CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"Paddle past this one; hike instead. (table of contents, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A guide to canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding for kids. Read full book review >
GREAT POLAR BEAR by Carolyn Lesser
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"For die-hard polar bear fans. (author's notes, map) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A year in the life of the majestic denizen of the far north. Read full book review >

BEN AND THE SCAREDY-DOG by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"Another successful outing in a winning series, with lots of room for more adventures for Ben and his new friends Erv and Max. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy named Ben makes a new friend and conquers his fear of dogs in this latest offering in a series about learning to deal with new experiences. Read full book review >
TWINS by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"Not much beyond a gimmick, and one that's suitable only for home libraries. (Coloring book. 4-6)"
Die-cut animal shapes invite young artists to fill in traced outlines and create stories around them in this Indian import. Read full book review >
FINN'S FEATHER by Rachel Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A good choice to share with a bereaved child: poignant, but not heavily sentimental. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One spring morning young Finn finds a big white feather on his doorstep that, he thinks, was sent by his brother from heaven. 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 >
TRACTOR MAC SCHOOL DAY by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Here's hoping readers don't need to learn from Betty's lesson on their own first days, but Tractor Mac and his friends have some good advice for kids to store away for a rainy day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Betty is a nervous bus who has a tough first day, but with the help of Tractor Mac and friends, she finds the courage to try again. Read full book review >
BRAVE ENOUGH FOR TWO by Jonathan D. Voss
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A well-meaning but just so-so friendship story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A girl overcomes fears and helps her favorite friend. Read full book review >
STEGOTHESAURUS by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"The premise may not be exactly new (see, for instance, Laya Steinberg's Thesaurus Rex, illustrated by Debbie Harter, 2003), but exercises in clever wordplay are always fresh, animated, enlivening. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When a stegothesaurus meets an allothesaurus, the results can be dicey, hazardous, problematical. Read full book review >
PRETTY KITTY by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"It's the first five minutes of Disney's Up for cat lovers—but with a happy ending. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A lonely, old man fends off the affections of an increasing number of stray kitties. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF GREG by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A potent blend of magic, adventure, and humor. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In the debut volume of An Epic Series of Failures, 13-year-old Greg Belmont embarks on an adventure he never could have imagined. Read full book review >
DON'T EAT THAT by Drew Sheneman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"An uncomplicated tale of consideration and cooperation rendered in an accessible format. (Picture book. 3-7)"
How do you teach a grown bear new tricks? 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 >