THE QUEST FOR Z by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A superb snapshot of an adventurer. (author's note, appendix, glossary, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Pizzoli resurrects an early-20th-century mystery in this riveting portrait of Percy Fawcett, a renowned British explorer who vanished during an ill-fated hunt for a "lost" city. Read full book review >
EMILY AND THE SPELLSTONE by Michael Rubens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Abrakadonculous! Especially good fun for a rainy afternoon or a not-too-groggy sick day. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a forlorn 12-year-old girl finds an enchanted beach stone shaped like a cellphone, suddenly everything starts to get pretty darn weird…. Read full book review >

WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >
VOYAGER'S GREATEST HITS by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A lively, informative, and inspiring story of space exploration. (maps, photos, glossary, websites, further reading, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From the author of Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Plant (2011) comes this fascinating story of the twin Voyager probes, launched 40 years ago to travel to the outer planets of our solar system and now continuing into interstellar space. Read full book review >
THIS IS A BALL by Beck Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another metafictive storytime crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A string of narratorial mistakes in this Australian import gives children a chance to gleefully correct the adult reading it aloud. Read full book review >

GOD LOVES YOU! by Marie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A solid board book for little ones starting to develop the concept of God. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about God's love. Read full book review >
A WISH COME TRUE by Kolet Janssen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A purpose piece without a clear purpose. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Make-A-Wish creates a perfect day for a kid with a serious illness. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT SIESTA by Pato Mena
by Pato Mena, illustrated by Pato Mena, translated by Kim Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"Snoring usually isn't this much fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
During the South American jungle's hot afternoon, the jaguar decides to celebrate a welcome breeze with a nap and instructs a coati to wake him in 10 minutes. Read full book review >
OZZY THE OSTRICH  by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"An amusing trifle for those that like animal stories. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ozzy is about to be a mother when lions arrive for an attack! Read full book review >
POTTYMOUTH AND STOOPID by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"An entertaining—but not particularly original—addition to the perennially relevant genre. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sludgepuggle! Pottymouth and Stoopid take on relentless bullies, terrible teachers, and a dastardly Ex-Dad. Read full book review >
SIX BLIND MICE AND AN ELEPHANT by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Sweet illustrations and an updated ending to an old fable allow the moral to come through without the conflicts of earlier versions. Lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a very hot day, an elephant wanders into a barn and has a nap. Excited to finally see an elephant up close, the farmer calls in his family, who call in neighbors to see the magnificent animal. Read full book review >
MONSTER BABY by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"While this book doesn't offer a new treatment of this well-trod theme, it's a gentle addition to a high-demand topic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little monster becomes a big sibling when the titular baby arrives. 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 >