THE SHADOW QUEEN by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Lightweight, fluffy fun—especially good for kids just embarking on reading fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Kara and Prince Fred's mission to rescue Kara's father turns into saving all of Heldstone. Read full book review >
LITTLES by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Littles are loved from the moment they're born. / They're swaddled, / and coddled, / and kissed every morn." Read full book review >

A VILLAGE IS A BUSY PLACE! by V. Geetha
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A clever format and appealing content provide a joyful glimpse at another culture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Designed to suggest a scroll created by the Patuas, an artisan community in West Bengal, this title presents a day in the life of the Santhal people—an indigenous Indian people. Read full book review >
THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS by Jaleigh Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy. (map, glossary) (Steampunk. 11-15)"
Well-behaved girls seldom make history…or save ill-fated airships from menacing saboteurs. Read full book review >
SISTER DAY! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Nice for family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Using her large imagination, a little girl shows how much she loves her busy big sister. Read full book review >

14 HOLLOW ROAD by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A readable novel that won't linger long in anyone's memory. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tornadoes aren't supposed to happen in Hitchcock, Massachusetts. Read full book review >
DOUBLE TAKE!  by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Ideal for the thoughtful, deliberative child. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A white child, a black cat, and a friendly blue elephant give a fresh new twist to the concept of opposites. Read full book review >
PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW by Jody Jensen Shaffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A well-meant effort, but not outstanding in its field…er pasture. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Prudence is not like the rest of the herd. Read full book review >
LET'S PRETEND WE NEVER MET by Melissa Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"This honest, pleasant ode to true friendships draws readers in and offers gentle, kid-friendly guidance to maintaining relationships that matter. (Fiction. 9-12)"
You make a quirky new friend whom other kids shun. How to manage this friendship and still fit in at school? Read full book review >
GUM LUCK by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Good, sticky fun. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Gum Girl is back in this second adventure. Read full book review >
THE GIANT'S SEAT by Dave Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An entertaining sequel that leaves readers wanting more. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A new adventure awaits Charlie Pondicherry and his ragtag band of uncanny friends. Read full book review >
THE QUEST FOR Z by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A superb snapshot of an adventurer. (author's note, appendix, glossary, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Pizzoli resurrects an early-20th-century mystery in this riveting portrait of Percy Fawcett, a renowned British explorer who vanished during an ill-fated hunt for a "lost" city. 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 >