THE SCREAMING CHEF by Peter Ackerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 27, 2017

"Order something else. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A boy with an obnoxious habit finds a vocation—and maybe a dash of maturity—in the kitchen. Read full book review >
THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT by Susanna Leonard Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Truck-hungry children may love this unreservedly, but it will make environmentalists and transportation reformers weep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"This is the traffic that's moving too slow. / Cars and buses have nowhere to go. / What is the answer? I'm guessing you know." Read full book review >

ZIP! ZOOM! ON A BROOM by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Not much more than a counting book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers count witches from one to 10 and then back down again. Read full book review >
GRIMELDA AND THE SPOOKTACULAR PET SHOW by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Readers may stage their own pet shows, but here's hoping they are more affirmative of their own pets than Grimelda is. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grimelda, of the still-untidy room (Grimelda the Very Messy Witch, 2016), is back, this time trying to win the prize at the pet show with her cat, Wizzlewarts. Read full book review >
PUG & PIG TRICK-OR-TREAT by Sue Lowell Gallion
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A costume kerfuffle may ruin Pig's celebration of Halloween, but Pug's quick thinking saves the day. Read full book review >

HALLOWEEN GOOD NIGHT by Rebecca Grabill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"A Halloween song that can break up the ghostly tales at storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grabill and Okstad populate the familiar song "Over in the Meadow" with all manner of beasties and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >
SCHOOL FOR GHOST GIRLS  by Rebecca  Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Light, not-at-all scary fun for kids who like their spooky trappings sans terror. (Paranormal adventure. 6-9)"
A trio of best friends fears that their new teacher at Boo Academy isn't a ghost but (oh, the horror) a human! Read full book review >
MAGIC FOR SALE by Carrie Clickard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"One-stop shopping for all your elixir, potion, and spellcasting needs. Jinxes 50 percent off! (Picture book. 6-9)"
What would the stock of a magic shop be like? Young Georgie McQuist gets an eyeful one night when he lingers after closing time. Read full book review >
TOOL SCHOOL by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Doesn't measure up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Five tools—Hammer, Screwdriver, Tape Measure, Pliers, and Saw—go to school for the first time to learn to build on their skills. Read full book review >
MOON PRINCESS by Barbara Laban
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Friendship, perseverance, suspense, action—plus a little Chinese culture thrown in—this tale has something for most readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Sienna embarks on an adventure with her imaginary spaniel friend, Rufus, to find her missing mother and discovers much more than she bargained for. Read full book review >
BEANSTALKER AND OTHER HILARIOUS SCARYTALES by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Disturbingly delightful. (Fractured fairy tales. 8-12)"
Zombies and vampires and Grimm, oh my! Read full book review >
THE TRAIL by Meika Hashimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Unsatisfying and predictable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Despite impossible odds, Toby is determined to honor his friend Lucas by completing a partial thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. 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 >