SUNBEAM'S SHINE by Emily Bliss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Standard-issue girlie wish fulfillment. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A unicorn-loving girl goes to a magical world to help a unicorn princess. Read full book review >
PATRICK GRIFFIN'S FIRST BIRTHDAY ON ITH by Ned Rust
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"The jokes, however, have improved since the first volume, and kids with a taste for weirdness will be eager to start again with Book 3. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Patrick Griffin's second adventure seems to start over with every chapter. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"For unflattering portraits of these well-known Founding Fathers, there are plenty of other places to look. (source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
These four stories casting some of America's Founding Fathers in less than a flattering light reveal that political partisanship and mudslinging have been a nasty reality since the nation's founding. Read full book review >
WHEN A WOLF IS HUNGRY by Christine Naumann-Villemin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"As funny and as exquisitely put together as Edmond Bigsnout himself. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Lone wolf Edmond Bigsnout sets off from his country home to kill and eat a "city bunny"—and becomes enmeshed in a life-altering adventure. Read full book review >
I SEE THE SUN IN TURKEY by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Emphasizing daily commonalities, this is a useful book on urban Turkish culture. (afterword, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Turkey's political situation is often in the news, but this book focuses mostly on the everyday life of a young child in Istanbul. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >