HEARTBEAT by Evan Turk
by Evan Turk, illustrated by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A memorable journey for sophisticated readers. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In this artistically rendered picture book, a whale lives through 200 years of human history, taking readers from the brutal whaling industry to activism for harmony with the ocean and its creatures. Read full book review >
TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Fun, clever, and empowering, this is the rare case of a sequel that outshines its predecessor. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-9) "
Sophia proves she's not only a gifted linguist and negotiator (One Word from Sophia, 2015), but a brilliant engineer, as well. Read full book review >

RUSSELL WRESTLES THE RELATIVES by Cindy Chambers Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"When read with a TV-announcer voice, the exaggerated mayhem of text and illustration could make for a kooky KO at storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mushy family reunions? With Russell's family they're more mashy than anything else. Read full book review >
WHAT THE LADYBUG HEARD NEXT by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A whimsical sequel. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ladybug returns to foil another barnyard theft (What the Ladybug Heard, 2010). Read full book review >
FRUIT BOWL by Mark Hoffmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Inessential. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Ripe with puns, this tale turns on the question. Read full book review >

ROCKET ROBINSON AND THE PHARAOH'S FORTUNE by Sean O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A wild adventure tainted by Orientalism. (Graphic adventure. 8-12)"
In his first week in Cairo, 12-year-old Ronald "Rocket" Robinson finds careering adventure. Read full book review >
SUN DOG by Deborah Kerbel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2018

"Juno may be a puppy in the Arctic Circle, but children everywhere will relate to her. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At the top of the world in the Arctic Circle, a young sled dog, Juno, seeks adventure. Read full book review >
GIFTS OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2018

"The artistic condescension and incongruities make this a marginal offering at best. (further information) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
On Dec. 12, 1531, in newly colonized Mexico City, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Aztec farmer, Juan Diego, and spoke to him in Nahuatl, his native language, telling him to ask the bishop to build her church. Read full book review >
I'M SAD by Michael Ian Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Happy to see such a well-done feelings book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bibliotherapy done right. Read full book review >
HOW TALL WAS A T. REX? by Alison Limentani
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A terrific introduction to the ups and downs of measurement as well as relative scale. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Based on current fossil evidence, as tall as 10 velociraptors—or one giraffe. Read full book review >
THE BIG BOOK OF THE BLUE by Yuval Zommer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A refreshing dive past some of our world's marine wonders. (index) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Denizens of the deep crowd oversized pages in this populous gallery of ocean life. Read full book review >
THE TURTLE SHIP by Helena Ku Rhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Despite a repetitive start, this debut packs a double punch modeling the experimental process while spotlighting an intriguing historical figure and his warcraft. (afterword, author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Loosely based on the life of Yi Sun-Sin, a Korean admiral in the 1500s, the story of an inquisitive boy who takes inspiration from his pet turtle to design an iconic battle ship. 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 >