ROAR AND SPARKLES GO TO SCHOOL by Sarah Beth Durst
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Would that every older child looked after his or her new-to-school younger sibling with such kindness and attention. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The bond between a little brother and his big sister helps him tackle his first day of school. Read full book review >
ZOMBELINA SCHOOL DAYS by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This zombie may not be able to keep her body together, but she can sure keep her head in delicate situations and be a good friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A student who is a zombie has more difficulty than most keeping it together at school, but her relationship skills are never in any doubt. Read full book review >

MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE UNLUCKY LOTTERY WINNERS OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The ongoing hardships of Classroom 13 hammer home teachable moments with humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What would you do if you won the lottery? Read full book review >
HOLLY FARB AND THE PRINCESS OF THE GALAXY by Gareth Wronski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An enjoyable, imaginative sci-fi debut. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Holly Farb, seventh-grade know-it-all, just lost the election for school president, but who cares about that when someone thinks you're a princess? Read full book review >

EXIT STRATEGY by Lauren Allbright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Using the scientific method to make friends—clever and surprisingly effective. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ross has elevated the art of leaving to an art form, so when he has to stay at a school for longer than a few months, he has trouble adjusting to his new reality. Read full book review >
ALECA ZAMM IS A WONDER by Ginger Rue
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A fast, fun origin story with appealing wish fulfillment. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
On her 10th birthday, Aleca Zamm discovers she can stop time. Read full book review >
THE FROG PRINCESS RETURNS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This humorous, ongoing extension of the frog-turned-prince saga should appeal to fans of the series who want more of the same. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When Queen Willow vanishes, Princess Emeralda, aka Emma, embarks on a quest to find her and restore harmony to the fairy community in this latest addition to the Tales of the Frog Princess series. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST MACHINE by Lauren DeStefano
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This book provides a close-up of loss, love, and hope. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Could a machine bring back the ghost of Emmaline's mother? Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON TAMERS by James Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A whimsical and melodious tale for those seeking adventure fare that's on the quiet side. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two brothers find themselves an unlikely pet. Read full book review >
A BAND OF BABIES by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Exuberant and full of fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A precocious toddler leads his multiethnic play group in fun and mischief. 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 >