JOPLIN, WISHING by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"With magic and a bit of danger, and touching on themes of family, loss, friendship, misunderstandings, kindness, and second chances, Joplin and Sofie's story is not soon forgotten. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Stanley's fantasy offers an enticing blend of suspense, an ancient curse, a lonely girl, a hint of romance, and a fairy-tale trope. Read full book review >
14 HOLLOW ROAD by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A readable novel that won't linger long in anyone's memory. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tornadoes aren't supposed to happen in Hitchcock, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

A DOG LIKE DAISY by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Daisy is distinctive and memorable, and this depiction of PTSD is useful, making this a fine, compelling tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Remember Black Beauty? Read full book review >
THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS by Jaleigh Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy. (map, glossary) (Steampunk. 11-15)"
Well-behaved girls seldom make history…or save ill-fated airships from menacing saboteurs. Read full book review >
EMILY AND THE SPELLSTONE by Michael Rubens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Abrakadonculous! Especially good fun for a rainy afternoon or a not-too-groggy sick day. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a forlorn 12-year-old girl finds an enchanted beach stone shaped like a cellphone, suddenly everything starts to get pretty darn weird…. Read full book review >

THE SHADOW QUEEN by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Lightweight, fluffy fun—especially good for kids just embarking on reading fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Kara and Prince Fred's mission to rescue Kara's father turns into saving all of Heldstone. Read full book review >
THE QUILTS OF GEE'S BEND by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A handsome volume to enchant a new generation of readers and artists. (source notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, image credits) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
How homemade quilts created in rural Alabama became modern art. Read full book review >
POTTYMOUTH AND STOOPID by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"An entertaining—but not particularly original—addition to the perennially relevant genre. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sludgepuggle! Pottymouth and Stoopid take on relentless bullies, terrible teachers, and a dastardly Ex-Dad. Read full book review >
THE DARK ARTS by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A spoiler-y aide de memoire helpful for keeping the villains straight. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A reminiscent peek into the darker corners of the Wizarding World's media products. Read full book review >
MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM by Rachel Renée Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Kids who want to see this sort of adventure done well should opt for Varian Johnson's Jackson Greene books; kids who are charmed by puke jokes may find this mildly diverting. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Max Crumbly is back, blundering through his second misadventure. Read full book review >
WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID AT SCHOOL by Refe Tuma
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Better add plastic dinosaurs to the shopping list—kids will want in on the fun. (Picture book. 5-10)"
After demolishing a house with their antics (What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, 2015), the plastic dinosaur toys stow away in a backpack and wreak havoc on a school. Read full book review >
BROKEN PRIDE by Erin Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Wild and wonderful. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a rival lion violently assumes leadership of a pride, Fearless Gallantpride, son of the fallen leader, is forced to run. But how can one young cub survive on his own? 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 >