HONEY BEES by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Serviceable text is lifted by thrilling photography. (Informational early reader. 4-8)"
A colorful introduction to the honeybee. Read full book review >
QUIET!  by Kate Alizadeh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Sure to invite cries of 'Again!' (Picture book. 2-4)"
This picture book's title belies its gently noisy contents. Read full book review >

MY TAIL'S NOT TIRED  by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Simply sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Monster isn't ready for bed. What can Big Monster do? Read full book review >
COLOR ME by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"A spectacular addition to the bathtime routine. (Board book. 1-3)"
Pond animals join little ones in the tub. Read full book review >
HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A clever way to ensure everyone is ready for the first day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After all the school-supply shopping and the back-to-school night, students are ready for their first days of school, but what about their teachers? Read full book review >

IMAGINE THAT! by Yasmeen Ismail
Released: July 4, 2017

"It's hard to imagine this won't be a hit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A slice-of-life story about a little one with a big imagination. Read full book review >
WHAT GEORGE FORGOT by Kathy Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A clever way to usher kids to the bus with a smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
George is about to dash out the door to school. But what has he forgotten? Read full book review >
SUPER MANNY STANDS UP! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"With great read-aloud potential, this story could be used by both parents and teachers to introduce concepts of courage and standing up to bullies from the youngest preschoolers up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This charming story marries the mania for superheroes with a potent anti-bullying message, making it an apt tale for present times. Read full book review >
HOW IT FEELS TO BE A BOAT by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"While the topic may seem a bit mature or daunting for very young readers, the story has such quirky sparkle that even if readers don't quite get its meaning, they will be delighted with its sense of playfulness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the metaphor of a boat on a journey, this second-person story celebrates the richness and possibility of living. Read full book review >
HECTOR THE COLLECTOR by Emily Beeny
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sweet and child-sensitive addition to any picture-book collection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hector and his classmates learn about collecting. Read full book review >
SOMEONE LIKE ME by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An inspiring choice for fertile young minds trying to find their voices by seeing the world around them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When does someone truly learn the gift of writing and storytelling? Newbery Medalist MacLachlan takes her trademark elegant writing to the picture-book level with this semiautobiographical charmer. Read full book review >
DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"As with most books about the awesomeness of reading, this is most likely to appeal to children who are already excited about books, but it makes for an agreeable affirmation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris—a light-blue cartoon dinosaur who adores reading books—eventually wins over her skeptical, action-oriented brothers. 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 >