THERE, THERE by Tim Beiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Funny and spirited. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A long, hard rainstorm traps two anthropomorphic forest friends inside their den, testing their friendship. Read full book review >
BARKUS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Nicky, Barkus, and Baby the kitten will appeal to fans of the Henry and Mudge series as well as to the younger picture-book audience. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A child grows to love a new canine companion in this initial offering in a new series of early chapter books by Newbery Medalist MacLachlan. Read full book review >

ADELE IN SAND LAND by Claude Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An unconscionably tardy return for the young imagineer of the incomparable Adele's Album (1988)—welcome back! (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A bucket, a small shovel, and an unfettered imagination are all it takes to transform a visit to a sandbox in a crowded public park into a brilliant adventure. Read full book review >
I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER  by Tatsuya Miyanishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Beneath this deceptively simple tale of ancient reptilian family life lies a story of surprising complexity and contemporary relevance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A dinosaur in the throes of an identity crisis grapples with questions of nature vs. nurture in this moving tale of unconditional familial love. Read full book review >
THE THANK YOU DISH by Trace Balla
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A gentle lesson, deftly told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Grace is full of gratitude for the meal she's about to eat. Read full book review >

LITTLE KANGAROO by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A good choice to reassure less-assertive children that the world is safe and full of sights to explore solo—or with a friend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mother Kangaroo is ready for Little Kangaroo, who is not so little anymore, to leave her pouch and explore the world on her own legs. But Little Kangaroo would rather stay put. Read full book review >
BIG BLUE FOREVER by Anita Miettunen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A fascinating story curiously told. (author's note, resources, credits, bibliography) (Informational picture book/nonfiction. 5-12)"
A whale that died off Canada's East Coast gets a new life as an exhibit in a West Coast museum. 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 >
I'M SMART! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Takes credit away from the human bus drivers, who deserve a book of their own. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As Adam Rex and Christian Robinson's School's First Day of School (2016) gave readers a school building's point of view, the McMullans now give kids a peek inside the mind of a school bus. 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 >
WHEN MU MEETS MIN by Shen Shixi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A provocative model of amity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An affectionate farm cat and a lovable farm dog are the best of friends as youngsters, but as they grow up, they also grow apart. Read full book review >
THAT'S NOT FUNNY, BUNNY! by Bethany Rose Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"The message of being one's self, featuring animals in place of children, is not new, and while the images are sweet, this variant is a bit ho-hum and, like its protagonist, not terribly funny. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another story of being happy with who you are, in bunny form. 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 >