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 >
RAD GIRLS CAN by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Engaging and inspiring. (sources, index) (Collective biography. 10-16)"
Schatz and Stahl (Rad American Women A-Z, 2015, etc.) partner again to present young women and girls who have achieved great things. Read full book review >

THE GAME MASTERS OF GARDEN PLACE by Denis Markell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A nifty premise but not a critical hit. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
With their 20-sided dice in hand, five middle school heroes battle to save the world. Read full book review >
ELECTRIC BOOGERLOO by Mark Maciejewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Another crowd pleaser: funny, intelligent, and richly spiced with gross bits. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Talented prankster Maciek "Chub" Trzebiatowski vows to go straight in seventh grade…with predictable results. Read full book review >
LIGHT WAVES by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"A good beginning look at light and all the ways it's important to life on Earth. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The science of light: what it is, how it behaves, and how it colors, energizes, and illuminates our world. 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 >
HOCUS POCUS AND THE ALL-NEW SEQUEL by A.W. Jantha
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A bit of envelope-pushing freshens up the formula. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In honor of its 25th anniversary, a Disney Halloween horror/comedy film gets a sequel to go with its original novelization. Read full book review >
WILLA OF THE WOOD by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A moving, atmospheric journey of hope. (Fantasy. 10-14) "
The old sourwood trees, the rushing streams and rivers, and the great mountain are home to 12-year-old Willa. Read full book review >
BOOKJOY, WORDJOY by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Joy indeed. (Picture book/poetry. 6-12)"
The virtues of reading and playing with words collide in Mora and Colón's latest collaboration. 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 >
FRIENDS AND FOES by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"Children are growing and figuring out who they are in relation to those around them; the direct, purposeful style of poetry lends itself nicely to navigating the many emotions of friendship. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9) "
Florian explores both the joys and conflicts of having a friend. Read full book review >
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by Ben Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"It may not be epic, but this is certainly one launch that fails to get off the ground. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try and try. 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 >