MY MOMMY IS A HERO by Isabel Otter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A comforting resource for military families coping with deployment and a worthwhile addition to any library. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With its companion, one of two delightful books that celebrate parents who are in the military. Read full book review >
IRVING BERLIN, THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING by Nancy Churnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A book to share that celebrates an immigrant and his abiding love for his adopted country, its holidays, and his 'home sweet home.' (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A Jewish immigrant from Russia gives America some of its most iconic and beloved songs. Read full book review >

A DAY ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION by Larry Swedlove
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A serviceable picture of life in orbit, equally suitable for reading together or, despite the textual tweaking, solo. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
How astronauts eat, sleep, and work in space. Read full book review >
KECKO THE GECKO by Sindy McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A success on two levels that's worthy of repeat readings. (Early reader. 5-8)"
A story about a boy and his gecko helps beginning readers develop confidence and fluency. Read full book review >
GIANTS, TROLLS, WITCHES, BEASTS by Craig Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Even people who've read countless folktales will find something new and surprising in this collection, and they may discover that the stories are even stranger than they remembered. (Graphic folklore. 7-12)"
It's easy to forget how often folktales make no sense at all. Read full book review >

TWO RAINBOWS by Sophie Masson
Released: June 1, 2018

"A lovely city-country story that celebrates finding your place, and your color, in the world around you. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Spare, poetic text depicts the contrasts and connections between a young protagonist's life in the country and in the city. Read full book review >
WOOLF by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Woolf yearns to celebrate diversity but instead paints a bleak picture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a wolf and sheep fall in love against the odds, their son must learn to navigate a world that is hostile to being both. Read full book review >
FRED WANTS TO PLAY by Janna de Lathouder
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Follow this agreeable outing with Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin's Wiggle (2005) during storytime to harness the inevitable imitations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Fred gets that "bouncy feeling," he can't help playing and disturbing others, but when he finds a kindred playful spirit, the two make music together that everyone enjoys. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE BULLY'S WRATH / LA MALDICIÓN DE LA IRA DEL ABUSÓN by René Saldaña Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2018

"A welcome return to Mickey's primarily Latinx world. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In Mickey Rangel's fifth mystery, like many kids his age, the title character is faced with a new kid in class who is less than welcoming. But how do you help someone who doesn't want to change? Read full book review >
HARVESTING FRIENDS / COSECHANDO AMIGOS by Kathleen Contreras
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2018

"Un libro muy sabroso. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lupe and her mamá have spent months planting, weeding, and watering, because there's nothing better than a salsa garden. Read full book review >
MAYA AND ANNIE ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS / LOS SÁBADOS Y DOMINGOS DE MAYA Y ANNIE by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2018

"A lovely multicultural story about a young friendship, celebrating culture and differences. (Bilingual picture book. 3-7)<"
A childhood friendship and cultural acceptance are at the center of this authentic, special story. Read full book review >
SISTERS AND CHAMPIONS by Howard Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"An effective narrative and visual way to share a piece of sports history. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A look at how a father's dream to develop his daughters into tennis champions changed the world of sports. 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 >