HIZNOBYUTI by Claude Ponti
Kirkus Star
by Claude Ponti, illustrated by Claude Ponti, translated by Alyson Waters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Itzabyuti thruenthru. (Picture book. 7-10)"
An ugly monster sets out on a wonderfully strange journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >
FLYING DEEP by Michelle Cusolito
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery. (glossary, further reading) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Readers join an Alvin pilot and scientists in an exciting journey as they voyage down deep to the ocean floor to collect samples and conduct research. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Overall, a worthy contribution not only to the market, but also within the broader canon of resources on Western yoga and mindfulness. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Life comes with challenges, but with mindfulness, young people can learn to ride life's ups and downs with clarity and calm. 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 >
BE STILL, LIFE by Ohara Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"What sets this book apart from so many others with the same theme of the nourishment derived from connecting with life is its infectious joy, delivered simply and sincerely. (Picture book. 3-9)"
In casual rhyme, this picture book extols the values of stillness and observation. Read full book review >

THE HYENA SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An appealing, elegantly designed introduction to another much-maligned species. (fast facts, bibliography, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A practiced and proficient team returns to the African plains to visit a field camp in Masai Mara, Kenya, where zoologist Kay Holekamp has been studying spotted hyenas for 30 years. Read full book review >
THE BACTERIA BOOK by Steve Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Memorable insights into the invisible world. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The skinny on the really tiny. Read full book review >
SCARLET IBIS by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Sadness and hope combine in this heartfelt British import. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Scarlet Ibis Mackenzie struggles to care for her brother and protect her family. Read full book review >
CLARA VOYANT by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A lightweight but enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After her grandmother's move to Florida, future investigative reporter Clara Costa finds life with just her ditzy mother, Gaby, maddeningly unpredictable. Read full book review >
THE PENDERWICKS AT LAST by Jeanne Birdsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Please don't go, Penderwicks; it's too soon to say goodbye. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The beloved family is back—and taking their final bow. Read full book review >
BELLE'S JOURNEY by Rob Bierregaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An engaging, informative introduction to ospreys for budding birders. (map, further information, resources) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A young osprey named Belle completes her first 4,000-mile solo migration from Massachusetts to South America and back. Read full book review >
CHASMA KNIGHTS by Boya  Sun
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Adorable and innovative. (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)"
Two otherworldly beings forge an unlikely friendship and navigate their own insecurities and jealousies. 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 >