A NEW SCHOOL YEAR by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Diverse in so many ways, this could be a springboard to readers' own poems about school. (Picture book/poetry 4-10)"
At the start of a new school year, six children tell of their worries, hopes, and growth in 24 free-verse poems. Read full book review >
KNIFE'S EDGE by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An action-packed sophomore volume, with no loss of wind in its sails. (Graphic adventure. 8-13)"
The Dodge siblings return to the high seas in search of treasure. Read full book review >

TOBY GOES BANANAS by Franck Girard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"The jokes will be new to the target audience, and they will likely want more after they've been released from timeout for acting like Toby. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Toby, an 8-year-old white boy, fancies himself quite the comedian…most disagree. Read full book review >
STEALING OUR WAY HOME by Cecilia Galante
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A heartbreaking, uplifting ode to staying true to family even in the worst of times. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What wouldn't a desperate man do to help his children? What wouldn't desperate kids do to save their dad and themselves? Read full book review >
SUPER SLUG OF DOOM by Matty Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Evil gets gooey comeuppance, and the forest is safe…for now. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Uh oh—the Super Magic Happy Forest (2016) faces a new, and particularly slimy, threat. Read full book review >

MAKING SCENTS by Arthur Yorinks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A heartfelt tale of acceptance, tolerance, and grief. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
In this thoughtful graphic novel, a human boy who believes himself to be part dog seeks acceptance for who he is. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN by Anne Sibley O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A riveting work that will appeal to a wide range of readers. (Thriller. 9-13)"
A family holiday goes badly awry, leaving two siblings racing for freedom in a totalitarian nation armed with little more than an outdated guidebook and a few packets of airline peanuts. Read full book review >
THIS IS JUST A TEST by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A nostalgic and heartwarming period coming-of-age comedy. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In the months leading up to his bar mitzvah, David Da-Wei Horowitz deals with a host of middle school crises, from bickering grandmas and trouble talking to his crush to fearing the possibility of nuclear fallout. Read full book review >
GHOST ATTACK by David Lubar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A superior alternative to Goosebumps for elementary-age chill-seekers. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A monster allergy may ruin Alex's visit to his grandparents'. Read full book review >
IT'S ALIVE! by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An engaging, entertaining compendium that will inform and confound. (photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
With "fake news" now such a prominent topic of conversation, a book that asks readers to separate bizarre but true stories about nature from fake ones is quite timely. Read full book review >
SEVEN RULES YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT BREAK IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THE CAFETERIA by John Grandits
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Some solid advice about both the cafeteria and life is embedded in this tongue-in-cheek tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Grandits and Austin team up again to bring readers more school rules that they should (not!) follow. Read full book review >
AGATHA PARROT AND THE THIRTEENTH CHICKEN by Kjartan Poskitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An enthusiastic romp with a friendly grade schooler, just right for those newly transitioning to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Agatha Parrot is back for another silly, almost plausible adventure. 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 >