THE CASE OF THE SLIDING SPACESHIP by Melinda Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2018

"A brief but lively episode for young STEM pullers, easily bearing a substantial informational load. (Mystery. 9-11)"
A young sleuth observes and reasons his way to the true nature of an apparent UFO. Read full book review >
THE LOST WORDS by Robert Macfarlane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape. (Picture book/poetry. 10-adult)"
An oversized album compiled in response to the recent omission by the Oxford Junior Dictionary of many natural-science words, including several common European bird, plant, and animal species, in favor of more current technological terms. Read full book review >

THE FROG BOOK by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Another appealing title in a long series of demonstrations of nature's wonders. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A prolific author/illustrator couple explores the world of frogs. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU DO? by Larissa Theule
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"The story is serious about its shift from glum to optimistic, but the background colors and the animals' humorous expressions keep it light throughout—anyone who's needed this kind of intervention will relate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One animal helps two animals out of the doldrums. Read full book review >
MY BIG BOOK OF BEGINNINGS! by Carmel Stoesz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2017

"Adults may relish reading this tale aloud while their lap readers enjoy the beautiful illustrations."
Paintings of a white child and a host of friendly animals set the stage for a welcome-to-the-world poem in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

THE BOOK BANDIT by Micah  Groberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2018

"A charming celebration of reading told through rhyming text and an atmospheric mix of photos and colorful illustrations."
When their storybooks disappear, two siblings set out to find the thief, meeting friends along the way. Read full book review >
THE CIRCUS THIEF by Alane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Another fine entry in this historical series for young readers."
The latest of author Adams and illustrator Gallegos' (The Santa Thief, 2017, etc.) Depression-era picture books shows a young boy's connection to a doomed circus horse.Read full book review >
NEVER RUB NOSES WITH A NARWHAL by Ruth  Wellborn
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2018

"A beautifully illustrated and original book that gives youngsters fascinating glimpses into Arctic life."
This illustrated alphabet book by debut author Ruth Wellborn and debut illustrator Morgan Wellborn introduces readers to flora, fauna, people, and sights of the North American Arctic. Read full book review >
MARY POPPINS by P.L. Travers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A delightful excursion into a timelessly magical world, eminently suitable for reading alone or aloud. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A handsomely produced gift edition of the 1934 classic, undoubtedly timed to capitalize on the release of the upcoming film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, in December 2018. Read full book review >
MARY POPPINS by P.L. Travers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Lovely and evocative, just the thing to spark an interest in the original and its sequels—and the upcoming film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, which opens in December 2018. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Refined, spit-spot-tidy illustrations infuse a spare adaptation of the 1934 classic with proper senses of decorum and wonder. Read full book review >
REACH HIGHER by Amanda Lucidon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"With Souza's book, this could have bookended the Obama years. But it's more of a bookend and a paperweight. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Lucidon's adaptation of her adult book Chasing Light (2017) for the kindergarten-to-second-grade set aims for the photographic splendor of Pete Souza's Dream Big Dreams (2017), which celebrates what made the Obama administration both historic and extraordinary. Read full book review >
TITANOSAUR by José Luis Carballido
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Everyone who reads this case study in paleontology's methods and awesome rewards will want to grow up to be a dinosaur scientist. (jacket poster) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Argentine scientists involved in the actual dig describe one of modern paleontology's most titanic discoveries. 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 >