OTIS AND WILL DISCOVER THE DEEP by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Rosenstock and Roy's collaboration celebrates scientific teamwork and an exciting first in deep-sea exploration. (author's note, illustrator's note, historical note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Otis Barton and Will Beebe, unified in their scientific curiosity about the deep sea, team up to innovate the 5,000-pound bathysphere, making history in 1930 with their initial 800-foot dive. Read full book review >
BRIANNA BRIGHT, BALLERINA KNIGHT by Pam Calvert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"For those who prefer their princesses brave and perfectly pretty. (brief glossary of ballet and fencing terms) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stylish princess works hard to distinguish herself and find her true calling. Read full book review >

MVP by Mike Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Phoebe and her best friend score a touchdown with this groundbreaking pairing of a sports-minded girl and her dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A perky Australian labradoodle narrates this sports-themed tale describing the dog's interest in playing soccer and football with a group of neighborhood children. Read full book review >
THE DOLL HOSPITAL by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Although the instinct to care for others is important to nurture, this seems like an unnecessary throwback to an earlier era. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's not only the patients, but the doctor and nurses who are dolls, too. Read full book review >
NECK & NECK by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"While not a first-choice title to deal with jealousy and decision-making, this is a lighthearted foray into the difficulties of zoo life and—more to the point—peer behavior. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A giraffe who fancies himself king of the zoo fights an uphill battle to maintain his sovereignty and his supply of treats. Read full book review >

AMANDA PANDA AND THE BIGGER, BETTER BIRTHDAY by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A sweet celebration of friendship and the drama of kindergarten. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Amanda Panda is ecstatic about having the first birthday in her kindergarten, but when her best friend's birthday threatens to outshine hers, they must find a way to work it out. Read full book review >
DAVY'S SUMMER VACATION! by Brigitte Weninger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A somewhat bland addition to the summer-vacation canon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The vacation that Davy and his family take isn't what they'd hoped for; it's better. Read full book review >
IF A HORSE HAD WORDS by Kelly Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A skillfully told, whimsically illustrated story of friendship, with a rodeo aspect that may limit its audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The friendship between a boy and a horse is explored in this picture book. Read full book review >
HAWK RISING by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"An absorbing reminder that we need never look far to see wild, beautiful nature. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A male red-tailed hawk leaves a nest full of hatchlings to scout a suburban neighborhood for prey. Read full book review >
BUG HOTEL by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Lots of detail and complex vocabulary mean most young children won't linger past check-in at this hotel; older children will still need help from a caregiver or teacher. (Board book. 4-6)"
Bearing the tagline "A lift-the-flap book of discovery," this board book for older children is meant to inspire garden explorations. Read full book review >
TINY, PERFECT THINGS by M.H. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A mindful appreciation of often unnoticed delights enhanced by subtle and stunning illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A white grandfather and a brown-skinned, biracial child stroll through their neighborhood keeping their "eyes open for tiny, perfect things." Read full book review >
JOHNNY by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Unlikely to turn many arachnophobes, despite Johnny's cheery smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Spiders are a little scary, even the pretty ones and even the ones that come bearing delicious gifts. 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 >