TOBY GOES BANANAS by Franck Girard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"The jokes will be new to the target audience, and they will likely want more after they've been released from timeout for acting like Toby. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Toby, an 8-year-old white boy, fancies himself quite the comedian…most disagree. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE MISSING ACTION FIGURE by Janet Tashjian
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A fun and bouncy young kids' book that's sure to appeal with its big kids' look. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Marty Frye is a private eye who solves the crimes while speaking in rhyme in a reissue of a 1998 effort. Read full book review >

A NEW FRIEND FOR SPARKLE by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A lively tale about the changing dynamics of friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Cole arrives, best friends Sparkle and Lucy learn to navigate friendship as a trio. Read full book review >
LIFE by Cynthia Rylant
Released: June 27, 2017

"A splendid tribute to the world and its splendors, with something to offer audiences of a broad range of ages. (Picture book. 4-adult)"
Readers are invited to reflect on life with the help of animals. Read full book review >
BRIK by Adam Glass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 21, 2017

"Not everyone loves a golem, but monster fans will speed through the pages, trying to guess the next surprise. (Graphic adventure. 13-19)"
Early in this graphic novel, a character says, "Then I saw it…a monster. And I was happy." Read full book review >

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER by Natalie Riess
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 21, 2017

"A genre-buster, for sure, and a delightful mashup at that. (Graphic science fiction. 12-adult)"
In this graphic-novel sequel, a human chef must battle her way out of a murderous intergalactic cooking show. Read full book review >
A PLACE TO READ by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Kids are likely to want to mimic the pseudo musical chairs device, and the story will be just as much fun to share with a group as one-on-one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Finding the perfect comfortable place to read can be a problem, as a young reader discovers. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Readers will be charmed by Mamie's story of hope in a difficult moment in American history. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1969, and 10-year-old Mamie Anderson is writing letters to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Read full book review >
LONG, TALL LINCOLN by Jennifer Dussling
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A succinct, edifying read, but don't buy it for the pictures. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
Abraham Lincoln's ascent to the presidency is recounted in a fluid, easy-to-read biography for early readers. Read full book review >
THE TINY HERO OF FERNY CREEK LIBRARY by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An excellent, engaging tale for a broad range of ages. (Fantasy. 5-12)"
Eddie is a vibrantly green bug who lives in Ferny Creek Elementary School. Could such a tiny critter become a hero? Read full book review >
A BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING by Joe Ballarini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A series opener that melds Goosebumps and The Baby-Sitters Club with ironic glue. (Adventure. 8-13)"
Babysitting is Kelly's worst nightmare. Read full book review >
SUPERSTAR by Mandy Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An intelligent and gently humorous story about an underdog who explores his place in a world that doesn't readily accommodate kids who possess different ways of being or thinking. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Autism gets the unsentimentally sensitive treatment it deserves in Davis' debut. 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 >