IF FOUND...PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE TOOTH FAIRY by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An older sibling's loving attitude enables an encouraging approach to a sometimes-stressful scenario. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Anna anticipates the arrival of the Tooth Fairy with her first loose tooth but cannot help thinking that her baby sister, Sophie, must be a tooth fairy-in-training since some astute comparisons can be made between the two. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Inspiring, if agenda driven, and serviceable as a companion or alternative to Heather Lang's Swimming with Sharks, illustrated by Jordi Solano (2016). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. Read full book review >
RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A smooth debut. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Rule No. 1: "Stealing is necessary to survive." Read full book review >
CLEMENTINE LOVES RED by Krystyna Boglar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare glimpse of childhood in a vanished world: Soviet-dominated, rural Poland. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Vacationing children endure a thunderstorm in a dark forest, lose and find one another, and join an assortment of characters seeking the mysterious Clementine, who's vanished in the woods. Read full book review >

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Ben Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Both fans of others in the series and lovers of Hamilton: An American Musical will enjoy the information and breezy tone. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A history buff and blogger provides an engaging look at the cast of characters and events that led to the founding of the United States. Read full book review >
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS  by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Another solid volume in a fun and lively series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment of the Rip and Red series features more basketball action and slices of middle school life. Read full book review >
PRINCESS JUNIPER OF TORR by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of old-style stories. (map, cast of characters) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Having ruled a community of children for a month, a princess heads home to free her kingdom from enemy invaders. Read full book review >
THE GREAT HENRY HOPENDOWER by Justin Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ultimately, however, the disconnect between the cheerful illustrations and the serious subject matter is disconcerting and may make it difficult for Henry to find an appreciative audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy performs a magic trick (of a sort) in memory of his grandfather. Read full book review >
KID AMAZING VS. THE BLOB by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Imaginative new-sibling fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jimmy becomes a superhero and conquers his archnemesis. Read full book review >
APEX PREDATORS by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"No red—but lots of tooth and claw on display. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Face-to-face introductions to over two dozen creatures it would be better to avoid. Read full book review >
THERE'S A PEST IN THE GARDEN! by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Silly reads for new readers to dig into. (Early reader. 6-8)"
A turnip-loving duck and its friends defend their garden. 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 >