THE SHADOW CITY by Dan Jolley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"A scary adventure mixed with shadows and suspense. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Gabe, Lily, Brett, and Kaz are four friends bonded by the elemental powers—fire, air, water, and earth, respectively—gained from a secret friendship ritual performed in series opener The Emerald Tablet (2016). Read full book review >
MONSTERS UNLEASHED by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Gives 3-D printing a whole new dimension (just add water). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A New Mexico middle schooler's incautious use of a mysterious new art-room printer sets off a plague of bad-tempered monsters in this riotous series opener. Read full book review >

ALMOST PARADISE by Corabel Shofner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Rich in Southern flavor, loaded with biblical references and even a scattering of Dickens quotes: a rollicking read. (Fiction. 9-13)"
One undersized but indomitable tomboy tackles tough issues with wry humor as she attempts to create the home and family for which she yearns. Read full book review >
BILLY BLOO IS STUCK IN GOO by Jennifer Hamburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Hamburg leaves readers with a question: 'What would you do?' Besides chortling at such gleeful, errant nonsense, that is. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Altruism runs amuck—or at least into muck—in this glutinous outing. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK AND THE FRENCH FRIES by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Teague fractures the classic fairy tale, sending Jack on a culinary odyssey. Read full book review >

PRINCESS TRULY IN I AM TRULY by Kelly Greenawalt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Positive, fun, and truly lively. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little brown girl's celebration of her boundless potential. Read full book review >
WORDPLAY by Adam Lehrhaupt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"The parts of speech are devilish to explain to young children, and this volume does little to clear up any confusion. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The five most common parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, and interjection) frolic on the playground for a day of grammar exploration. Read full book review >
EMMA'S CIRCUS by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"While lively in both text and illustration, this book's unfortunate and unexamined acceptance of animal circus acts makes it obsolete. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young white girl who's unable to go to the circus finds that the circus comes to her. Read full book review >
HELLO GOODBYE DOG by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Young children and their dogs will enjoy this cheery tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mixed-race girl who uses a manual wheelchair finds a way for her irrepressible pet to stay by her side. Read full book review >
SPIRIT HUNTERS by Ellen Oh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Combining Korean-American experience with ancient cultural traditions for a new twist on exorcism, this tale's for beginning horror fans and readers looking for a decent scare. (Horror. 10-14)"
A neophyte Korean shaman, or "mudang," takes center stage in this chilling thriller by Oh, of We Need Diverse Books. Read full book review >
THE TRAIL by Meika Hashimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Unsatisfying and predictable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Despite impossible odds, Toby is determined to honor his friend Lucas by completing a partial thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >
MOON PRINCESS by Barbara Laban
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Friendship, perseverance, suspense, action—plus a little Chinese culture thrown in—this tale has something for most readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Sienna embarks on an adventure with her imaginary spaniel friend, Rufus, to find her missing mother and discovers much more than she bargained for. 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 >