WHERE IS GRANDMA? by Peter  Schössow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Artistically educational. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy makes his first visit to a hospital, a fascinating world all its own. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Unmeasured nonsense. (abbreviated table of conversions) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Introductions to select common units of length, mass/weight, and intensity. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Good fun, if less grist for young would-be Edisons than the earlier outing. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
The author of Inventions That Could Have Changed the World but Didn't (2015) mocks, or occasionally tips his hat to, a further set of outlandish contraptions. Read full book review >
SEE YOU WHEN I SEE YOU by Rose Lagercrantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A story about making life whole—that's also really funny. (Fiction. 5-8)"
The fifth installment in the Swedish early chapter series featuring Dani, a young white girl. Read full book review >
SEASHORES by Cathryn Sill
by Cathryn Sill, illustrated by John Sill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the backmatter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
The creators of the About Habitats series add another excellent edition filled with information about various seashore environments around the world. Read full book review >

ATTACK OF THE NOT-SO-VIRTUAL MONSTERS by Kim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"While there are both better monster and better tech books out there, the fast pace and action focus will appeal to game-addicted readers. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Monsters from a "Pokémon Go"-type game escape into the real world. Read full book review >
ROSIE SAVES THE WORLD by Debbie Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Innocuous and utilitarian. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rushing around to get everything on her "Save-the-World spreadsheet" done, Rosie gains a better understanding of the meaning of tikkun olam (repairing the world by doing good deeds, or mitzvot.) Read full book review >
DROP BY DROP by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Even those not familiar with Rabbi Akiva's monumental achievements will be moved by his devotion to learning and his wife's loving encouragement. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
A devoted wife is the inspiration behind a noted scholar of Judaism. Read full book review >
BOB'S ROCK by Ann Hassett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The controlled vocabulary and repetition make this picture book a good segue for fledgling readers. (Picture book. 5-6)"
Young Bob, introduced in Goodnight Bob (2016), is content to play with his pet rock while friend Max is frustrated by his dog's unresponsive behavior. Read full book review >
IT'S HALLOWEEN, CHLOE ZOE! by Jane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Doesn't stand out among the many introductions to Halloween's delights. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chloe Zoe in back, exploring Halloween's delights with her friends. Read full book review >
BOO WHO? by Ben Clanton
by Ben Clanton, illustrated by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A great example for both new kids and those welcoming them—at Halloween or for the rest of the year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The new kid in town has more trouble than most fitting in. Read full book review >
THE SPOOKY EXPRESS TEXAS by Eric James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Polar Express it ain't. Skip. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A Polar Express-esque Halloween train ride tailored to Texans. 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 >