THE FOG by Kyo Maclear
Kirkus Star
by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A song about sharing that's sure to lift readers' spirits as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A people-watching yellow warbler finds a friend who shares his passion for noticing things. Read full book review >
THE GOLD LEAF by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The gold-leaf golden leaf could easily be a gimmick, but understated, intentional design causes the book to rise above that—lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A golden leaf becomes a bone of contention in a springtime wood. Read full book review >

CHEF ROY CHOI AND THE STREET FOOD REMIX by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A vibrant, life-affirming tribute to a chef and his city. (authors' notes, illustrator's note, bibliography, resources, biographies) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The third installment in the Food Heroes series presents Roy Choi and the Los Angeles street-food scene. Read full book review >
IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >
DUSTRATS by Adrià Regordosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Though the story is on the bland side, the illustrations show that Regordosa has real promise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When wild dreams threaten, it's Sir Muffin Muffinsson to the rescue! Read full book review >

DADDY'S SANDWICH by Pip Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"This book may spark inspiration—dads best hide their treasures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl makes Daddy a sandwich with all his favorite ingredients…. Read full book review >
MY DADDY RULES THE WORLD by Hope Anita Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A masterful salute to fatherhood. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A collection of poetry that celebrates dads and all they do with and for their children. Read full book review >
HAVE NO FEAR! by Nicole C. Kear
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more. (Fiction. 4-8)"
Seven-year-old Veronica teams up with friends to help solve classmate Maya's problem, launching a series. Read full book review >
AN ALPHABET IN BLOOM by Nathalie Trovato
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"With a little patience, children should enjoy guessing and learning with these attractive pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Colorful illustrations from nature invite readers to identify the figures in each, from A to Z. Read full book review >
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A quiet, thoughtfully designed picture book with a strong message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As a badger and a rabbit wait for a mysterious something, they enjoy a ramble through their forest home. Read full book review >
LADYBUG GIRL'S DAY OUT WITH GRANDPA by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A gentle reminder to stop and smell the roses. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ladybug Girl learns the importance of slowing down on a visit to the natural history museum. Read full book review >
THE WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE by Caroline Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A whodunit that fails to intrigue. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Following the disappearance of his parents, 11-year-old Toby is passed from relative to relative before landing with his uncle Gabriel, a master detective. 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 >