SEEKER OF THE CROWN by Ruth Lauren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"There is no magic, per se, but the book is otherwise true to the best fantasy traditions for preteens. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old twin sisters Valor and Sasha have barely agreed to missions from Queen Ana when the queen herself vanishes—in broad daylight. Read full book review >
CLASS ACTION by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"More amusing than your average civics class. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A love of learning does not require homework to flourish in Frank's (Armstrong and Charlie, 2017) latest. Read full book review >

LOVE DOUBLE DUTCH! by Doreen Spicer-Dannelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A sincere story of friendship, camaraderie, and family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old African-American Bed-Stuy native and double Dutch fiend MaKayla has one goal this summer: to make it to the National Jump-off at Madison Square Garden. Read full book review >
MAGGIE & ABBY'S NEVERENDING PILLOW FORT by William Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Ridiculously irresistible, this will leave readers eager for the next escapade. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A pillow fort softens the growing pains between besties Maggie and Abby. Read full book review >
SUPERGIFTED by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Another chortleworthy outing from Korman. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the sequel to Ungifted (2012), Noah Youkilis gets himself kicked out of the Academy for Scholastic Distinction to see what it's like at regular middle school. Read full book review >

INTO THE NIGHTFELL WOOD by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Exciting and satisfying, a tightly woven fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn and her older brother, Elric, finally felt safe when they came through the Silver Gate and were welcomed by the Fairy Queen, who immediately named them prince and princess (The Silver Gate, 2016). Read full book review >
GONE TO DRIFT by Diana McCaulay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A boy's home is a place in the heart of one whose heart makes a place for him. Beautiful. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Jamaican boy and his family are caught on the cusp of change. Read full book review >
THE STONE GIRL'S STORY by Sarah Beth Durst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Thoughtful, colorful, strengthening, and understatedly tender. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A living stone girl leaves the isolated mountain where she lives to seek a stonemason who can keep her family alive. Read full book review >
THE FUNNIEST MAN IN BASEBALL by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A loving homage to the last baseball clown. (author's note, sources) (Picture book/ biography. 8-10)"
Max Patkin had a very long and rewarding career in baseball, but it wasn't in the way he originally planned. Read full book review >
BLUE WINDOW by Adina Rishe Gewirtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Yet another tale of the 'chosen ones' arriving in a realm of devolved people and lost knowledge to destroy the evil rulers, defy discrimination, and restore magic to a withering land. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Five siblings fall into another world in this old-fashioned fantasy novel. Read full book review >
REBOUND by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2018

"An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood. (Historical verse fiction. 10-12)"
In this prequel to Newbery Award-winning The Crossover (2014), Alexander revisits previous themes and formats while exploring new ones. Read full book review >
SPY DAD by Jukka Laajarinne
by Jukka Laajarinne, illustrated by Timo Mänttäri, translated by Anja Mannion
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"Skip this one. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A father who's a spy tries to give it all up to spend time with his daughter. 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 >