NOTHING STOPPED SOPHIE by Cheryl Bardoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"As an entree into the world of mathematics, this portrait of a quiet heroine is elegant, striking, and sure to inspire. (biographical and historical notes, bibliography, author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A girl mathematician? Impossible! Read full book review >
HEARTBEAT by Evan Turk
by Evan Turk, illustrated by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A memorable journey for sophisticated readers. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In this artistically rendered picture book, a whale lives through 200 years of human history, taking readers from the brutal whaling industry to activism for harmony with the ocean and its creatures. Read full book review >

TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Fun, clever, and empowering, this is the rare case of a sequel that outshines its predecessor. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-9) "
Sophia proves she's not only a gifted linguist and negotiator (One Word from Sophia, 2015), but a brilliant engineer, as well. Read full book review >
ROCKET ROBINSON AND THE PHARAOH'S FORTUNE by Sean O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A wild adventure tainted by Orientalism. (Graphic adventure. 8-12)"
In his first week in Cairo, 12-year-old Ronald "Rocket" Robinson finds careering adventure. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2018

"Thorough and well-rounded. (timeline, resources, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The inventor of the telephone gets extensive treatment in this book, which combines biography, history, and activities for children. Read full book review >

THE BIG BOOK OF THE BLUE by Yuval Zommer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A refreshing dive past some of our world's marine wonders. (index) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Denizens of the deep crowd oversized pages in this populous gallery of ocean life. Read full book review >
THE TURTLE SHIP by Helena Ku Rhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Despite a repetitive start, this debut packs a double punch modeling the experimental process while spotlighting an intriguing historical figure and his warcraft. (afterword, author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Loosely based on the life of Yi Sun-Sin, a Korean admiral in the 1500s, the story of an inquisitive boy who takes inspiration from his pet turtle to design an iconic battle ship. Read full book review >
WILD BLUES by Beth Kephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Thought-provoking and intense—recommended for patient readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Choices and their unpredictable aftermaths form the backbone of Kephart's (This Is the Story of You, 2016, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Sure to tickle the most fickle funny bone. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Fovea Munson's mortification isn't unfounded: Her parents are surgeons…who operate on dead people ("Sorry. Cadavers").Read full book review >
THE STEAM TEAM by Lisa Burke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Does help to clarify a trendy pedagogical concept, but in a catch-as-catch-can manner. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A broad sampler of STEAM-related topics and areas. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW HAND by Kat Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Frightful (but not too frightful) fun for preteens. (Horror. 9-12)"
Sweet, happy baby Kyle is a babysitter's dream, until the evening after a mysterious storm, when he becomes a little terror—literally! Read full book review >
LIONS & LIARS by Kate Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A fun coming-of-age romp. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When social misfit Frederick Frederickson rises to popularity due to a case of mistaken identity, he struggles to maintain the charade. 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 >