SAMMY'S SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN by Mike Petrik
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Perseverance has its rewards. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sammy's Halloween tricks are no treat for his family when they last the whole year. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW IN THE MOON by Christina Matula
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A basic book to beef up a world-cultures collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two sisters learn there is more to their favorite Chinese holiday than feasting and moon-gazing. 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 >
IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"In this sequel, Dexter's still funny, but he is in danger of becoming a one-note joke. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Dexter is as anxious as in his debut, Don't Forget Dexter! (2017), and he's worked himself into a frenzy over the fact that Jack's show-and-tell day is tomorrow. Read full book review >
HIDE! by Steve Henry
by Steve Henry, illustrated by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A delightful dip into reading. (Early reader. 3-7)"
A fish jumps out of their fishbowl and into the ocean and (almost) ends up eaten! Read full book review >

JUMP by David McPhail
by David McPhail, illustrated by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Don't expect the newest readers to sit still for this one. They'll want to jump right into reading. (Early reader. 4-8)"
One powerful verb, simply repeated, makes for an action-packed beginning reader. Read full book review >
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 >
MOTHER GHOST by Rachel Kolar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2018

"A treat for those who like their tricks on the scary side. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
This collection of shivery Mother Goose rhymes is sure to put kids in the Halloween spirit. Read full book review >
WITH LOVE, GRANDMA by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2018

"Should encourage dialogic reading and discussion—and hugs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A hedgehog grandmother takes a monthlong vacation with friends while continually staying in touch with her beloved grandchild through a volume of correspondence. Read full book review >
KINDERGARRRTEN BUS by Mike Ornstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2018

"X marks the school: 'The treasure of all treasures!' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A pirate bus driver tells his new kindergarten charges to buck up and not be afraid, but then something happens that shows him to be a fraidy fraud. Read full book review >
BULLY by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2018

"Truly, a tale for our times. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A self-centered and egotistical bullfrog refuses to share the beauty of the pond ecosystem, ultimately leaving him in a muddy mess. Read full book review >
THE FRIGHTFUL RIDE OF MICHAEL MCMICHAEL by Bonny Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Dark and delightful—for readers who enjoy chills with their giggles. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young boy takes a terrifying bus ride on his way to his grandmother's house in Becker and Fearing's gleefully baleful picture book. 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 >