THE GREAT TREEHOUSE WAR by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Over-the-top but ultimately wise. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Hyperbole reigns supreme! Read full book review >
GRANDFATHER AND THE MOON by Stéphanie Lapointe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An undeniable if imperfect gem. (Graphic novel. 10-13)"
"It's so easy not to notice a man of few words." Read full book review >

MY DADDY RULES THE WORLD by Hope Anita Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A masterful salute to fatherhood. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A collection of poetry that celebrates dads and all they do with and for their children. Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY TO DRAGON ISLAND by Claire Fayers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Avast! Pirates and magicians. Dragons and dinosaurs. Big spiders and, for good measure, a pesky ghost. Anchors aweigh. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Visions of dragons, treasure, and glory lead swashbuckling Capt. Cassie O'Pia and her doughty pirate crew into deadly waters once again. Read full book review >
THE WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE by Caroline Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A whodunit that fails to intrigue. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Following the disappearance of his parents, 11-year-old Toby is passed from relative to relative before landing with his uncle Gabriel, a master detective. Read full book review >

THE SHADOW CIPHER by Laura Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The past informs the present as the review informs readers: don't let this one go. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-15)"
Printz winner Ruby's middle-grade series opener gracefully tackles magic, history, and gentrification. Read full book review >
P.S. SEND MORE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even away from camp, the Flowerpot campers blossom. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Now back at home, the girls of Flowerpot cabin find themselves yearning for the sweet friendships of Moonlight Ranch summer camp to help them through some rough patches. Read full book review >
LOPEZ LOMONG by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"It's inspiring, but it presents Lomong more as an object lesson than as a living person. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of a Sudanese "Lost Boy" who pursued and achieved his dream of running in the Olympics. Read full book review >
THE MAGNIFICENT FLYING BARON ESTATE by Eric Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even sans actual rodents, just about as wild as one might hope the West can get. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Waldo only dreams, now and then, that his parents turn themselves into a squirrel and a prairie dog. Read full book review >
MARY ANNING'S CURIOSITY by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An alternative to the shelf full of picture-book biographies, for readers who may find Sheila Cole's Dragon in the Cliff, illustrated by T.C. Farrow (1991) hard to read or get. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Carved out and buffed up from historical records, an imagined account of the great fossil hunter's early life and groundbreaking career. Read full book review >
QUICKSAND POND by Janet Taylor Lisle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A suspenseful, realistic, finely crafted story exploring friendship, trust, and how we judge others. (map) (Fiction. 10-13)"
A summer beside Quicksand Pond on Rhode Island's coast transforms a reluctant 12-year-old white girl. Read full book review >
MY FUTURE EX-GIRLFRIEND by Jake Gerhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Covering well-worn material, from Sam's desperate need to fart at an inopportune, potentially romantic moment to the dreaded meeting of the girls' parents, the book is a light, amusing read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The sequel to Me and Miranda Mullaly (2016) recounts eighth-graders Sam, Duke, and Chollie's largely unsuccessful but often amusing attempts to navigate the minefield that is middle school boy-girl relationships. 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 >