ICE CREAM SUMMER  by Megan Atwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Enjoy a scoop of ice cream instead. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A slight mystery casts a shadow over New Amity. Read full book review >
BAYBERRY ISLAND by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Animal fantasy adventure with a gentle feel. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Three woodland animals take a journey to bring a baby dragon back to his home. Read full book review >

LEMONS by Melissa Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A joyous celebration of cryptozoology, friendship, family love, and coping with loss. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"My mom always says I can take any lemons that life gives me and make lemonade," proclaims 10-year-old Lemonade Liberty Witt—"Lem" for short. Read full book review >
ORPHAN TRAIN GIRL by Christina Baker Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Although interesting, this effort may leave readers wishing to explore unplumbed depths. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a young readers' version of Kline's Orphan Train (2013), sixth-grader Molly, a foster child on the coast of Maine, helps an elderly woman, Vivian, sort through boxes of keepsakes in her attic. Read full book review >
PLANET JUPITER by Jane Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A solid middle-grade family story. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After months on an Oregon farm, Jupiter, an 11-year-old white girl, can't wait to resume her musician family's nomadic journey—until she learns that Edom, 7, an adopted cousin from Ethiopia, will be taking her brother's place and their destination is not the open road but a house in Portland. Read full book review >

THE LOST KINGDOM OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A captivating and charming adventure sure to please young readers and longtime fans. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
The rise and re-education of an unlikely champion by the author of Ella Enchanted. Read full book review >
THE FALLEN STAR by Tracey Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Fresh and fun: the brigade delights as it explores another forest mystery. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
The Noctural Brigade returns in the third installment in the eponymous series. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER OF BAD IDEAS by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This middle-grade friendship book makes a fun, quick read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sometimes getting grounded is the first step to freedom, especially when you're using bad ideas to guide your path. Read full book review >
THE LOST LEGACY by Gwenda Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"While it may be a brave new world for Stephen, this is well-worn territory for middle-grade fantasy. Here's hoping the second outing provides something fresh. (Fantasy/mystery. 8-12)"
A familiar-feeling protagonist delves into a new life and a new world of magic in this middle-grade series opener by wife-husband duo. Read full book review >
THE MOON PLATOON by Jeramey Kraatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A cosmic adventure that fails to attain escape velocity. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Two weeks spent at a luxury resort on the moon prove to be much more dangerous than a group of young people can imagine. Read full book review >
POSTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When online bullying crosses over into real life, Eric and his friends do their best to stay out of the cloud of meanness, but it's a big one. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF MOLLIE by Anna Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lovely import with an unusual setting. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1912 Dublin, 14-year-old Mollie Carberry becomes an unexpected suffragist. 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 >