BEE STILL by Frank Sileo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2018

"There are plenty of reasons to pass on this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A bee rejects busyness for meditation. Read full book review >
FELIX by Giovanna Zoboli
by Giovanna Zoboli, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani, translated by Laura Watkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Overall, an agreeable world tour. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A house cat with just two lives left visits his extended family around the world. Read full book review >

THE DIVER by Veronica Carratello
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Odd but sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl and a coin that share a dream each find it realized. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT DINOSAURS by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Young readers who think the dinosaurs are all extinct will appreciate this truthful revelation. Well, truth-y, anyway. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Chickens are descended from dinosaurs, and here's a chicken with a family photo album to prove it. Read full book review >
CHARLOTTE'S BONES by Erin Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Not exactly seamless but all in all a substantial introduction to a significant North American fossil. (map, glossary, resource list) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
The story of Charlotte, Vermont's official state marine fossil. Read full book review >

WHEN YOU GROW UP TO VOTE by Eleanor Roosevelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Lively, lucid, and timely. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Updated for a modern audience, the pre-eminent first lady's views on what government is and does and why having a voice in it all matters. Read full book review >
SCAREDY BEAR by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Warm, affirming story of friendship and overcoming fear. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A brave little bunny sneaks out after dark, hoping to find a scary creature known as the Big Hairy. Read full book review >
RAT ATTACK by Molly Coxe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"With such creative illustrations beckoning to readers, children may muster up their decoding skills to get through the purposeful text, perhaps with a little help from an adult. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Nat the rat, Pat the rat, and Matt the rat try to steal the jam that Gram is making for Ann, Fran, and Stan. Read full book review >
LET'S CELEBRATE ELECTION DAY by Barbara deRubertis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Important background for prospective voters. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An explanation of what general voting is for and why it is important. Read full book review >
DEATH EATERS by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"'Gross,' to echo the author, but 'also amazing.' (index, further reading) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Carrion (not soul) eaters crawl, trot, swim, fly, and…drive into the spotlight. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BARBARIAN by Renato Moriconi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Inspired pictures will, in turn, inspire wide-eyed conversations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This wordless picture book uses watercolor to show a helmet-clad, sword-bearing horseman moving miraculously unscathed above, below, and past all manner of scary situations. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A worthy and original contribution to the growing kids'-yoga canon, even with its flaws. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
If you want to play yoga, you have to know the rules: what to do more, what to do less, how to breathe, and how to move your body. 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 >