THE SCARIEST BOOK EVER by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A delight for kids who have graduated from Hervé Tullet's work and such classics as There's a Monster at the End of This Book. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Shea's ghost is too scared to leave the house and venture into the scary forest. But readers can go see what it's like and come back and tell it all about it. Read full book review >
IN MY ROOM by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A clever acknowledgement of the importance of imaginative play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A child's imagination is a wonderful thing, and in recognition of this fact, there is no lack of picture books that delve into a youngster's world of fantasy. Read full book review >

PLESIOSAUR by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Tempting fare for young dino-devotees. (print, video, and web resource lists) (Informational easy reader. 5-7)"
A gallery of prehistoric marine reptiles, their prey, and their predators. Read full book review >
FOUND DOGS by Erica Sirotich
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"An unusual counting book that goes beyond the basics, providing opportunities to reread and recount in different ways. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Friendly dogs from an animal shelter are the smiling stars of this counting book, progressing from one dog to 10 and then counting back down from 10 to one. Read full book review >
WHOBERT WHOVER, OWL DETECTIVE by Jason Gallaher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A cracking whooooo-dunit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An owl detective tries to discover exactly what happened to Perry the possum. Read full book review >

LILY WOOL by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Don't judge a sheep by its cover. Read full book review >
THE PUFFIN PROBLEM by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2017

"This whimsical, intriguing, and perplexing puzzle provides an entertaining introduction to puffins. (notes) (Picture book. 3-8)"
When a coastal city in Newfoundland is mysteriously inundated with puffins, no one knows what to do until "someone small and smart" devises the perfect plan. Read full book review >
CHENGDU CAN DO by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A cozy declaration of independence—with a caveat that's not just for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The roly-poly panda of Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep (2014) wakes up hungry. Read full book review >
I WANT TO BE IN A SCARY STORY by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Little Monster takes the idea of a story from something on a page to something to be lived. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Monster wants to be in a scary story…or maybe not. Read full book review >
THIS TRUCK HAS GOT TO BE SPECIAL by Anjum  Rana
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of an intriguing yet largely unfamiliar segment of society (and culture), both through the gorgeous art and the fascinating story. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this fictional tribute to a very popular art form—truck art—in Pakistan, a seasoned truck driver reminisces about his career and ruminates on the evolution of truck art. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR COLORS WITH LILY AND MILO by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Lily, a bunny, and Milo, a mouse, have fun identifying colors throughout their playtime. Read full book review >
JASMINE TOGUCHI, MOCHI QUEEN by Debbi Michiko Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"New readers thirsty for series fiction will look forward to more stories about Jasmine and her family. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Japanese-American Jasmine Toguchi is tired of having to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, Sophie, who gets to do everything first. 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 >