THE DINOSAUR EXPERT by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A pivotal moment in a child's life, handled with grace and sensitivity rather than conflict or ineffective lecturing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Timely intervention keeps a young science enthusiast's career ambitions on the rails in this fourth outing for Mr. Tiffin's class. Read full book review >
PASS GO AND COLLECT $200 by Tanya Lee Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Stone delivers a winner. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
The surprisingly complex history of one of America's favorite board games. Read full book review >

THE RHINO IN RIGHT FIELD by Stacy DeKeyser
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Laugh-out-loud fun with a wonderful cast of characters. A winner in every way. (acknowledgments, author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Tank is a 2,580-pound rhinoceros living in the city zoo. Read full book review >
SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE by Jo Watson Hackl
Released: July 10, 2018

"Lyrical and endearing, this debut is a genuine adventure tale, poignant and as fresh as a spring garden. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What lies beyond the trees promises to bring one of two things—either powerful glory or terrible heartache. Read full book review >
SOMEONE NEW by Anne Sibley O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Informative and genuine, the book offers much to learn about connecting, expanding understanding, and overcoming differences—a great companion to the previous title. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In I'm New Here (2015), O'Brien told the story of three new immigrants from their perspectives. Here, she tells the same story from the perspectives of the peers who welcome them. Read full book review >

LOOK by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A delightful exploration of a thematic concept, exceptionally designed and thoroughly charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sibling pair experiences their world through words with a double O. Read full book review >
ANGEL IN BEIJING by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A sweet tale about friendship that gives a glimpse of life in another part of the world, this loving tribute to Beijing is a perfect read-aloud for young travelers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A Chinese girl in search of her lost kitty inadvertently takes readers on a tour of famous landmarks in Beijing. Read full book review >
ALL ARE WELCOME by Alexandra Penfold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate. Let's hope more people, starting with this picture book's audience, embrace it. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lively city school celebrates its diversity. Read full book review >
MR. MONKEY BAKES A CAKE by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"Encore, encore for kid lit's ap-peel-ing new primate. (Early reader. 4-8) "
Monkey + banana = recipe for delicious cake…or delicious comedy? Read full book review >
LITTLE CHEF by Matt Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"Kids who devour cooking shows, collect recipes, and enjoy stirring up their own creations will find much to love in this book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lizzie thinks you're never too little to dive into the kitchen and start cooking. Read full book review >
MIXED by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"A colorful story about celebrating difference as complementary and transformative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beginning with endpapers full of colorful, distinctive faces in primary hues, Chung presents the heavy issue of discrimination using vivid colors and precise text. Read full book review >
WHEN THE COUSINS CAME by Katie Yamasaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"A rare find about family featuring a mixed-raced protagonist. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a story that's reminiscent of "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse," a young mixed Japanese-white girl savors creating summer memories with her cousins. 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 >