JOPLIN, WISHING by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"With magic and a bit of danger, and touching on themes of family, loss, friendship, misunderstandings, kindness, and second chances, Joplin and Sofie's story is not soon forgotten. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Stanley's fantasy offers an enticing blend of suspense, an ancient curse, a lonely girl, a hint of romance, and a fairy-tale trope. Read full book review >
14 HOLLOW ROAD by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A readable novel that won't linger long in anyone's memory. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tornadoes aren't supposed to happen in Hitchcock, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

THE GREAT GRANNY CAKE CONTEST! by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"This accessible series should lead young readers to the groaning shelves of middle-grade fantasy that await. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Pandora and her granny return in a new set of stories about witches who cannot refrain from using magic. Read full book review >
EMILY AND THE SPELLSTONE by Michael Rubens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Abrakadonculous! Especially good fun for a rainy afternoon or a not-too-groggy sick day. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a forlorn 12-year-old girl finds an enchanted beach stone shaped like a cellphone, suddenly everything starts to get pretty darn weird…. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW QUEEN by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Lightweight, fluffy fun—especially good for kids just embarking on reading fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Kara and Prince Fred's mission to rescue Kara's father turns into saving all of Heldstone. Read full book review >

CAN AN AARDVARK BARK? by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Don't share this engaging read-aloud in a quiet library. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Barks, grunts, squeals, whines, bellows, growls, and laughs—all kinds of animals use all kinds of sounds to communicate. Read full book review >
SWISH AND SQUEAK'S NOISY DAY by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Sweet, sisterly sounds in a cacophonous day. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Swish, a young mouse with big ears (even for a mouse), hears all kinds of noises throughout her day—many produced by her little sister, Squeak. Read full book review >
WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >
SISTER DAY! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Nice for family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Using her large imagination, a little girl shows how much she loves her busy big sister. Read full book review >
ANDY & SANDY AND THE BIG TALENT SHOW by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Bravo! (Early reader. 5-7)"
A case of stage fright nearly thwarts Andy and Sandy's act in this latest installment of dePaola and Lewis' early-reader series. Read full book review >
THE QUILTS OF GEE'S BEND by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A handsome volume to enchant a new generation of readers and artists. (source notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, image credits) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
How homemade quilts created in rural Alabama became modern art. Read full book review >
THIS IS A BALL by Beck Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another metafictive storytime crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A string of narratorial mistakes in this Australian import gives children a chance to gleefully correct the adult reading it aloud. 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 >