ARDIE'S BIG SECRET by Rosilyn  Seay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A charming day-in-the-life adventure for newly independent readers."
A boy manages to keep a huge secret in this chapter book. Read full book review >
MATTHEW PATTERSON AND THE WISH DEFENDERS by Michael R. Holm
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 30, 2018

"Whip-smart plotting makes this adventure an ideal romp."
In this middle-grade fantasy debut, the removal of pennies from a water fountain unleashes magical forces both good and evil. Read full book review >

THE PUDDLE CLUB by Michael   McGruther
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A fine teaching tool that offers advice for getting through a golf game—and through life."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy novella, a young girl plays through an adventurous golf course that teaches her as much about herself as it does about the sport. Read full book review >
THE ONLY FISH IN THE SEA by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Readers who are looking for more moxie in their lives will love this absurd adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stead and Cordell take their readers on a big adventure to save a tiny fish. Read full book review >
MONEY MATH by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A purse full of entertainment tucked into a merry primer on money math. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adler and Miller (Let's Estimate, 2017, etc.) team again to poke playfully about in the world of numbers, this time using U.S. currency to add, subtract, determine value, and place decimal points. Read full book review >

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A book certain to engross and enthrall. (biographies, photographs, websites) (Picture book. 2-8)"
Carle's latest collection of compositions by artistic friends—assembled to support his eponymous museum—celebrates the splendor of color. Read full book review >
MAGIC FOR SALE by Carrie Clickard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"One-stop shopping for all your elixir, potion, and spellcasting needs. Jinxes 50 percent off! (Picture book. 6-9)"
What would the stock of a magic shop be like? Young Georgie McQuist gets an eyeful one night when he lingers after closing time. Read full book review >
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A slice of African-American life seldom explored in stories for young people and a must for readers of middle-grade fiction. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Twelve-year-old Sophie is the younger of two sisters in an upper-middle-class African-American family in 1965 Los Angeles. Read full book review >
THE SONG FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE by A.F. Harrold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A captivating British import. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Francesca "Frank" Patel's summer holiday is interrupted, first by bullies and then by a glimpse of another world. Read full book review >
HOW IT FEELS TO BE A BOAT by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"While the topic may seem a bit mature or daunting for very young readers, the story has such quirky sparkle that even if readers don't quite get its meaning, they will be delighted with its sense of playfulness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the metaphor of a boat on a journey, this second-person story celebrates the richness and possibility of living. Read full book review >
TIME OUT! by Ale Barba
Kirkus Star
by Ale Barba, illustrated by Ale Barba
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Totally fun, visually startling, and a paean to creative thinking. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An anthropomorphic pig stars in an adventure reminiscent of Max's and Harold's but with a Miró-like journey to outer space. Read full book review >
BINNY BEWITCHED by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Fans will be delighted by these further misadventures of the rumpled but loving—and lovable—Cornwallis clan. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Impulsive acts, severely tested friendships, and possible witchy curses—all set against the customary backdrop of domestic chaos—presage big changes for Binny and her family. 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 >