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 >
HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE by Josh Funk
Released: May 15, 2018

"An accessible introduction to coding rules that also easily entertains. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl named Pearl programs a (rust-proof) robot to help her build sand castles in this new addition to the Girls Who Code organization's book program. Read full book review >

PIE IS FOR SHARING by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An aspirational vision in which inclusivity is as American as (apple) pie. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A delectable, festive celebration of pluralistic community. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN GLOW by Benjamin Flouw
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"The story is solid enough, but it's the illustrations that steal the show. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic fox searches for a rare flower in this Canadian import translated from the French. Read full book review >
MY MAGIC BREATH by Nick Ortner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"While the use of 'mindful' in the title will grab the attention of many, readers seeking tools to truly explore mindfulness with children are better served elsewhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl breathes her "magic breath," transforming worry and sadness into serenity. Read full book review >
ROCK ’N’ ROLL SOUL by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A rappa-tappin' good read that will invite readers young and old alike to move, groove, and turn on their favorite tunes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For every kid who makes a joyful noise from sunrise to sunset…and all the adults within earshot. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU LIKE … by Lori Joy Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Just one of many picture books about expressions of love, it's not likely to become a favorite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A new garden addition becomes a sprite's beloved friend. Read full book review >
A LULLABY OF SUMMER THINGS by Natalie Ziarnik
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Readers familiar with beach vacations will close the book feeling nostalgic for their own ocean days. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a little girl and her family settle down for the night, various objects remind the girl of their happy day at the beach. Read full book review >
THE SANDCASTLE THAT LOLA BUILT by Megan Maynor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Dig into this playful, beachy read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lola's beach day becomes more enjoyable when she gets a little help from some friends. 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 >