THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM by Chad Sell
Kirkus Star
edited by Chad Sell, illustrated by Chad Sell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A breath of fresh air, this tender and dynamic collection is a must-have for any graphic-novel collection. (Graphic fantasy. 9-13)"
Comics creator and illustrator Sell teams up with 10 different authors to create an extraordinary linked anthology, seamlessly interweaving stories of unabashed joy and friendship. Read full book review >
BREAKOUT by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A sensitive coming-of-age tale about waking up to injustice and where that knowledge can lead. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Seen through the eyes of three seventh-graders, a prison escape upends daily life in a small Adirondack town. Read full book review >

HAWK RISING by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"An absorbing reminder that we need never look far to see wild, beautiful nature. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A male red-tailed hawk leaves a nest full of hatchlings to scout a suburban neighborhood for prey. Read full book review >
TWAIN'S TREASURE by William B. Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A patchy tale flickering repeatedly from light to dark and back. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Alex's ability to talk with ghosts puts him in famous company when he and his mom move to Hannibal, Missouri. Read full book review >
MISSING BONES by Phyllis J. Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A predictable boy-and-dog story with an ample ration of boilerplate family troubles. (Fiction 9-12)"
During a bumpy period of adjustment to his newly blended family, fifth-grader Ricky Martinez is grief-stricken when his beagle, Bones, gets lost. Read full book review >

IRVING BERLIN, THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING by Nancy Churnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A book to share that celebrates an immigrant and his abiding love for his adopted country, its holidays, and his 'home sweet home.' (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A Jewish immigrant from Russia gives America some of its most iconic and beloved songs. Read full book review >
GIANTS, TROLLS, WITCHES, BEASTS by Craig Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Even people who've read countless folktales will find something new and surprising in this collection, and they may discover that the stories are even stranger than they remembered. (Graphic folklore. 7-12)"
It's easy to forget how often folktales make no sense at all. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE BULLY'S WRATH / LA MALDICIÓN DE LA IRA DEL ABUSÓN by René Saldaña Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2018

"A welcome return to Mickey's primarily Latinx world. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In Mickey Rangel's fifth mystery, like many kids his age, the title character is faced with a new kid in class who is less than welcoming. But how do you help someone who doesn't want to change? Read full book review >
NEYMAR by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A gem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From pretend soccer games with family members in his grandfather's house to playing for the Brazilian national soccer team, this is the story of Neymar Jr., one of the world's most valuable players. Read full book review >
UGLY CAT & PABLO AND THE MISSING BROTHER by Isabel Quintero
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"With lots of talk about farts, some grossness, a good bit of silliness, and loyalty to friends and family as the central theme, there is everything to like in this addition to the series. (recipe) (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Ugly Cat and Pablo are back following series opener Ugly Cat & Pablo (2017); this time they are on a mission to find Tamarindo, Ugly Cat's missing brother. Read full book review >
ON POINT by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A delightful follow-up from a writer who understands children, family, and culture. (Fiction. 7-10)"
In this second installment of the Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream series, Zayd navigates challenging times on his new basketball team and changing relationships with both his best friend and his favorite uncle. Read full book review >
THE CHOSEN ONES by Scarlett Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A rich, original, and imaginative sequel for fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this sequel to Dragon's Green (2017), 11-year-old "true hero" Effie Truelove finds her life and her world in peril. 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 >