kyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"A high-spirited celebration of a unique experience. (glossary, bibliography, websites) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An American child travels to Buñol, Spain, to take part in the town's annual raucous celebration of the tomato. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW IN THE MOON by Christina Matula
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A basic book to beef up a world-cultures collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two sisters learn there is more to their favorite Chinese holiday than feasting and moon-gazing. Read full book review >
TAKE A HIKE, MILES AND SPIKE! by Travis  Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"An environmental message that goes down easily amid the cartoony cast. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this tale told entirely in dialogue, most along the lines of "See you later, Alligator," Miles and Spike pay a visit to the woods, to the consternation of the animals that live there. 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 >