THE FOG by Kyo Maclear
Kirkus Star
by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A song about sharing that's sure to lift readers' spirits as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A people-watching yellow warbler finds a friend who shares his passion for noticing things. Read full book review >
THE GOLD LEAF by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The gold-leaf golden leaf could easily be a gimmick, but understated, intentional design causes the book to rise above that—lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A golden leaf becomes a bone of contention in a springtime wood. Read full book review >

CHEF ROY CHOI AND THE STREET FOOD REMIX by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A vibrant, life-affirming tribute to a chef and his city. (authors' notes, illustrator's note, bibliography, resources, biographies) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The third installment in the Food Heroes series presents Roy Choi and the Los Angeles street-food scene. Read full book review >
NEW YORK CITY MONSTERS by Anne  Paradis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"While the book may prove a frustrating search-and-find experience for little ones, youngsters will enjoy the familiar scenes, whether they be residents or recent visitors. (Board book. 2-4)"
Friendly monsters play a game of hide-and-seek with readers among the landmarks of New York City. Read full book review >
SHAKE, WIGGLE & ROLL by Carli Davidson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Will delight kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A kinetic catalog of canine activities. Read full book review >

SAFE & SOUND by Jean Roussen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Warm and distinctive. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Colorful illustrations and simple verse describe means of protection for several different kinds of baby animals. Read full book review >
IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >
DUSTRATS by Adrià Regordosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Though the story is on the bland side, the illustrations show that Regordosa has real promise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When wild dreams threaten, it's Sir Muffin Muffinsson to the rescue! Read full book review >
DADDY'S SANDWICH by Pip Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"This book may spark inspiration—dads best hide their treasures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl makes Daddy a sandwich with all his favorite ingredients…. Read full book review >
MY DADDY RULES THE WORLD by Hope Anita Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A masterful salute to fatherhood. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A collection of poetry that celebrates dads and all they do with and for their children. Read full book review >
HAVE NO FEAR! by Nicole C. Kear
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more. (Fiction. 4-8)"
Seven-year-old Veronica teams up with friends to help solve classmate Maya's problem, launching a series. Read full book review >
MIMI AND BEAR MAKE A FRIEND by Janee Trasler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A friendly sort of read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mimi and her stuffed animal Bear make a new friend at the playground in this follow-up to Mimi and Bear in the Snow (2014). 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 >