SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A captivating, edge-of-your-seat, action-packed fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The third volume of the Serafina series opens in terror. Read full book review >
SECOND GRADE HOLDOUT by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A new look at an age-old fact: change is hard but maybe not as hard as what one might imagine. (Picture book. 5-9)"
After a rocky period in first grade (First Grade Dropout, 2015), the same anxious blond, white boy decides not to advance to second grade. Read full book review >

PRETTY by Justin Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Coming-of-age never looked so beautiful. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The only time 13-year-old Sophie can relax is when her alcoholic mother, Janet, finally falls into bed asleep. Read full book review >
COSMIC COMMANDOS by Christopher Eliopoulos
written and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Even if the comic versions of Jeremy and Justin don't have further adventures, readers will look for Eliopoulos' next venture into kids' comics with anticipation. (Graphic adventure. 7-10)"
Could identical twins be less identical? If these two can't work together, Earth is in trouble! Read full book review >
WALKING WITH MISS MILLIE by Tamara Bundy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A memorable and lovely debut. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
The summer of 1968 brings huge changes to the lives of a young white girl and an elderly black woman—and cements a beautiful friendship. Read full book review >

A TRUE HOME by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A plucky mouse finds her true home in this warm, winning tale. (Animal fantasy. 7-10)"
An orphan mouse unexpectedly arrives at Heartwood Hotel, which she hopes will become the home she's seeking. Read full book review >
MAGELLAN by Laurence Bergreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An engrossing, dramatic account of courage and tragedy from the Age of Discovery. (maps, charts, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bergreen ably adapts his book for adults Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (2003) into a gripping and harrowing true adventure story for young readers. Read full book review >
LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL!  by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A smooth transition into a fresh format that should both resonate with existing fans and entice new ones. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
With her trademark sassy panache, Babymouse embarks on a new adventure: middle school. Read full book review >
THE UNICORN IN THE BARN by Jacqueline Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sensitive, moving debut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When 11-year-old Eric Harper begins caring for an injured unicorn, his life is changed by the choices he makes, the relationships he forms, and the secrets he uncovers. Read full book review >
THE SONG FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE by A.F. Harrold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A captivating British import. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Francesca "Frank" Patel's summer holiday is interrupted, first by bullies and then by a glimpse of another world. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Good for aspiring writers and artists. (Collective memoir. 8-12)"
Twenty-six notable authors and illustrators of children's books—including the book's editor—introduce themselves via their childhood memories. Read full book review >
MRS. SMITH'S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS by Beth McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sassy, new spy series with a spunky heroine, multitalented sidekicks, and tense, rapid-fire adventure. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Unexpectedly enrolled in a prestigious boarding school, 12-year-old Abigail suddenly finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mission for a secret spy ring. 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 >