THE FISHING LESSON by Heinrich Böll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2018

"A lesson about success delivered with humor and graceful irony. (Picture book. 5-10, adult)"
An adaptation of Böll's fable about not letting work overtake one's life. Read full book review >
THE GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY by Chris Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"As Button puts it: 'We may be tiny, but we're still fearsome.' Aye to that. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Two-inch pirates sally forth to the rescue when their cat is kidnapped by malign mice. Read full book review >

A FRIENDLY TOWN THAT'S ALMOST ALWAYS BY THE OCEAN! by Kir Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"A deft mix of chills and chuckles, not quite as sideways as Wayside School but in the same district. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A fifth-grader struggles to fit in after he and his recently widowed mother move to a decidedly oddball new town. Read full book review >
CHASMA KNIGHTS by Boya  Sun
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Adorable and innovative. (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)"
Two otherworldly beings forge an unlikely friendship and navigate their own insecurities and jealousies. Read full book review >
HAWK RISING by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"An absorbing reminder that we need never look far to see wild, beautiful nature. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A male red-tailed hawk leaves a nest full of hatchlings to scout a suburban neighborhood for prey. Read full book review >

A JOURNEY THROUGH ART by Aaron Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Misleadingly titled but broader in scope and less Eurocentric than standard surveys. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A world tour featuring select highlights of human culture, from 37,000-year-old rock paintings to modern murals and architecture. Read full book review >
THE LAST JEDI by Elizabeth Wein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 17, 2017

"A nice treat for all Star Wars fans. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Sisters Rose and Paige Tico lead a run in their starship, Hammer, for the Resistance under the orders of Gen. Leia Organa. Read full book review >
EAT THIS! by Andrea Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Copious kid-friendly information on a vitally important topic, stylishly presented, makes this book essential. Knowledge is power. (sources, glossary, author interview) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A comprehensive compilation of fast-food marketing practices aimed at youth and ways kids can recognize and combat them. Read full book review >
GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Jennifer Thermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"An inspiring story for readers of all ages and genders. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Thermes presents the tale of the first woman thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >
HAZELNUT DAYS by Emmanuel Bourdier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"An empathetic and powerful evocation of a rarely examined family dynamic. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young boy sees his father only once every other week, when he visits him in prison. Read full book review >
CALLING ALL MINDS by Temple Grandin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An impassioned call to look at the world in unique ways with plenty of practical advice on how to cultivate a curious, inquiring, imaginative mind. (diagrams, photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Celebrated inventor Grandin shares her experiences and insights into her processes of tinkering and building, offering excellent advice to aspiring young inventors for realizing their own innovative ideas. Read full book review >
THE GIRL GUIDE by Marawa Ibrahim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Conversational text, lively design, and photos of a person of color make this growing-up guide stand out in a crowded field. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A circus artist offers tips for girls navigating puberty, from managing self-consciousness to staying safe. 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 >