BEE STILL by Frank Sileo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2018

"There are plenty of reasons to pass on this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A bee rejects busyness for meditation. Read full book review >
FELIX by Giovanna Zoboli
by Giovanna Zoboli, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani, translated by Laura Watkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Overall, an agreeable world tour. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A house cat with just two lives left visits his extended family around the world. Read full book review >

THE DIVER by Veronica Carratello
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Odd but sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl and a coin that share a dream each find it realized. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT DINOSAURS by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Young readers who think the dinosaurs are all extinct will appreciate this truthful revelation. Well, truth-y, anyway. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Chickens are descended from dinosaurs, and here's a chicken with a family photo album to prove it. Read full book review >
SCAREDY BEAR by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Warm, affirming story of friendship and overcoming fear. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A brave little bunny sneaks out after dark, hoping to find a scary creature known as the Big Hairy. Read full book review >

RAT ATTACK by Molly Coxe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"With such creative illustrations beckoning to readers, children may muster up their decoding skills to get through the purposeful text, perhaps with a little help from an adult. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Nat the rat, Pat the rat, and Matt the rat try to steal the jam that Gram is making for Ann, Fran, and Stan. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BARBARIAN by Renato Moriconi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Inspired pictures will, in turn, inspire wide-eyed conversations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This wordless picture book uses watercolor to show a helmet-clad, sword-bearing horseman moving miraculously unscathed above, below, and past all manner of scary situations. Read full book review >
BARKUS DOG DREAMS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A solid entry in an entertaining series foreshadowing more adventures for the trio of Barkus, Baby, and Millie on the horizon. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Newbery Medalist MacLachlan continues her series of early chapter books with this second offering about Barkus the dog, his feline companion named Baby, and the child who owns them, Nicky. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LITTLE BROWN BAT by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A simple but effective appreciation. (author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
The activities of a young brown bat over his first summer on his own serve as introduction to the most widespread bat species in the U.S. Read full book review >
THE ITCHY BOOK! by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Guaranteed to get readers giggling (and scratching). (Early reader. 5-9)"
In the latest Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! title, a troupe of dinosaurs confronts an existential quandary. Read full book review >
CHARLIE'S MAGICAL CARNIVAL by Marit Törnqvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A joyful celebration of free-range fantasizing. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Imagination takes reality for a grand ride in this Dutch import via Scotland when Charlie and his mother visit a street carnival. Read full book review >
BUGS DON'T HUG by Heather L. Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A thoroughly amusing way to introduce kids to bug behavior. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Are bugs good parents? 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 >