BRAVE ENOUGH FOR TWO by Jonathan D. Voss
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A well-meaning but just so-so friendship story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A girl overcomes fears and helps her favorite friend. Read full book review >
ON GULL BEACH by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2018

"An excellent addition to the nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Interrupting his walk on a sandy beach, a child runs after gulls playing catch with a starfish, intercepts their victim, and places it gently back into the water. Read full book review >

PICNIC WITH OLIVER by Mika Song
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"Fans of Tea with Oliver (2017) will delight in watching this cat-and-mouse friendship grow, and newcomers will happily enter their amiable world of reciprocity. (Picture book. 4-8) "
Best friends Philbert (a wee mouse) and Oliver (a moon-faced orange-and-white cat) plan an elaborate picnic, but everyone knows the best-laid plans of mice and kittens often go awry. Read full book review >
THE COLOR FACTORY by Eric  Telchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Visually cheap, narratively forced. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Operators at a color factory lose control and ask readers for help. Read full book review >
NEW YORK CITY ABC by John Skewes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Larry could use a better compass. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As Larry Gets Lost again per series formula, the dog and his boy, Pete, look for alphabet letters and explore New York City. Read full book review >

BUDDY AND EARL MEET THE NEIGHBORS by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Time for a nap. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Buddy and Earl, dog and hedgehog, do what they do best: find adventure where there is none. Read full book review >
THE PIRATES OF SCURVY SANDS by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Yo ho ho and a bottle of sun screen. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In her latest outing, clever young Matilda leaves Dull-on-Sea for a pirates-only theme park and joins the hunt for Mad Jack McMuddle's long-buried treasure (The Pirates Next Door, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Drew Callander
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A bold attempt that doesn't quite carry through to satisfaction. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Are you (yes, you) ready to save the land of Astorya from a vicious queen? Read full book review >
SWIM BARK RUN by Brian Boyle
Released: June 5, 2018

"Preachy but cheerful. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Three canine friends encourage one another to complete a dog-oriented triathlon. Read full book review >
DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Lê's compelling storyline is propelled forward by Santat's illustrations, each capturing both the universal longing to connect and the joy of sharing the creative process. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The power of art takes center stage in this cleverly titled story of a Thai-speaking grandfather connecting to his assimilated American grandson. Read full book review >
THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Sure to tickle the most fickle funny bone. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Fovea Munson's mortification isn't unfounded: Her parents are surgeons…who operate on dead people ("Sorry. Cadavers").Read full book review >
GREAT POLAR BEAR by Carolyn Lesser
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"For die-hard polar bear fans. (author's notes, map) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A year in the life of the majestic denizen of the far north. 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 >