WHALE IN A FISHBOWL by Troy Howell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"This subtle, satisfying narrative will be especially appealing to introspective readers who yearn for something that's perhaps yet unknown. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wednesday the whale, like the day of the week, is positioned in the center of town. Read full book review >
NANNY PAWS by Wendy Wahman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"A delightful tale for dog lovers with less-than-perfect pooches. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Move over, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Good Dog, Carl: Nanny Paws knows exactly what to do for the kids in her care! Read full book review >

POSSUM AND THE SUMMER STORM by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Possum weathers disaster in this gentle, charmingly illustrated, oh-so-timely tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Last appearing in Possum and the Peeper (1998), Possum finds himself homeless in his newest adventure. Read full book review >
SUMMER COLOR! by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"A chipper frolic through nature's colorful palette. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extended family gathers on the porch of a country home to enjoy cool lemonade and time together on a hot summer day. Read full book review >
PLAY THIS BOOK by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Whether it's storytime for a large group or one-on-one laptime, just try and stop kids from following this book's titular encouragement. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hands-on approach (literally) to the wide and wonderful world of instruments. Read full book review >

THE SASQUATCH AND THE LUMBERJACK by Crix Sheridan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Emergent readers will quickly learn the text and tell their own tales of the duo's adventures. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Strangers in the woods become friends. Read full book review >
IVER AND ELLSWORTH by Casey W. Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Bare trees, a white background to the images, and the muted colors suggest this takes place in winter; companionship in the winter of life is a cozy theme, portrayed comfortingly here. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This gentle story about friendship, devotion, and commitment features an unlikely pair: an elderly man and an inanimate (or is it?), inarticulate inflatable polar bear that adorns the rooftop of the factory where the man works. Read full book review >
STINKIEST! by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Excellent nonfiction that has the potential to make reluctant readers beginning bookworms. Not at all stinky! (Informational early reader. 5-10)"
Striking pictures and intriguing facts are paired to entice beginning readers. Read full book review >
LOVE IS LOVE by Michael Genhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2018

"A strong message weakly presented. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A heartfelt affirmation of queer love. Read full book review >
BE STILL, LIFE by Ohara Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"What sets this book apart from so many others with the same theme of the nourishment derived from connecting with life is its infectious joy, delivered simply and sincerely. (Picture book. 3-9)"
In casual rhyme, this picture book extols the values of stillness and observation. Read full book review >
IS IT A MERMAID? by Candy Gourlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"This playful frolic in tropical waters is a gentle introduction to the concept of chosen identity and respect for others' choices. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Benji and Bel spot an unusual creature on the beach one morning, Benji knows exactly what it is: a dugong. The dugong, however, has a differing opinion. Read full book review >
BATHROOM BOOGIE by Clare Foges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"May inspire some bathroom fun among readers; get those sponges ready…. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When the family's away, the toiletries play in this follow-up to Kitchen Disco (2017). 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 >