GINNY GOBLIN IS NOT ALLOWED TO OPEN THIS BOX by David Goodner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A funny read-aloud with (mostly) chuckle-inducing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-6)"
She may not be allowed to, but the eponymous green-skinned, overalls-clad monster thinks of many magnificent, creative ways to open that box before dinnertime. Read full book review >
FLOWERS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
Released: July 17, 2018

"Gibbons' lovely botanical renderings are ill-served by the effort to cover too much for the format. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A very busy informational picture book for preschool and primary grades. Read full book review >

MIN MAKES A MACHINE by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"STEAM-y early-reader fun. (Early reader. 5-7)"
This early reader has a resourceful elephant girl at its center. Read full book review >
JUMP by David McPhail
by David McPhail, illustrated by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Don't expect the newest readers to sit still for this one. They'll want to jump right into reading. (Early reader. 4-8)"
One powerful verb, simply repeated, makes for an action-packed beginning reader. Read full book review >
HIDE! by Steve Henry
by Steve Henry, illustrated by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A delightful dip into reading. (Early reader. 3-7)"
A fish jumps out of their fishbowl and into the ocean and (almost) ends up eaten! Read full book review >

MERMAID SCHOOL by Joanne Stewart Wetzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"This may have readers wishing their own first days happened underwater. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mermaids experience their first day of school, and it's much the same as readers' own first days, with a few ocean twists. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF SQUIRRELS by Nancy Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Adorable squirrels give readers a peek at how teachers spend their time getting ready for their students. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The latest in Rose's series snaps her backyard squirrels (and one chipmunk) against school backdrops. Read full book review >
IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"In this sequel, Dexter's still funny, but he is in danger of becoming a one-note joke. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Dexter is as anxious as in his debut, Don't Forget Dexter! (2017), and he's worked himself into a frenzy over the fact that Jack's show-and-tell day is tomorrow. Read full book review >
MAGNIFICENT CREATURES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Children (and adults) who like unusual illustration styles will be entranced by these creatively depicted creatures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This British import provides a brief introduction to the animal world with depictions of 12 different creatures in striking illustrations, with a short paragraph of description for each. Read full book review >
NEVER SATISFIED by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A light treatment of a familiar tale. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-7)"
The traditional Japanese folktale about a stonecutter who seeks ever greater prominence and power is retold in a modern, flippant version. Read full book review >
PASS GO AND COLLECT $200 by Tanya Lee Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Stone delivers a winner. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
The surprisingly complex history of one of America's favorite board games. 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 >
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 >