SO MANY CUDDLES by Ruth Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"An intimate, low-key variation on a popular theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sweet celebration of a day filled with physical contact, from "rise and shine cuddles" to "sleep tight and good night." Read full book review >
EXPLORING SPACE by Martin Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A coherent if unexceptional overview of the subject given a solid boost by the visuals. (index, timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Finely detailed cutaway views of spacecraft and satellites launch a broad account of space exploration's past, present, and near future. Read full book review >

JOPLIN, WISHING by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"With magic and a bit of danger, and touching on themes of family, loss, friendship, misunderstandings, kindness, and second chances, Joplin and Sofie's story is not soon forgotten. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Stanley's fantasy offers an enticing blend of suspense, an ancient curse, a lonely girl, a hint of romance, and a fairy-tale trope. Read full book review >
CAN AN AARDVARK BARK? by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Don't share this engaging read-aloud in a quiet library. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Barks, grunts, squeals, whines, bellows, growls, and laughs—all kinds of animals use all kinds of sounds to communicate. Read full book review >
A DOG LIKE DAISY by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Daisy is distinctive and memorable, and this depiction of PTSD is useful, making this a fine, compelling tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Remember Black Beauty? Read full book review >

THE QUILTS OF GEE'S BEND by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A handsome volume to enchant a new generation of readers and artists. (source notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, image credits) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
How homemade quilts created in rural Alabama became modern art. Read full book review >
THE STARRY GIRAFFE by Andy Bergmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gracious, humorous exploration of generosity and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A hungry giraffe plucks apple after apple for a steady stream of friends, until the tree is bare and she is tired—but she will eat soon! Read full book review >
ANDY & SANDY AND THE BIG TALENT SHOW by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Bravo! (Early reader. 5-7)"
A case of stage fright nearly thwarts Andy and Sandy's act in this latest installment of dePaola and Lewis' early-reader series. Read full book review >
BLUE SKY WHITE STARS by Sarvinder Naberhaus
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Naberhaus and Nelson give new life to Old Glory for the youngest of readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sparsely worded and rich in symbols, this oversize picture book speaks boldly, both visually and textually. Read full book review >
LISTEN by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Schubert and Colón ably demonstrate one of their book's final assertions: 'there really was nobody like Pete Seeger.' (Picture book/biography. 4-9)"
Pete Seeger's lifelong commitment to songwriting, singing, and activism made him a beloved figure in American music. Read full book review >
SWISH AND SQUEAK'S NOISY DAY by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Sweet, sisterly sounds in a cacophonous day. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Swish, a young mouse with big ears (even for a mouse), hears all kinds of noises throughout her day—many produced by her little sister, Squeak. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >