CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"An enthusiastic invitation to become a waste warrior. (index, credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Stinky facts about waste and what we can do about it. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDSHIP BRACELET by Arlene Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Wooden and wordy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her best friend announces that she is moving to Paris, 11-year-old Olivia's life looks bleak, but new friends, a new crush, and a new project suggest that when life seems to be unraveling, it is just time to add some new thread. Read full book review >

POLLY MACCAULEY'S FINEST, DIVINEST, WOOLLIEST GIFT OF ALL by Sheree Fitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2017

"Warmth and world peace, one stitch at a time, but there are a lot of stitches to go before readers get there. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The yarn gets knotty and tangled up in this tale of knitted happiness. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Cyndi Marko
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Even those not pie-eyed for pigs will find something to like in this jolly outing. (Graphic/early-reader hybrid. 5-8)"
What's the perfect pet for you? Could it be a pig? Read full book review >
RAYBOT AND WEEBOT by Adam F. Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A cozy cybernetic variation on a popular theme. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mechanical Raybot enjoys a peaceful, orderly life in the junkyard—until the arrival of diminutive Weebot, who hardly ever powers down. Read full book review >

A NEW SCHOOL YEAR by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Diverse in so many ways, this could be a springboard to readers' own poems about school. (Picture book/poetry 4-10)"
At the start of a new school year, six children tell of their worries, hopes, and growth in 24 free-verse poems. Read full book review >
KNIFE'S EDGE by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An action-packed sophomore volume, with no loss of wind in its sails. (Graphic adventure. 8-13)"
The Dodge siblings return to the high seas in search of treasure. Read full book review >
SUPER SAURUS SAVES KINDERGARTEN by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Imagination as a coping mechanism equals lots of superpowered fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though his practical sister, Emily, is ready for kindergarten, Arnold, aka Super Saurus, isn't too sure, so he's making plans now to escape, superhero-fashion, from all the imagined perils he will face. Read full book review >
TOBY GOES BANANAS by Franck Girard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"The jokes will be new to the target audience, and they will likely want more after they've been released from timeout for acting like Toby. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Toby, an 8-year-old white boy, fancies himself quite the comedian…most disagree. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE MISSING ACTION FIGURE by Janet Tashjian
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A fun and bouncy young kids' book that's sure to appeal with its big kids' look. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Marty Frye is a private eye who solves the crimes while speaking in rhyme in a reissue of a 1998 effort. Read full book review >
SUPER SLUG OF DOOM by Matty Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Evil gets gooey comeuppance, and the forest is safe…for now. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Uh oh—the Super Magic Happy Forest (2016) faces a new, and particularly slimy, threat. Read full book review >
MONKEY BROTHER by Adam Auerbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"In the end it won't be hard to feel empathy for both kids, doing their best to get along. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Coping with a younger, rambunctious, adoring sibling is reflected in a child's complaining yet fond lament. 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 >