BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BIGFOOT by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Nicely juxtaposes the negative what-ifs with a great list of positives and just may lead nervous readers to do the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bigfoot's body and feet may be larger than most, but his worries, though they feel monumental to him, will be familiar to grade schoolers. Read full book review >
THIS IS JUST A TEST by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A nostalgic and heartwarming period coming-of-age comedy. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In the months leading up to his bar mitzvah, David Da-Wei Horowitz deals with a host of middle school crises, from bickering grandmas and trouble talking to his crush to fearing the possibility of nuclear fallout. Read full book review >

GHOST ATTACK by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A superior alternative to Goosebumps for elementary-age chill-seekers. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A monster allergy may ruin Alex's visit to his grandparents'. Read full book review >
MONSTER'S NEW UNDIES by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"If only every underwear shopping trip ended in such satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a tattered but loved pair of underwear finally falls apart, Monster must brave Undie World to find a new pair. Read full book review >
PIG THE WINNER by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Pig probably doesn't have any fans per se (who'd like the nasty little booger?), but his antics make learning good sportsdogship fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sore loser and sore winner is always a losing combination. Read full book review >

THE TOO-SCARY STORY by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Fun and frisson in just the right balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two siblings take charge of Papa's scary bedtime story in Murguia's sweet and chilling nighttime tale. Read full book review >
IT'S ALIVE! by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An engaging, entertaining compendium that will inform and confound. (photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
With "fake news" now such a prominent topic of conversation, a book that asks readers to separate bizarre but true stories about nature from fake ones is quite timely. Read full book review >
SEVEN RULES YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT BREAK IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THE CAFETERIA by John Grandits
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Some solid advice about both the cafeteria and life is embedded in this tongue-in-cheek tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Grandits and Austin team up again to bring readers more school rules that they should (not!) follow. Read full book review >
AGATHA PARROT AND THE THIRTEENTH CHICKEN by Kjartan Poskitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An enthusiastic romp with a friendly grade schooler, just right for those newly transitioning to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Agatha Parrot is back for another silly, almost plausible adventure. Read full book review >
HAMSTERSAURUS REX VS. SQUIRREL KONG by Tom O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"The '2' on the spine and the cliffhanger ending indicate more genetically modified fun to come—hurrah. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
When the blame for monstrous destruction lands on Hamstersaurus Rex, Sam must clear his tiny, half-dino buddy's name. Read full book review >
THE HIGH NOTE by Harmony Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A light and fluffy wish-granting machine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Boy-band Abbey Road and their gal pal Lark return. Read full book review >
LINT BOY by Aileen Leijten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Provided they're able to follow it, readers will have a difficult time putting it down. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Dolls, socks, and dryer lint all come alive in Leijten's disorienting graphic novel. 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 >