THE QUILTS OF GEE'S BEND by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A handsome volume to enchant a new generation of readers and artists. (source notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, image credits) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
How homemade quilts created in rural Alabama became modern art. Read full book review >
POTTYMOUTH AND STOOPID by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"An entertaining—but not particularly original—addition to the perennially relevant genre. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sludgepuggle! Pottymouth and Stoopid take on relentless bullies, terrible teachers, and a dastardly Ex-Dad. Read full book review >

THE DARK ARTS by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A spoiler-y aide de memoire helpful for keeping the villains straight. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A reminiscent peek into the darker corners of the Wizarding World's media products. Read full book review >
MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM by Rachel Renée Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Kids who want to see this sort of adventure done well should opt for Varian Johnson's Jackson Greene books; kids who are charmed by puke jokes may find this mildly diverting. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Max Crumbly is back, blundering through his second misadventure. Read full book review >
WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID AT SCHOOL by Refe Tuma
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Better add plastic dinosaurs to the shopping list—kids will want in on the fun. (Picture book. 5-10)"
After demolishing a house with their antics (What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, 2015), the plastic dinosaur toys stow away in a backpack and wreak havoc on a school. Read full book review >

BROKEN PRIDE by Erin Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Wild and wonderful. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a rival lion violently assumes leadership of a pride, Fearless Gallantpride, son of the fallen leader, is forced to run. But how can one young cub survive on his own? Read full book review >
IF FOUND...PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >
ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL by Leah Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A book that rewards patient, sensitive readers willing to dive in. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Mor, an 11-year-old Senegalese boy, faces many obstacles as he tries to keep his family together after his parents die. Read full book review >
RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A smooth debut. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Rule No. 1: "Stealing is necessary to survive." Read full book review >
CLEMENTINE LOVES RED by Krystyna Boglar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare glimpse of childhood in a vanished world: Soviet-dominated, rural Poland. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Vacationing children endure a thunderstorm in a dark forest, lose and find one another, and join an assortment of characters seeking the mysterious Clementine, who's vanished in the woods. Read full book review >
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Ben Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Both fans of others in the series and lovers of Hamilton: An American Musical will enjoy the information and breezy tone. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A history buff and blogger provides an engaging look at the cast of characters and events that led to the founding of the United States. Read full book review >
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS  by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Another solid volume in a fun and lively series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment of the Rip and Red series features more basketball action and slices of middle school life. 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 >