THE SECRET OF BLACK ROCK by Joe Todd-Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A winner on many levels. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After a courageous young girl befriends a legendary creature, she must stop the frightened villagers from attacking it. Read full book review >
A CAT IS BETTER by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Catnip for cat owners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A clear manifesto from a finicky feline to a new owner. Read full book review >

A WISH COME TRUE by Kolet Janssen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A purpose piece without a clear purpose. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Make-A-Wish creates a perfect day for a kid with a serious illness. Read full book review >
PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW by Jody Jensen Shaffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A well-meant effort, but not outstanding in its field…er pasture. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Prudence is not like the rest of the herd. Read full book review >
LISTEN by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Schubert and Colón ably demonstrate one of their book's final assertions: 'there really was nobody like Pete Seeger.' (Picture book/biography. 4-9)"
Pete Seeger's lifelong commitment to songwriting, singing, and activism made him a beloved figure in American music. Read full book review >

BLUE SKY WHITE STARS by Sarvinder Naberhaus
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Naberhaus and Nelson give new life to Old Glory for the youngest of readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sparsely worded and rich in symbols, this oversize picture book speaks boldly, both visually and textually. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY LUNCH BOX? by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"This may turn the dreaded morning routine into a game, and what could be more welcome than that? (Board book. 2-5)"
A getting-ready-for-school book for little ones who are learning their colors. Read full book review >
DOUBLE TAKE!  by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Ideal for the thoughtful, deliberative child. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A white child, a black cat, and a friendly blue elephant give a fresh new twist to the concept of opposites. Read full book review >
A VILLAGE IS A BUSY PLACE! by V. Geetha
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A clever format and appealing content provide a joyful glimpse at another culture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Designed to suggest a scroll created by the Patuas, an artisan community in West Bengal, this title presents a day in the life of the Santhal people—an indigenous Indian people. Read full book review >
KISSES FOR KINDERGARTEN by Livingston Crouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Dog owners who dread being apart during school hours will empathize with Stella Isabella. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl decides kindergarten isn't for her and decides to stay home and have her beloved yellow pup teach her instead. Read full book review >
LOST AND FOUND, WHAT'S THAT SOUND? by Jonathan Ying
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"The flat ending is disappointing for a group of characters who could have exhibited a rousing rhythmic finale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Just before showtime, the animals in the band must search for their instruments in the lost and found by their identifying sounds. Read full book review >
CAN AN AARDVARK BARK? by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Don't share this engaging read-aloud in a quiet library. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Barks, grunts, squeals, whines, bellows, growls, and laughs—all kinds of animals use all kinds of sounds to communicate. 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 >