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 >
LITTLE EXCAVATOR by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An A+ for Little E and his creator. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A petite excavator named Little E finds his place among a crew of full-sized, heavy-construction equipment working together to build a park. Read full book review >

THE GREAT HENRY HOPENDOWER by Justin Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ultimately, however, the disconnect between the cheerful illustrations and the serious subject matter is disconcerting and may make it difficult for Henry to find an appreciative audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy performs a magic trick (of a sort) in memory of his grandfather. Read full book review >
FELIX YZ by Lisa Bunker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2017

"Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive. (Science fiction. 10-adult)"
A freak scientific accident leaves an ordinary Maine boy atomically bonded to a fourth-dimensional being in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
PRINCESS JUNIPER OF TORR by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of old-style stories. (map, cast of characters) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Having ruled a community of children for a month, a princess heads home to free her kingdom from enemy invaders. Read full book review >

OUT! by Arree Chung
by Arree Chung, illustrated by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bouncy nighttime blend of easy graphic novel and almost-wordless picture book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Jo Jo is a babysitter of sorts. She's also a St. Bernard. Read full book review >
LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-designed winner for ambitious little pilots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At flight school, Little Plane learns skywriting by practicing "arcs, dives, and loopity-loops." But the last present a particular problem for him, as the circling maneuver makes him dizzy. Read full book review >
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS  by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Another solid volume in a fun and lively series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment of the Rip and Red series features more basketball action and slices of middle school life. 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 >
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Ben Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Both fans of others in the series and lovers of Hamilton: An American Musical will enjoy the information and breezy tone. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A history buff and blogger provides an engaging look at the cast of characters and events that led to the founding of the United States. Read full book review >
CLEMENTINE LOVES RED by Krystyna Boglar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare glimpse of childhood in a vanished world: Soviet-dominated, rural Poland. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Vacationing children endure a thunderstorm in a dark forest, lose and find one another, and join an assortment of characters seeking the mysterious Clementine, who's vanished in the woods. 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 >
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 >