THE BUTTON WAR by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Bleakly demonstrates that war, no matter its scale, is devastating. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
When World War I descends upon a tiny Polish village, seven boys launch their own deadly battle for the right to be crowned king of the land. Read full book review >
THE UNFORGETTABLE GUINEVERE ST. CLAIR by Amy Makechnie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Guinevere St. Clair is indeed 100 percent unforgettable. (Fiction. 8-13)"
If Scout Finch had had a sister, she would be future "world-famous lawyer" Guinevere St. Clair. 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 >
FLOR AND MIRANDA STEAL THE SHOW by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Feelings of summer fun and smells of funnel cake will follow readers home from this engaging story of family and friendship. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The bright lights and screaming laughter of the carnival midway are not all they are cracked up to be for two young women hoping to help support their families on the fair circuit. Read full book review >
THE WIZARD'S DOG FETCHES THE GRAIL by Eric Kahn Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Readers won over by Nosewise's heart and doggy point of view in The Wizard's Dog (2017) will welcome him back. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The death of Nivian, beloved Lady of the Lake, prompts a second expedition into the Fae Otherworld for Merlin's intrepid talking dog and his human "pack." Read full book review >

THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"This delightful debut welcomes readers in like a house filled with love. (Fiction. 8-13)"
A 13-year-old biracial girl longs to build the house of her dreams. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >