RAYBOT AND WEEBOT by Adam F. Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A cozy cybernetic variation on a popular theme. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mechanical Raybot enjoys a peaceful, orderly life in the junkyard—until the arrival of diminutive Weebot, who hardly ever powers down. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN by Anne Sibley O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A riveting work that will appeal to a wide range of readers. (Thriller. 9-13)"
A family holiday goes badly awry, leaving two siblings racing for freedom in a totalitarian nation armed with little more than an outdated guidebook and a few packets of airline peanuts. Read full book review >

KNIFE'S EDGE by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An action-packed sophomore volume, with no loss of wind in its sails. (Graphic adventure. 8-13)"
The Dodge siblings return to the high seas in search of treasure. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Cyndi Marko
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Even those not pie-eyed for pigs will find something to like in this jolly outing. (Graphic/early-reader hybrid. 5-8)"
What's the perfect pet for you? Could it be a pig? Read full book review >
THIS IS JUST A TEST by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A nostalgic and heartwarming period coming-of-age comedy. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In the months leading up to his bar mitzvah, David Da-Wei Horowitz deals with a host of middle school crises, from bickering grandmas and trouble talking to his crush to fearing the possibility of nuclear fallout. Read full book review >

STEALING OUR WAY HOME by Cecilia Galante
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A heartbreaking, uplifting ode to staying true to family even in the worst of times. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What wouldn't a desperate man do to help his children? What wouldn't desperate kids do to save their dad and themselves? Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >