WOLF PUPS JOIN THE PACK by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bland also-ran trailing a large litter of like-themed pups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A photo album of young wolves running, playing, and growing through their first year. Read full book review >
THE CAT STOLE MY PANTS by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fans will be satisfied and look expectantly for Book 7. (Graphic/mystery hybrid. 7-11)"
Timmy Failure, world-class detective, is on the case even when on vacation. Read full book review >

THE SECRET OF BLACK ROCK by Joe Todd-Stanton
Kirkus Star
written and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A winner on many levels. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After a courageous young girl befriends a legendary creature, she must stop the frightened villagers from attacking it. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Fun and enlightenment for young experimenters working alone, with partners, or in groups. (glossary, index, websites) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An array of simple demonstrations designed to give budding eco-activists an understanding of how energy is stored, transferred, used responsibly, and recycled. Read full book review >
MONEY MATH by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A purse full of entertainment tucked into a merry primer on money math. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adler and Miller (Let's Estimate, 2017, etc.) team again to poke playfully about in the world of numbers, this time using U.S. currency to add, subtract, determine value, and place decimal points. Read full book review >

SPLATYPUS by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An amusing tale, ready for reading aloud, of finding 'the perfect place.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
A clumsy platypus takes on a humorous persona. Read full book review >
BIG HID by Roisin Swales
written and illustrated by Roisin Swales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"The story may be predictable, but it's also charming—worth lingering over, and more than once. (Picture book. 3-7)"
New talent Swales creates a spare tale of friendship and support. Read full book review >
SAY ZOOP! by Hervé Tullet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"'Zoop' is the least of it. 'Waahoo!' comes closer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another infectiously joyful romp from the panjandrum of playful pointillism. Read full book review >
SO MANY CUDDLES by Ruth Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"An intimate, low-key variation on a popular theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sweet celebration of a day filled with physical contact, from "rise and shine cuddles" to "sleep tight and good night." Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO RAN by Kristina Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Well-told and illustrated, Gibb's story speaks to not only women's fight for equality, but the power of community. (biographical note, timeline) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In cooperation with Gibb herself, Poletti and Yee tell the story of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, questioning authority with her feet. Read full book review >
DUCK AND HIPPO LOST AND FOUND  by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"This agreeable tale is the second Duck and Hippo story; more would be welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Duck, Hippo, and three friends celebrate the end of summer with a picnic. Read full book review >
MAGIC FOR SALE by Carrie Clickard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"One-stop shopping for all your elixir, potion, and spellcasting needs. Jinxes 50 percent off! (Picture book. 6-9)"
What would the stock of a magic shop be like? Young Georgie McQuist gets an eyeful one night when he lingers after closing time. 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 >