PETER & THE COAL CHRISTMAS by Tyler Brooke
Released: June 30, 2016

"A good potential resource for upper-elementary classroom discussions about motivation, social responsibility, and ethics."
Peter has a very good reason for behaving very badly in this workbooklike children's tale by debut author Brooke and illustrator Soldano (Path of the Outlaws, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
MARIO'S NOTEBOOK by Mary Atkinson

"A well-crafted, emotionally resonant tale for younger readers."
In this middle-grade novel, Atkinson tells the story of a young Salvadoran refugee acclimating to life in the United States. Read full book review >

MAX THE MOUSE AND THE SECRET OF MARS by Michael Cantwell
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"Adventurous, thought-provoking, fast-paced, and subtly hilarious—in short, a delight to read."
Cantwell (My Friend Casey, 2015, etc.) offers a children's story of a courageous mouse's journey to Mars that's part adventure and part political satire.Read full book review >
SOARING SOREN by Deborah Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A canine tale offers an exuberant reminder that winners come in all shapes and sizes (and should never listen to naysayers)."
Based on a beloved dog's true story, this debut picture book celebrates hard work and determination. Read full book review >
THE TEST by Elizabeth Doyle Carey
Released: April 20, 2017

"An enjoyable start to a potentially engaging series for tweens.
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In this middle-grade series starter, four friends embark on a challenging summer of training to save lives. Read full book review >

GIRLS WHO CODE by Reshma Saujani
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An encouraging supplementary resource for young coders. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
A guide to get girls into coding, written by Saujani, the founder of the Girls Who Code organization, with Hutt's assistance. Read full book review >
DEERE IS RIGHT HERE!  by Gregory Gebhart
Released: March 3, 2017

"A well-designed and likable addition to the hefty field of picture books for young fans of useful heavy machinery and trucks."
John Deere tractors show their multipurpose usefulness in this continuation of a picture-book series for young children. Read full book review >
CURLEE GIRLEE by Atara Twersky
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A charmingly illustrated book with a strong heroine, a solid message, and an accessible vocabulary for newly independent readers."
Pink, glitter, and a curly-haired protagonist shout out the girl appeal of this lesson about accepting who you are and how you look. Read full book review >
MONEY MATH by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A purse full of entertainment tucked into a merry primer on money math. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adler and Miller (Let's Estimate, 2017, etc.) team again to poke playfully about in the world of numbers, this time using U.S. currency to add, subtract, determine value, and place decimal points. 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 >
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 >
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 >