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 >
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 >
WILLIAM WENTON AND THE SECRET PORTAL by Bobbie Peers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Unoriginal, meandering, and lacking energy. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
When William Wenton, the greatest codebreaker of all time, has what seems to be a seizure on live TV, the members of the Institute for Post-Human Research take him into protective custody in this sequel to William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle (2017). 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 >
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 >
GUARDIANS OF THE TAIGA by StacyPlays
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2018

"Doesn't set itself apart from the rest of the animal-rescue pack. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl and her wolf pack perform animal rescues in this series opener from the YouTuber best known as StacyPlays. 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 >
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 >