ORANGE CHIPMUNKS ROCK by Faith  Balsama
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A funny, delightful, beautiful, and triumphant tale of animal friendship."
Told in zappai (similar to haiku), this picture book celebrates an impish trick played by two orange chipmunks on a purple cat. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Needs to find its way into the hands of anyone who ever identifies as a girl. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This junior version of The Confidence Code (2014) encourages pre- and early-teen girls to crack the Code, building the skills they need to meet challenges with "Why not?" instead of "No way!" Read full book review >

WALT'S IMAGINATION by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A shiny but veneer-thin profile. (timeline, illustrator's note, bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
A hagiographical account of the great animator's early years and later triumphs. Read full book review >
MY NAME IS THIRD, “YES” THIRD by Skyler
CHILDREN'S

"Warm and well-meant but roughly crafted."
Amateur photographs of pet hens and rabbits narrating their day-to-day lives illustrate this simple, decidedly homegrown picture book. Read full book review >
DINOSAURS LIVING IN MY HAIR! 2 by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"A great choice to highlight diverse friendships and believing in yourself—with a fun touch of dinosaurs."
The girl with impossible curls and dinosaurs that hide in them returns in this sequel from team Rose-Vallee and Matsick (Dinosaurs Living in MY HAIR!, 2015) about finding similarities among friends—and being brave when bullies are mean.Read full book review >

THE BARNYARD BUDDIES STOP FOR PEACE by Julie D. Penshorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2017

"Delivers some useful information for school and home about finding peaceful solutions."
In this debut picture book, farm animals learn how to resolve conflicts and share resources without fighting. Read full book review >
THE NANTUCKET SEA MONSTER by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A thought-provoking story with timely resonance."
This nonfiction picture book chronicles the events surrounding a fake 1930s news story about a sea monster on Nantucket Island. Read full book review >
PLUNGERMANIA! by Tatie  Punkinhead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2018

"This ode to imagination filled with potty humor should have readers laughing—or utterly grossed out."
A boy's inventive celebration of plungers drives his parents to distraction in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
WHEN FUR AND FEATHER GET TOGETHER by David R.  Margrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A delightful book, perfect for reading aloud."
A debut children's picture book that explores collective nouns for various types of animals. Read full book review >
THE BURNING MAZE by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A satisfying bridge, setting up for the next in the series. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Apollo's mortifying punishment continues as he battles a notorious historical villain while in pursuit of an Oracle. Read full book review >
FROM DARK TO LIGHT by Isabella  Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This tale's concept is a bit shaky, but readers may enjoy seeing a seed's dream come true."
A seed can't wait to become a Halloween pumpkin in this debut children's picture book. Read full book review >
THE GIFT OF HALEY by Terri  Bené
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A fun fantasy about a child's puppy problems."
A mischievous Valentine's Day puppy heals a little girl's broken heart in this humorous picture book for young children. 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 >