I'M SAD by Michael Ian Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Happy to see such a well-done feelings book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bibliotherapy done right. Read full book review >
HOW TALL WAS A T. REX? by Alison Limentani
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A terrific introduction to the ups and downs of measurement as well as relative scale. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Based on current fossil evidence, as tall as 10 velociraptors—or one giraffe. Read full book review >

THE BIG BOOK OF THE BLUE by Yuval Zommer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A refreshing dive past some of our world's marine wonders. (index) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Denizens of the deep crowd oversized pages in this populous gallery of ocean life. Read full book review >
THE TURTLE SHIP by Helena Ku Rhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Despite a repetitive start, this debut packs a double punch modeling the experimental process while spotlighting an intriguing historical figure and his warcraft. (afterword, author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Loosely based on the life of Yi Sun-Sin, a Korean admiral in the 1500s, the story of an inquisitive boy who takes inspiration from his pet turtle to design an iconic battle ship. Read full book review >
BABIES NURSE / ASÍ SE ALIMENTAN LOS BEBÉS by Phoebe Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A sweet book marred by its Spanish translation. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
This bilingual (English/Spanish) book showcases different baby mammals all sharing one common trait: They are all nursing from their mothers. Read full book review >

SWIM BARK RUN by Brian Boyle
Released: June 5, 2018

"Preachy but cheerful. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Three canine friends encourage one another to complete a dog-oriented triathlon. Read full book review >
DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Lê's compelling storyline is propelled forward by Santat's illustrations, each capturing both the universal longing to connect and the joy of sharing the creative process. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The power of art takes center stage in this cleverly titled story of a Thai-speaking grandfather connecting to his assimilated American grandson. Read full book review >
THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Sure to tickle the most fickle funny bone. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Fovea Munson's mortification isn't unfounded: Her parents are surgeons…who operate on dead people ("Sorry. Cadavers").Read full book review >
THE STEAM TEAM by Lisa Burke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Does help to clarify a trendy pedagogical concept, but in a catch-as-catch-can manner. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A broad sampler of STEAM-related topics and areas. Read full book review >
LIONS & LIARS by Kate Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A fun coming-of-age romp. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When social misfit Frederick Frederickson rises to popularity due to a case of mistaken identity, he struggles to maintain the charade. Read full book review >
SNARED by Adam Jay Epstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A lighthearted fantasy with a strong start and a hasty conclusion. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
Intruders in the dungeon! Five unlikely heroes unite for a treasure hunt but find themselves on a quest to save the kingdom instead. Read full book review >
VERNON IS ON HIS WAY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Cleverly bringing the narrative full circle, Stead has crafted a caring community where sadness is mitigated by quiet kindnesses and an unhurried joy in nature—a fruitful model. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The compassionate toad who stole readers' hearts in A Home for Bird (2012) now appears in a long-form picture book with three chapters. 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 >