MY DADDY IS A SILLY MONKEY by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Readers at home and at school will enjoy using this as a springboard for describing their own dads and the things they do together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl uses metaphors to describe her fun-loving dad throughout a day spent together. Read full book review >
WELCOME TO MY HOUSE by Gaia Stella
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2017

"An inventive spin on what's too often a strictly utilitarian format. (index) (Picture book. 3-7)"
This French import offers a visual feast of a domestic taxonomy. Read full book review >

CRACKS by Mike Klaassen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2017

"An immersive YA novel about teens attempting to survive increasingly extreme scenarios."
Klaassen (The Frog Prince, 2017, etc.) tells the story of a troubled teenager forced to survive after a natural disaster in this YA novel.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 >

APEX PREDATORS by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"No red—but lots of tooth and claw on display. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Face-to-face introductions to over two dozen creatures it would be better to avoid. 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 >
HOLLY FARB AND THE PRINCESS OF THE GALAXY by Gareth Wronski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An enjoyable, imaginative sci-fi debut. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Holly Farb, seventh-grade know-it-all, just lost the election for school president, but who cares about that when someone thinks you're a princess? Read full book review >
EXIT STRATEGY by Lauren Allbright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Using the scientific method to make friends—clever and surprisingly effective. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ross has elevated the art of leaving to an art form, so when he has to stay at a school for longer than a few months, he has trouble adjusting to his new reality. Read full book review >
FELIX YZ by Lisa Bunker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2017

"Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive. (Science fiction. 10-adult)"
A freak scientific accident leaves an ordinary Maine boy atomically bonded to a fourth-dimensional being in this debut middle-grade novel. 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 >
THE DRAGON TAMERS by James Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A whimsical and melodious tale for those seeking adventure fare that's on the quiet side. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two brothers find themselves an unlikely pet. 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 >