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 >
HAMSTERSAURUS REX VS. SQUIRREL KONG by Tom O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"The '2' on the spine and the cliffhanger ending indicate more genetically modified fun to come—hurrah. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
When the blame for monstrous destruction lands on Hamstersaurus Rex, Sam must clear his tiny, half-dino buddy's name. Read full book review >
THE DOOR BEFORE by N.D. Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A journey worth more than the characters it contains. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An ancient evil is unleashed in this opener of a prequel series to the 100 Cupboards series. Read full book review >

THE HIGH NOTE by Harmony Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A light and fluffy wish-granting machine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Boy-band Abbey Road and their gal pal Lark return. Read full book review >
THE SOMEDAY SUITCASE by Corey Ann Haydu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A sharp, clear-cut piece that knows life is beautiful and sickness isn't. (Fiction. 10-13)"
If two people connect through symbiosis, what happens when one weakens? Read full book review >
BINNY BEWITCHED by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Fans will be delighted by these further misadventures of the rumpled but loving—and lovable—Cornwallis clan. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Impulsive acts, severely tested friendships, and possible witchy curses—all set against the customary backdrop of domestic chaos—presage big changes for Binny and her family. Read full book review >
LINT BOY by Aileen Leijten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Provided they're able to follow it, readers will have a difficult time putting it down. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Dolls, socks, and dryer lint all come alive in Leijten's disorienting graphic novel. Read full book review >
TONI  by L.J. Alonge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A fine story for sports fans and anyone in the mood for a fast, character-driven read. (Fiction. 10-16)"
The Blacktop series continues on the basketball courts of Oakland, California. Read full book review >
THE TEACHER'S PET by Anica Mrose Rissi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"By the end students will either be dreading or looking forward to their own tadpole studies. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The opening and closing life-cycle endpapers differ in only one small way, but it makes all the difference to a class that must deal with the fallout of their teacher's love for a class pet. Read full book review >
EDDIE THE ELECTRON MOVES OUT by Melissa Rooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A sketchy teaser in search of an audience. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A subatomic narrator describes how helium, a nonrenewable resource, is formed deep underground. 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 >