LOOKING FOR COLORS WITH LILY AND MILO by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Lily, a bunny, and Milo, a mouse, have fun identifying colors throughout their playtime. Read full book review >
MY VERY OWN SPACE by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sweetly balanced affirmation of the child's right to space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After finally succeeding in getting some privacy for reading, a little rabbit learns about balancing isolation and socialization. Read full book review >

A DASH OF DRAGON by Heidi Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Mix a dash of humor with some action and adventure, throw in a couple of cute boys plus a gutsy heroine—this novel is a recipe for success—perfect for Top Chef fans with a penchant for the fantastical. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In a world where fantasy, technology, and high-stakes cooking collide, a young chef fights to keep her restaurant afloat while struggling to preserve her freedom. Read full book review >
THE AFRICAN ORCHESTRA by Wendy Hartmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2017

"A magical tour of the natural wonders of the African continent tied with a celebration of the cultural foundations of African people who mined these sounds to create beautiful music. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In simple and magical verse, Hartmann transports readers to the beautiful landscapes of Africa with a celebration of African music and instruments and the accompanying splendid natural sounds that birthed them. Read full book review >
HECTOR THE COLLECTOR by Emily Beeny
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sweet and child-sensitive addition to any picture-book collection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hector and his classmates learn about collecting. Read full book review >

OVERBOARD!  by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"This short, promising series opener contains plenty to inspire young readers while they await Vol. 2: Avalanche! (author's note, survival tips) (Adventure. 7-10)"
After a rogue wave overturns their whale-watching boat in Washington's cold coastal waters, two preteens—unsure if their families survived—battle injury and hypothermia to reach dry land. Read full book review >
SUPER MANNY STANDS UP! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"With great read-aloud potential, this story could be used by both parents and teachers to introduce concepts of courage and standing up to bullies from the youngest preschoolers up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This charming story marries the mania for superheroes with a potent anti-bullying message, making it an apt tale for present times. Read full book review >
MAGELLAN by Laurence Bergreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An engrossing, dramatic account of courage and tragedy from the Age of Discovery. (maps, charts, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bergreen ably adapts his book for adults Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (2003) into a gripping and harrowing true adventure story for young readers. Read full book review >
LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL!  by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A smooth transition into a fresh format that should both resonate with existing fans and entice new ones. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
With her trademark sassy panache, Babymouse embarks on a new adventure: middle school. Read full book review >
A TRUE HOME by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A plucky mouse finds her true home in this warm, winning tale. (Animal fantasy. 7-10)"
An orphan mouse unexpectedly arrives at Heartwood Hotel, which she hopes will become the home she's seeking. Read full book review >
THE SONG FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE by A.F. Harrold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A captivating British import. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Francesca "Frank" Patel's summer holiday is interrupted, first by bullies and then by a glimpse of another world. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Good for aspiring writers and artists. (Collective memoir. 8-12)"
Twenty-six notable authors and illustrators of children's books—including the book's editor—introduce themselves via their childhood memories. 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 >