WALK THIS WILD WORLD by Kate Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"A patchy production, visually absorbing at its best but hampered by a banal and unsystematic text. (Informational pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
Wild animals by the score pose in plain sight or hide beneath die-cut flaps in 12 natural habitats around the world. Read full book review >
DINOSAURS! by Nicholas Forshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2018

"Serviceable, if a bit dry. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
An overview of the dino clan, featuring a populous fold-out timeline of the Mesozoic Era. Read full book review >

CHESTER NEZ AND THE UNBREAKABLE CODE by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A perfect, well-rounded historical story that will engage readers of all ages. (author's note, partial code key, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
For young readers, a nuanced, compassionate biography of a Navajo Code Talker. Read full book review >
THE PROMISE by Pnina Bat Zvi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2018

"Harrowing, moving, and filled with questions that cannot be answered but must be asked. (epilogue) (Picture book. 7-12)"
Rachel and Toby promised their parents that they would always stay together. Read full book review >
STINKIEST! by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Excellent nonfiction that has the potential to make reluctant readers beginning bookworms. Not at all stinky! (Informational early reader. 5-10)"
Striking pictures and intriguing facts are paired to entice beginning readers. Read full book review >

HERE COMES TROUBLE by Kate Hattemer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Keenly observed details and memorable characters make this a sitcomworthy addition to the prankster pantheon. (Fiction. 9-12) "
Can a mischief-maker and a do-good hipster find common ground? Read full book review >
THE MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN THINGS by Kat Zhang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Overall, a nice choice for a book club, full of heart and imagination. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sophia is desperate to find a world where her impossible Memories of life with her dead mother are real, but what will she do if she gets there? Read full book review >
POSITIVELY IZZY by Terri Libenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A solid, not particularly daring addition to the hybrid format for middle-grade readers, mixing drama with heart. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
This reader-friendly graphic/prose hybrid explores the lives of two very different girls who have an unexpected connection. Read full book review >
TWO DOGS IN A TRENCH COAT GO TO SCHOOL by Julie Falatko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"For readers who appreciate the goofy. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Giggle-inducing shenanigans ensue when two loyal dogs hatch a plan to save their human boy from school. Read full book review >
TIME TRACERS by Annabeth Bondor-Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"An easily avoided waste of time. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Why does time fly when you're having fun? Time thieves! Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Near the end of the book, a military officer says, 'In the nonsense of war, everything makes sense.' Readers may find this utterly ridiculous story utterly convincing and even sometimes heartbreaking. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The most important part of this novel might be the recipe for salmon quiche. Read full book review >
THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF GWENDOLYN GRAY by B.A. Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Mostly fun; sometimes overwhelming. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Unlike the rest of the City, Gwendolyn's problem was turning her imagination off." 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 >