WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Fans of macabre, tongue-in-cheek humor (and twist endings!) will enjoy time spent with Penelope. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a young T. Rex named Penelope starts school, she learns some lessons about her classmates; most importantly, they are not for eating. Read full book review >
READY OR NOT, WOOLBUR GOES TO SCHOOL! by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Woolbur is an excellent role model of self-confidence and positivity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An excited Woolbur bursts out of bed on the first day of school, confident and ready to take the experience by the horns (an intention that perhaps inspires the exuberant hairdo he has created with red string). Read full book review >

COUNTING ON KATHERINE by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"An excellent biography that will inspire young readers, especially girls, to do what they love. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A picture-book biography of a humble genius who excelled in a career once out of reach for most African-Americans. Read full book review >
HEDGEHOG NEEDS A HUG by Jen Betton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Wordplay and engaging images are joined expertly to a theme of love and compassion without treacle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everyone, including prickly hedgehogs, needs some bodily contact with another animal or human. Read full book review >
READY TO RIDE by Sébastien Pelon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"It's a bit of a clunky story, but those colors pop, and the tone is just inspiring enough to give to a training-wheel rider nearing the end of that run. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The losing-the-training-wheels rite of passage is helped along by a mysterious white blob in this adaptation of a French picture book. Read full book review >

CECE LOVES SCIENCE by Kimberly Derting
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"A good introduction to observation, data, and trying again. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cece loves asking "why" and "what if." Read full book review >
LOOK AT ME! by Robin Page
Released: June 19, 2018

"Animals with fake eye spots, glowing lures, putrid flesh, and stinky glands will fascinate kids who love weird and wonderful science. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
Many animals have creative and often startling ways of changing appearance, whether for attracting a mate, fending off predators, or luring prey. Read full book review >
WHAT DO THEY DO WITH ALL THAT POO? by Jane Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"A scatological success. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Countless zoo books line the shelves, but how often does one discuss animal manure—and how a zoo discards it? Read full book review >
THE FOX ON THE SWING by Evelina Daciute
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"An enormously satisfying surprise completes this wholly original narrative. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This Lithuanian import portrays the friendship developing between a boy and a fox. Read full book review >
BEN AND THE SCAREDY-DOG by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"Another successful outing in a winning series, with lots of room for more adventures for Ben and his new friends Erv and Max. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy named Ben makes a new friend and conquers his fear of dogs in this latest offering in a series about learning to deal with new experiences. Read full book review >
FINN'S FEATHER by Rachel Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A good choice to share with a bereaved child: poignant, but not heavily sentimental. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One spring morning young Finn finds a big white feather on his doorstep that, he thinks, was sent by his brother from heaven. Read full book review >
100 BUGS! by Kate Narita
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Packed with great extension possibilities, visually engaging illustrations, and quick rhymes, this read-aloud would be a great addition to any STEM shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two children of color count local insects and flora in an explosion of colors and textures. 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 >