THE THANK YOU DISH by Trace Balla
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A gentle lesson, deftly told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Grace is full of gratitude for the meal she's about to eat. Read full book review >
I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER  by Tatsuya Miyanishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Beneath this deceptively simple tale of ancient reptilian family life lies a story of surprising complexity and contemporary relevance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A dinosaur in the throes of an identity crisis grapples with questions of nature vs. nurture in this moving tale of unconditional familial love. Read full book review >

ADELE IN SAND LAND by Claude Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An unconscionably tardy return for the young imagineer of the incomparable Adele's Album (1988)—welcome back! (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A bucket, a small shovel, and an unfettered imagination are all it takes to transform a visit to a sandbox in a crowded public park into a brilliant adventure. Read full book review >
BARKUS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Nicky, Barkus, and Baby the kitten will appeal to fans of the Henry and Mudge series as well as to the younger picture-book audience. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A child grows to love a new canine companion in this initial offering in a new series of early chapter books by Newbery Medalist MacLachlan. Read full book review >
THERE, THERE by Tim Beiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Funny and spirited. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A long, hard rainstorm traps two anthropomorphic forest friends inside their den, testing their friendship. Read full book review >

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The genesis of world-rocking inventions is often mysterious; their fate upon people not so much, here given a tantalizing if garbled peek, then left unexplored. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
Helfand brings a propulsive optimism to this graphic account of the Industrial Revolution. Read full book review >
WORLD PIZZA by Cece Meng
by Cece Meng, illustrated by Ellen Shi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"One can only wish that 'world pizza' could solve our planet's problems. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Many people wish fervently for world peace, and the mom in this picture book is no different. Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL, RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Pfister tackles a common frustration with which youngsters will relate; unfortunately, glittery scales are the only thing to add shine to these lackluster depths. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Twenty-five years after the original shimmering publication, Rainbow Fish returns to learn a lesson in good sportsmanship. Read full book review >
I LOVE SHARKS, TOO! by Leanne Shirtliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Fascinating shark information in a muddled package. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother and her shark-enthusiast son don't quite see eye to eye. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU? by Sarah Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The whole is a pleasingly fresh take on concepts of up/down and above/below as well as a sometimes-challenging exercise in observation. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Two simply drawn worms (or maybe they are snakes), one pink and one green, play peekaboo in various locations: in the grass, on a boat, under the lily pad, in an urban setting, in a plane, through a meadow, and in the park. Read full book review >
THIS BOOK WILL NOT BE FUN by Cirocco Dunlap
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The fun shines through, although adult readers weary of metafiction related to books may opt out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dunlap's picture-book debut starts on the jacket flap with a welcome and assurances that this is truly a no-nonsense title. Read full book review >
A BAND OF BABIES by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Exuberant and full of fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A precocious toddler leads his multiethnic play group in fun and mischief. 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 >