WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Fans of macabre, tongue-in-cheek humor (and twist endings!) will enjoy time spent with Penelope. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a young T. Rex named Penelope starts school, she learns some lessons about her classmates; most importantly, they are not for eating. Read full book review >
COUNTING ON KATHERINE by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"An excellent biography that will inspire young readers, especially girls, to do what they love. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A picture-book biography of a humble genius who excelled in a career once out of reach for most African-Americans. Read full book review >

THE FOX ON THE SWING by Evelina Daciute
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"An enormously satisfying surprise completes this wholly original narrative. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This Lithuanian import portrays the friendship developing between a boy and a fox. Read full book review >
THE UNFORGETTABLE GUINEVERE ST. CLAIR by Amy Makechnie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Guinevere St. Clair is indeed 100 percent unforgettable. (Fiction. 8-13)"
If Scout Finch had had a sister, she would be future "world-famous lawyer" Guinevere St. Clair. Read full book review >
100 BUGS! by Kate Narita
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Packed with great extension possibilities, visually engaging illustrations, and quick rhymes, this read-aloud would be a great addition to any STEM shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two children of color count local insects and flora in an explosion of colors and textures. 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 >
LITTLE ROBOT ALONE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A book to cherish for years to come. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What do you do when you're all alone? If you're a robot, you make your own friends! Read full book review >
SUN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A grand sun story, indeed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A delightfully warm read about a grandfather and grandchild. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"This delightful debut welcomes readers in like a house filled with love. (Fiction. 8-13)"
A 13-year-old biracial girl longs to build the house of her dreams. Read full book review >
DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Lê's compelling storyline is propelled forward by Santat's illustrations, each capturing both the universal longing to connect and the joy of sharing the creative process. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The power of art takes center stage in this cleverly titled story of a Thai-speaking grandfather connecting to his assimilated American grandson. Read full book review >
DO NOT LICK THIS BOOK by Idan Ben-Barak
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Science at its best: informative and gross. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Why not? Because "IT'S FULL OF GERMS." Read full book review >
RUN WILD by David Covell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"This sweetly unruly book is destined for mud-stained and ripped pages, as it is sure to accompany many a child on wild adventures in their own parks, playgrounds, and backyards. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child's world appears in black and white—body indoors and face fixed to a screen—until another child zips by with an invitation to join in a barefoot ramble through the untamed outdoors. 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 >