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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

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 >
DENIS EVER AFTER by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2018

"Page-turning. (Mystery/ghost story. 10-13)"
Denis returns from the afterlife to help his twin brother solve the mystery of how he died. Read full book review >
THE TURNING by Emily Whitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"A dishonest ending to an otherwise well-conceived story. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A half-human, half-selkie boy searches for a way to belong. Read full book review >
PIZZASAURUS REX by Justin Wagner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Pass. (Graphic science fiction. 7-10)"
Can a pizza-obsessed dino from another dimension help a hapless scientist? Read full book review >
MISS COMMUNICATION by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"#readthisnow. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
In this sophomore chapter-book offering (Lights, Camera, Middle School!, 2017), Babymouse learns that owning a smartphone may be more trouble than she anticipated. Read full book review >
THE WINNER IS…  by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"While not as nail-biting as the first two books, it's still a satisfactory denouement. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Only two contestants remain in the third and final installment of the Next Best Junior Chef series (Lights, Camera, Cook!, 2017, etc.). Who will emerge top toque? Read full book review >
CITY OF ISLANDS by Kali Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2018

"Inspiration and excitement from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Life is not easy for 12-year-old Mara in the magical archipelago City of Islands. 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 >