KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE EVIL EMPEROR by Andy Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An agreeably fizzy series opener. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Evil Emperor Nurbison has his eye on the peaceful, neighboring kingdom of Edwinland. Read full book review >
EDDIE THE ELECTRON MOVES OUT by Melissa Rooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A sketchy teaser in search of an audience. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A subatomic narrator describes how helium, a nonrenewable resource, is formed deep underground. Read full book review >

THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHOCOLATE-COVERED PORK CHOPS by Ryan K. Sager
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Only for the most die-hard of Food Network fans. (recipes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Zoey Kate is an ambitious culinary prodigy who's out to prove that she's San Francisco's best chef. Read full book review >
THIS BEAR'S BIRTHDAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Bear's confident, lovable approach to life will serve little ones well. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Reaching an age of some independence and self-sufficiency is the highlight of this little bear's birthday milestone. Read full book review >
THE BIG BAD FOX by Benjamin Renner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A comically charming underfox tale. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A not-too-tough fox in a henhouse comes away with more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

SPLAT! by Jon Burgerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A gimmick, though a playful one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ever wonder what happens to the previous page after you've turned to the next? Read full book review >
AROUND THE WORLD IN A BATHTUB by Wade Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Instructive on several levels—and good, wet fun! (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Is it a universal truth that kids don't like baths? Read full book review >
MONSTER HEROES by Blake Hoena
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Never a dull moment at Frankenstein Elementary. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Four good-hearted monsters repeatedly save the day by concocting clever ways to foil the schemes of their evil families and schoolmates. Read full book review >
SO MANY CUDDLES by Ruth Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"An intimate, low-key variation on a popular theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sweet celebration of a day filled with physical contact, from "rise and shine cuddles" to "sleep tight and good night." 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 >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A needed 'own voices' story of cross-cultural diplomacy, but the density of the story and accompanying notes may limit the appeal to use among academic rather than general audiences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Co-written by Hispanic-literature scholar Nogar and Spanish-language expert Lamadrid (The First Tortilla, 2012), a fictionalized account of a miraculous appearance in colonial New Mexico. Read full book review >
EXPLORING SPACE by Martin Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A coherent if unexceptional overview of the subject given a solid boost by the visuals. (index, timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Finely detailed cutaway views of spacecraft and satellites launch a broad account of space exploration's past, present, and near future. 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 >