THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Pinkney's graceful note invites readers to ponder issues of forgiveness, redemption, and peaceful coexistence in a terrific tale well-suited to family and group read-alouds. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-8)"
Pinkney adapts the classic Norwegian tale, adding dramatic textual and visual details honoring the value of second chances. Read full book review >
MY LITTLE FOX by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A useful resource on becoming independent, the change of seasons, and the forest habitat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother fox cares for her kit, Little Fox, during its first year. Read full book review >

THAT NEIGHBOR KID by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A timeless tale about backyard fun and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children build a treehouse and a friendship together in this nearly wordless story. Read full book review >
WARTHOG by Birdie Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The winsome warthog is appealing as he blithely hops, splashes, hums, and wanders his way through his day, but it doesn't quite add up to an exciting adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic warthog encounters items, animals, and plants in quantities from one through 10 while exploring the savanna that surrounds his African home. Read full book review >
PRINCE AND PIRATE by Charlotte Gunnufson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A watery odd couple perfect for potential royals and scurvy curs alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two pet fish duke it out, scale to scale. Read full book review >

HATTIE & HUDSON by Chris Van Dusen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Outdoor enthusiasts will celebrate this brave young heroine as she schools the town on acceptance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lanky, little explorer paddles her canoe on a lake and inadvertently sings up a huge, green beast. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"One part fiction, one part history lesson, this likable story is an amusing introduction to one slice of early American life. (author's note, recipe) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The true history of Amelia Simmons, the author of America's first cookbook, has been lost. Enter this whimsical, fictionalized account of what could've been, delectable cakes included! Read full book review >
MARGARET WISE BROWN'S MANNERS by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Enigmatic, if not outright disjointed, and not well-served by these visuals. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Previously unpublished reflections on behavior, amplified and exemplified in new illustrations featuring a cast of cute, small characters. Read full book review >
BOW-WOW-MEOW by Blanca  Lacasa
by Blanca Lacasa, illustrated by Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fabio is not your ordinary dog. Read full book review >
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE TOOTH FAIRY  by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"This origin story from Spain makes just as much sense as a single tiny fairy doing all the work—possibly more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who could have guessed that the tooth fairy has "secret assistants"? Read full book review >
WHO COUNTS? by Amy-Jill Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2017

"An unusual and creative interpretation of the three parables, offering the satisfying conclusion that each person (or sheep or coin) matters and should be counted. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Three parables of Jesus from the Christian Bible are retold with modern-day settings and characters. Read full book review >
LANDS OF LONG AGO by A.J. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Eye-opening discoveries await readers who think wheelbarrows, eyeglasses, street signs, and forks have always been around. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ten scenes from Neolithic Britain to the "golden age of piracy" are laced with anachronisms for alert young historians to spot. 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 >