SLOTH AT THE ZOOM by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"A gentle lesson that positive alternatives to hurtling mindlessly through life do exist—even at the Zoom. (Picture book. 3-6) "
A quintessentially laid-back sloth is mistakenly delivered to the Zoom instead of her expected destination, the Zzzzzoo. Read full book review >
BABY ANIMALS EATING by Suzi Eszterhas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"An appealing addition to any nature-themed collection. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A longtime wildlife photographer presents an album of her photographs of baby animals eating. Read full book review >

POPPY & SAM AND THE LEAF THIEF by Cathon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"An appealing whodunit about friendship and community, great for fans of comics. (Graphic mystery. 4-8)"
A tiny girl and her miniature panda companion solve a mystery and help their plant and insect friends. Read full book review >
HANNAH'S TALL ORDER by Linda Vander Heyden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"A made-to-order toothsome tale. (Picture book 4-8)"
Just when you think there is no new way to present the alphabet, along comes Hannah and her order for a tall sandwich. Read full book review >
FIRST LAUGH—WELCOME, BABY! by Rose Ann Tahe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"For those familiar with Navajo traditions, Tahe's knowledge and Nelson's illustrations give enough of a Where's Waldo breath of cultural clues to balance the scale and justify the buy. (authors' notes, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a "skyscraper home in the big, busy city" and amid the high desert mesas of the "Navajo Nation," family members attempt to make Baby laugh for the first time. Read full book review >

DOES FRANKENSTEIN GET HUNGRY? by John  Solimine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Imagination is a powerful tool; perhaps this will show readers how to harness its powers to tame their fears instead of feeding them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Instead of worrying about the many monsters and ghouls that are typical Halloween haunts, a young girl, who narrates in the first person as she lies in bed, uses her imagination to put her fears to rest. Read full book review >
EAT PETE! by Michael  Rex
by Michael Rex, illustrated by Michael Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A silly and surprising picture book that will quickly join regular rotation. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A monster looks for a snack. Read full book review >
LOVE YOU MORE by Gary Urda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"It's nothing new, but it's also clearly heartfelt. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A love song from parents to their child. Read full book review >
BROBOTS AND THE SHOUJO SHENANIGANS! by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A sugar rush. (Graphic fantasy. 5-10)"
In their third comic adventure, the BroBots and their cousins must save a "Snow White"-inspired pop star. Read full book review >
ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE by Marcy Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A good conversation starter for use with children who share Chloe's privilege. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl named Chloe learns that, sometimes, it's more important to be kind than to be correct. Read full book review >
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD by Emma Randall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"This jaunty, optimistic interpretation of the nostalgic Thanksgiving song will be useful in library holiday collections as well as for family celebrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The traditional song about a sleigh ride to Grandmother's house for Thanksgiving dinner is interpreted with a snowy setting in the mountains. 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 >
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 >