IRA CRUMB MAKES A PRETTY GOOD FRIEND by Naseem Hrab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A valuable lesson in friendship, with walking pickles on the side. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Ira Crumb is "trustworthy, super helpful, and also really fun to be around"—but, having just moved, he is also "The New Kid." Read full book review >
GRANDPA'S HA-LA-LOO-YA HAMBONE by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Tongue-in-cheek fun. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tall country tale involving dentures, beans, and an amazing hambone. Read full book review >

HOME IN THE RAIN by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Amazing. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A mother-daughter road trip with feels aplenty. Read full book review >
STINKER by David Zeltser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Gassy dogs may be funny, but poking fun at disabilities never is. Stinker indeed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boisterous, black-and-white dog has two problems: an excess of flatulence and a lack of a permanent home. Read full book review >
BONAPARTE FALLS APART by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Both an entertaining spin on back-to-school jitters and an unusual look at service dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elementary-age skeleton is afraid he won't be able to maintain structural integrity at school. Read full book review >

MARY HAD A LITTLE LIZARD by Kayla Harren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Cute but a little muddled and ultimately failing to break new ground. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this wordless picture book, a pet lizard avoids separation anxiety by stowing away in its owner's backpack on the first day of school. Read full book review >
SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Pretty but substance-free—which is probably not how any of this book's subjects would like to be remembered. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Inspired by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's stand against the appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general—and titled for Sen. Mitch McConnell's stifling of same—glancing introductions to 13 American women who "persisted." Read full book review >
LONG-ARMED LUDY AND THE FIRST WOMEN'S OLYMPICS by Jean L.S.  Patrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Fascinating. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
The true story of an exceptional athlete and a unique competition. Read full book review >
WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID AT SCHOOL by Refe Tuma
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Better add plastic dinosaurs to the shopping list—kids will want in on the fun. (Picture book. 5-10)"
After demolishing a house with their antics (What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, 2015), the plastic dinosaur toys stow away in a backpack and wreak havoc on a school. Read full book review >
BUDDY AND EARL GO TO SCHOOL by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Readers will enjoy their time with these two: another satisfying friendship adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The droll dog-and-hedgehog duo is back, this time going to school. Read full book review >
THE TEACHER'S PET by Anica Mrose Rissi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"By the end students will either be dreading or looking forward to their own tadpole studies. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The opening and closing life-cycle endpapers differ in only one small way, but it makes all the difference to a class that must deal with the fallout of their teacher's love for a class pet. Read full book review >
I LIKE THE FARM  by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Simple, encouraging text, charming photographs, straightforward, unpretentious diversity, and adorable animals—what's not to like? (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
This entry-level early reader/picture book pairs children with farm animals. 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 >