WHERE'S RODNEY? by Carmen Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Combining the amazement offered by the natural world with an unconventional and poignant dose of social commentary, this story gives more to its readers than what meets the eye. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Can-never-sit-still Rodney really wants to be outside, but it seems the world conspires against his urges—but now, Rodney finally makes it outside, "more outside than [he's] ever been before." Read full book review >
10 REASONS TO LOVE AN ELEPHANT by Catherine Barr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Well-meant but too often oversimplified. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A set of elephant facts designed to spark lifelong interest in protecting these curious and unique creatures. Read full book review >

DINOSAUR DETECTIVE'S SEARCH-AND-FIND RESCUE MISSION by Sophie Guerrive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Major challenges indeed for fans of nose-to-page viewing. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Jaded Where's Waldo seachers will have to up their games considerably to match this sharp-eyed new dino-detective. Read full book review >
MUSEUM MYSTERY SQUAD AND THE CASE OF THE HIDDEN HIEROGLYPHICS by Mike Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The historical information is a bit flimsy, but deduction and slick detective work save the day. (Mystery. 7-9)"
In their latest caper, four young sleuths (counting the hamster) not only uncover a hidden treasure, but foil its theft. Read full book review >
PUTUGUQ & KUBLU by Danny Christopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An emotionally and spiritually warming visit to the Arctic. (Early reader. 6-9)"
A contemporary story of sibling rivalry set north of the Arctic Circle in a First Nations community. Read full book review >

THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Flaky fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How can the Wolf best express his creativity? Read full book review >
JUDAH MACCABEE GOES TO THE DOCTOR by Ann D. Koffsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A special shield provides courage on the battlefield and in the doctor's office. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
Hanukkah heroism helps a little boy face his fears about getting an inoculation. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RUTHIE by Gloria Koster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A Jewish holiday mixes it up with a favorite fairy tale. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A Hanukkah culinary delight saves Little Red Riding Hood's literary, Jewish cousin. Read full book review >
WAY TOO MANY LATKES by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fun story to share at Hanukkah—especially with the oil in the pan hot and ready for those yummy, crispy, fried holiday treats. (note on Chelm stories) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oy! Only in Chelm could there be such a problem—and such a solution. Read full book review >
ROOF OCTOPUS by Lucy Branam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Even better than a crocodile in the bathtub. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What could be more delightful than a huge and friendly octopus on the roof? Read full book review >
AMAZING ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS by Pavla Hanácková
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Neither fish nor fowl….(Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Some readers might be familiar with birds that remove troublesome insects from large animals' hides and maybe with wrasses and other animals that remove parasites from larger fish, but most will not have been exposed to the range of species and complexity of interactions that are described in this innocent-seeming picture book. Read full book review >
DROUGHTS  by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A necessary read in today's climate. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
In this era of climate change (or not, depending upon which politician you listen to) comes an apropos look at droughts. 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 >