MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE UNLUCKY LOTTERY WINNERS OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The ongoing hardships of Classroom 13 hammer home teachable moments with humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What would you do if you won the lottery? Read full book review >

RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A smooth debut. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Rule No. 1: "Stealing is necessary to survive." Read full book review >
THE NEW FRIEND by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-intentioned but not entirely successful beach outing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sea, sun, ice cream, and friendship. Read full book review >
I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT by Dan Emmett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A serviceable account of a tough job for tough-minded people—rewarding but with a heavy load of responsibility. (Memoir. 12-15)"
An agent who stood (as his 2014 memoir puts it) Within Arm's Length of three presidents offers a pared-down version of his training and career. Read full book review >

IF FOUND...PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE TOOTH FAIRY by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An older sibling's loving attitude enables an encouraging approach to a sometimes-stressful scenario. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Anna anticipates the arrival of the Tooth Fairy with her first loose tooth but cannot help thinking that her baby sister, Sophie, must be a tooth fairy-in-training since some astute comparisons can be made between the two. Read full book review >
BIRTHDAY COUNTING  by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Cutesy but insubstantial—this is one to skip. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
McGrath welcomes readers of this latest celebratory offering to a birthday party, where objects such as treats from a piñata, presents, candles, and friends offer counting opportunities, from six balloons down to one goody bag filled with candy. Read full book review >
WALLY WANTS TO HUG by Barbara Joose
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A light dose of problem-solving with a climactic dash of suspense, all tightly wrapped in warm feelings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
His classmates' (understandable) reluctance to accept affectionate squeezes makes Wally the boa constrictor sad. Read full book review >
ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL by Leah Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A book that rewards patient, sensitive readers willing to dive in. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Mor, an 11-year-old Senegalese boy, faces many obstacles as he tries to keep his family together after his parents die. Read full book review >
THAT'S NOT FUNNY, BUNNY! by Bethany Rose Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"The message of being one's self, featuring animals in place of children, is not new, and while the images are sweet, this variant is a bit ho-hum and, like its protagonist, not terribly funny. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another story of being happy with who you are, in bunny form. Read full book review >
WHEN MU MEETS MIN by Shen Shixi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A provocative model of amity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An affectionate farm cat and a lovable farm dog are the best of friends as youngsters, but as they grow up, they also grow apart. 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 >