CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Near the end of the book, a military officer says, 'In the nonsense of war, everything makes sense.' Readers may find this utterly ridiculous story utterly convincing and even sometimes heartbreaking. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The most important part of this novel might be the recipe for salmon quiche. Read full book review >
GUARDIANS OF THE TAIGA by StacyPlays
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2018

"Doesn't set itself apart from the rest of the animal-rescue pack. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl and her wolf pack perform animal rescues in this series opener from the YouTuber best known as StacyPlays. Read full book review >

BE STILL, LIFE by Ohara Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"What sets this book apart from so many others with the same theme of the nourishment derived from connecting with life is its infectious joy, delivered simply and sincerely. (Picture book. 3-9)"
In casual rhyme, this picture book extols the values of stillness and observation. Read full book review >
THE HYENA SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An appealing, elegantly designed introduction to another much-maligned species. (fast facts, bibliography, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A practiced and proficient team returns to the African plains to visit a field camp in Masai Mara, Kenya, where zoologist Kay Holekamp has been studying spotted hyenas for 30 years. Read full book review >
THE BACTERIA BOOK by Steve Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Memorable insights into the invisible world. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The skinny on the really tiny. Read full book review >

WRITE ON, IRVING BERLIN! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Heartwarming Americana. (author's note, selected songs, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A Jewish immigrant's passage from pogroms in Russia to "God Bless America"—written 100 years ago to celebrate his beloved adopted home. Read full book review >
WHAT THE WIND CAN TELL YOU by Sarah Marie A. Jette
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Though Jette's debut emphasizes compromise, faith, and acceptance, the ill-explained 'magical disability' trope muddles the message. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Aided by magic, 12-year-old Isabelle Perez learns that her nonverbal, severely disabled brother is capable of more than her family thinks. Read full book review >
SCARLET IBIS by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Sadness and hope combine in this heartfelt British import. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Scarlet Ibis Mackenzie struggles to care for her brother and protect her family. Read full book review >
CLARA VOYANT by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A lightweight but enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After her grandmother's move to Florida, future investigative reporter Clara Costa finds life with just her ditzy mother, Gaby, maddeningly unpredictable. Read full book review >
THE PENDERWICKS AT LAST by Jeanne Birdsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Please don't go, Penderwicks; it's too soon to say goodbye. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The beloved family is back—and taking their final bow. Read full book review >
BELLE'S JOURNEY by Rob Bierregaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An engaging, informative introduction to ospreys for budding birders. (map, further information, resources) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A young osprey named Belle completes her first 4,000-mile solo migration from Massachusetts to South America and back. Read full book review >
NADYA SKYLUNG AND THE CLOUDSHIP RESCUE by Jeff Seymour
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"While the worldbuilding can be heavy-handed and confusing at times, readers who love action-adventure stories will enjoy reading about Nadya and her friends. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nadya Skylung, an orphan, was rescued by the cloudship Orion's captain, Nic, as were the other orphans who are in the crew: Tam, Tian Li, Pepper, and Salyeh. 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 >