THE TURNING by Emily Whitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A dishonest ending to an otherwise well-conceived story. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A half-human, half-selkie boy searches for a way to belong. Read full book review >
CAT WISHES by Calista Brill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A gentle, feel-good feline fantasy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A skeptical cat who disavows wishes finds himself pleasantly surprised. Read full book review >

PIZZASAURUS REX by Justin Wagner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Pass. (Graphic science fiction. 7-10)"
Can a pizza-obsessed dino from another dimension help a hapless scientist? Read full book review >
MISS COMMUNICATION by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"#readthisnow. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
In this sophomore chapter-book offering (Lights, Camera, Middle School!, 2017), Babymouse learns that owning a smartphone may be more trouble than she anticipated. Read full book review >
THE WINNER IS…  by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"While not as nail-biting as the first two books, it's still a satisfactory denouement. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Only two contestants remain in the third and final installment of the Next Best Junior Chef series (Lights, Camera, Cook!, 2017, etc.). Who will emerge top toque? Read full book review >

CITY OF ISLANDS by Kali Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Inspiration and excitement from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Life is not easy for 12-year-old Mara in the magical archipelago City of Islands. Read full book review >
SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN! by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A great collection to have handy for Halloween classroom reading or a campfire. (Horror short stories. 8-12)"
The man behind Goosebumps and Fear Street assembles a collection of short stories written by his peers in the Mystery Writers of America. Read full book review >
MONSTER BOOGIE by Laurie Berkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"This book is clearly designed for singing, dancing, and messy crafting. It's the best and most convivial way to experience it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With the creak of a door, a big purple monster makes its entrance and derails a perfectly good bedtime. Read full book review >
TESSA TAKES WING by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Readers may wish they had wings, too. What fun! (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the lights are out and everyone is asleep, baby Tessa takes flight—literally! Read full book review >
ONE LITTLE MONSTER by Mark Gonyea
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Would that all children could greet their own monsters with this much aplomb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What starts as one little monster on a child's windowsill quickly gets out of hand. Read full book review >
STUMPKIN by Lucy Ruth Cummins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Kids may choose differently at the pumpkin patch after reading this tale, though any deeper message may be lost on them. (Picture book. 4-7)>
A stemless pumpkin who isn't chosen gets the best Halloween of all. Read full book review >
BEAR'S SPOOKY BOOK OF HIDDEN THINGS by Gergely Dudás
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Patient seekers will enjoy this Halloween party; others should steer clear. (Novelty picture book. 4-8)"
Readers follow Bear on Halloween, searching for treats in this seek-and-find title. 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 >