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 >
AMAZON ADVENTURE by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An adventure that might help protect an ecosystem. (map, selected bibliography, Web resources, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Experienced nature chroniclers visit a tiny Amazon town that celebrates its tropical fish trade. Read full book review >

WALKING WITH MISS MILLIE by Tamara Bundy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A memorable and lovely debut. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
The summer of 1968 brings huge changes to the lives of a young white girl and an elderly black woman—and cements a beautiful friendship. Read full book review >
COSMIC COMMANDOS by Christopher Eliopoulos
written and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Even if the comic versions of Jeremy and Justin don't have further adventures, readers will look for Eliopoulos' next venture into kids' comics with anticipation. (Graphic adventure. 7-10)"
Could identical twins be less identical? If these two can't work together, Earth is in trouble! Read full book review >
HOW IT FEELS TO BE A BOAT by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"While the topic may seem a bit mature or daunting for very young readers, the story has such quirky sparkle that even if readers don't quite get its meaning, they will be delighted with its sense of playfulness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the metaphor of a boat on a journey, this second-person story celebrates the richness and possibility of living. Read full book review >
100 THINGS TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Far from systematic but definitely horizon- and option-expanding. (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
A grab bag of occupations with at least a little career potential—some conventional, others decidedly otherwise. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Like an internet kitty video in book form, this should have young cat fanciers lapping it up. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Cats are more than just adorable piano players and grumpy sloganeers. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDSHIP BRACELET by Arlene Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Wooden and wordy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her best friend announces that she is moving to Paris, 11-year-old Olivia's life looks bleak, but new friends, a new crush, and a new project suggest that when life seems to be unraveling, it is just time to add some new thread. Read full book review >
QUIET!  by Kate Alizadeh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Sure to invite cries of 'Again!' (Picture book. 2-4)"
This picture book's title belies its gently noisy contents. 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 >