SUPER MANNY STANDS UP! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"With great read-aloud potential, this story could be used by both parents and teachers to introduce concepts of courage and standing up to bullies from the youngest preschoolers up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This charming story marries the mania for superheroes with a potent anti-bullying message, making it an apt tale for present times. Read full book review >
WHAT GEORGE FORGOT by Kathy Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A clever way to usher kids to the bus with a smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
George is about to dash out the door to school. But what has he forgotten? Read full book review >

IMAGINE THAT! by Yasmeen Ismail
Released: July 4, 2017

"It's hard to imagine this won't be a hit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A slice-of-life story about a little one with a big imagination. Read full book review >
OVERBOARD!  by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"This short, promising series opener contains plenty to inspire young readers while they await Vol. 2: Avalanche! (author's note, survival tips) (Adventure. 7-10)"
After a rogue wave overturns their whale-watching boat in Washington's cold coastal waters, two preteens—unsure if their families survived—battle injury and hypothermia to reach dry land. Read full book review >
HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A clever way to ensure everyone is ready for the first day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After all the school-supply shopping and the back-to-school night, students are ready for their first days of school, but what about their teachers? Read full book review >

THE CHALK RAINBOW by Deborah Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"A trifle loosely rendered but clever and perceptive. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child finds an imaginative way to help her autistic little brother cope with his aversion to an all too common hue. 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 >
MAGIC TRICKS WITH COINS, CARDS AND EVERYDAY OBJECTS by Jake Banfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Tricks sure to disarm even someone with a bad case of the grumps. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
A sunny array of card, coin, and doodad magic tricks presented in step-by-step format. Read full book review >
MY TAIL'S NOT TIRED  by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Simply sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Monster isn't ready for bed. What can Big Monster do? Read full book review >
HONEY BEES by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Serviceable text is lifted by thrilling photography. (Informational early reader. 4-8)"
A colorful introduction to the honeybee. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Like an internet kitty video in book form, this should have young cat fanciers lapping it up. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Cats are more than just adorable piano players and grumpy sloganeers. Read full book review >
LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK OF WEATHER  by Karen de Seve
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Budding meteorologists have no shortage of introductory books from which to choose, but the clean design may help this one stand out. (parent tips, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
An inviting photographic guide to the strange and surprising state of air all around us. 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 >