THE TEACHER'S PET by Anica Mrose Rissi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"By the end students will either be dreading or looking forward to their own tadpole studies. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The opening and closing life-cycle endpapers differ in only one small way, but it makes all the difference to a class that must deal with the fallout of their teacher's love for a class pet. Read full book review >
AROUND THE WORLD IN A BATHTUB by Wade Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Instructive on several levels—and good, wet fun! (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Is it a universal truth that kids don't like baths? Read full book review >

WET by Carey Sookocheff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An intriguing approach to exploring a familiar natural phenomenon, this will appeal to thoughtful young listeners who may want to share their own experiences in response. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy describes the ways and places that he gets wet in his world. Read full book review >
THIS BEAR'S BIRTHDAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Bear's confident, lovable approach to life will serve little ones well. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Reaching an age of some independence and self-sufficiency is the highlight of this little bear's birthday milestone. Read full book review >
GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >

RENATO AND THE LION by Barbara DiLorenzo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"DiLorenzo's careful research yields a touching tale about art's ability to deeply affect both adults and children. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A white Italian boy emigrates from Florence to New York during World War II, leaving a beloved stone lion behind in the Piazza della Signoria. Read full book review >
SPLAT! by Jon Burgerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A gimmick, though a playful one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ever wonder what happens to the previous page after you've turned to the next? 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 >
THE TINY HERO OF FERNY CREEK LIBRARY by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An excellent, engaging tale for a broad range of ages. (Fantasy. 5-12)"
Eddie is a vibrantly green bug who lives in Ferny Creek Elementary School. Could such a tiny critter become a hero? Read full book review >
A PLACE TO READ by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Kids are likely to want to mimic the pseudo musical chairs device, and the story will be just as much fun to share with a group as one-on-one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Finding the perfect comfortable place to read can be a problem, as a young reader discovers. Read full book review >
CLAYMATES by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"The dynamic interaction between the characters invites readers to take risks, push boundaries, and have a little unscripted fun of their own. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Reinvention is the name of the game for two blobs of clay. Read full book review >
SO MANY CUDDLES by Ruth Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"An intimate, low-key variation on a popular theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sweet celebration of a day filled with physical contact, from "rise and shine cuddles" to "sleep tight and good night." 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 >