KEITH THE CAT WITH THE MAGIC HAT by Sue Hendra
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A silly romp that does some subtly hard lifting. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Ice cream cone…or magic hat? Read full book review >
DAISY'S DECORATING DILEMMA  by Brandi Dougherty
Released: May 8, 2018

"Flower-calendar quibble aside, an optimistic, upbeat story. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Event coordinator Daisy must find a theme for the Blossom Bash that will please everyone. Read full book review >

THE MOON IS UP by Mariko Tamaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"More feisty feminist fun. (Fantasy. 7-14)"
The scouts of Roanoke cabin return for new sleep-away-camp shenanigans. Read full book review >
ROSETOWN by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A sweet story for children dealing with change. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Nine-year-old Flora experiences the loss of a pet, the separation of her parents, and the start of fourth grade, but a year of good changes is in store for her. Read full book review >
A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A pretty, introductory survey. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Twenty animals and their sometimes-unusual ways of sheltering themselves are presented in full-color watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

A FROG'S LIFE by Irene Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A solid addition to the nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Welcome to the wide world of frogs! Read full book review >
HEDGEHOG! by Ashlyn Anstee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"An easily applicable allegory full of dreamy bigheartedness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Winter is closing in, and one selfish soul is not opening his door to those in need of shelter. Read full book review >
DAD BY MY SIDE by Soosh
Kirkus Star
by Soosh, illustrated by Soosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Indeed, with a dad like this by a child's side, there is little that cannot be accomplished. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In her debut, Soosh celebrates the bond between a father and his daughter. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT DOLPHINS by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"This third in an engaging series of 'seriously funny facts about your favorite animals' will both please and inform. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Facts about dolphins, fancifully presented. Read full book review >
THE DETECTIVE DOG by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Detective Dog Nell is quite a satisfactory sleuth. Surely she has more cases to solve? (Picture book. 3-7)"
A talented dog named Nell uses her acute sense of smell to solve mysteries in her neighborhood, including the complete disappearance of a classroom library. Read full book review >
HELLO MY NAME IS . . . by Marisa Polansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A sweet dessert for storytime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An octopus and his tank mates agree that the scientist studying him has found the perfect name. Read full book review >
STEP BY STEP by Loreen Leedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Effortlessly enlightening. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Very young readers trail paths of baby-animal tracks to reveal unique attributes for each. 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 >