SPLATYPUS by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An amusing tale, ready for reading aloud, of finding 'the perfect place.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
A clumsy platypus takes on a humorous persona. Read full book review >
GHOST CAT by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kevin Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A light, slight fantasy. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ghost cat Sailor Boy is a faithful companion even after the end. Read full book review >

OFF TO THE BEACH!  by Cocoretto
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Not life-changing but engaging—extra points for Braille. (Board book. 1-3)"
There's more than meets the eye in this day-at-the-beach primer. Read full book review >
MAGIC FOR SALE by Carrie Clickard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"One-stop shopping for all your elixir, potion, and spellcasting needs. Jinxes 50 percent off! (Picture book. 6-9)"
What would the stock of a magic shop be like? Young Georgie McQuist gets an eyeful one night when he lingers after closing time. Read full book review >
WELCOME, BABY! by Theresa Dubiel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Although well-meaning and important, this book neither fulfills its purpose nor broadcasts its message in a way that works for infants and adults. (Board book. 0-1)"
Numerous studies have shown that the safest way for babies to sleep is in their cribs on their backs. This simple board book attempts to reinforce this important message to prevent sudden unexplained infant death. Read full book review >

THINGS THAT GO  by Élisa Géhin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"While there is little to touch and feel, there is much to enjoy and see in the enchanting visuals. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This French import is a primer on a variety of vehicles, each lightly embossed for tactile exploration. 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 >
THE AZTEC EMPIRE  by Imogen Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Ineffective and misleading. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-11)"
This comic-book-like synthesis of the Aztec empire surveys the history and culture of one of the major civilizations of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Read full book review >
ONE FOR SORROW by Mary Downing Hahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Another historical and chilling success. (afterword) (Historical suspense. 10-14)"
Hahn's latest middle-grade ghost story brings the supernatural to the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic with all the disturbing force readers have come to love and dread. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Fun and enlightenment for young experimenters working alone, with partners, or in groups. (glossary, index, websites) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An array of simple demonstrations designed to give budding eco-activists an understanding of how energy is stored, transferred, used responsibly, and recycled. Read full book review >
ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL by Leah Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A book that rewards patient, sensitive readers willing to dive in. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Mor, an 11-year-old Senegalese boy, faces many obstacles as he tries to keep his family together after his parents die. 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 >
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 >