OUTSIDE IN by Jennifer Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A compassionate story of homelessness and friendship, recycled art and community. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In Chandigarh, a town in northern India, is Nek Chand's Rock Garden, a magnificent, 40-acre garden of some 5,000 sculptures made from recycled ceramics, industrial waste, and discarded household scrap—and the real-life inspiration for this historical novel. Read full book review >
ALECA ZAMM IS A WONDER by Ginger Rue
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A fast, fun origin story with appealing wish fulfillment. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
On her 10th birthday, Aleca Zamm discovers she can stop time. Read full book review >

THE FROG PRINCESS RETURNS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This humorous, ongoing extension of the frog-turned-prince saga should appeal to fans of the series who want more of the same. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When Queen Willow vanishes, Princess Emeralda, aka Emma, embarks on a quest to find her and restore harmony to the fairy community in this latest addition to the Tales of the Frog Princess series. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST MACHINE by Lauren DeStefano
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This book provides a close-up of loss, love, and hope. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Could a machine bring back the ghost of Emmaline's mother? Read full book review >
THE DRAGON TAMERS by James Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A whimsical and melodious tale for those seeking adventure fare that's on the quiet side. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two brothers find themselves an unlikely pet. Read full book review >

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The genesis of world-rocking inventions is often mysterious; their fate upon people not so much, here given a tantalizing if garbled peek, then left unexplored. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
Helfand brings a propulsive optimism to this graphic account of the Industrial Revolution. Read full book review >
TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VANDERZEE by Andrea J. Loney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A fascinating look at the development of early photography, the life of an African-American artist, and the world of the Harlem Renaissance. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
It happened with a click! Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A PLACE by Eoin Colfer
edited by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"An eclectic collection for adventurous readers. (foreword, contributor bios) (Anthology. 11-14)"
An opening note from Colfer identifies this anthology as his project as (former) Laureate na nÓg to bring Irish children's literature to Ireland and abroad. Read full book review >
BIG BLUE FOREVER by Anita Miettunen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A fascinating story curiously told. (author's note, resources, credits, bibliography) (Informational picture book/nonfiction. 5-12)"
A whale that died off Canada's East Coast gets a new life as an exhibit in a West Coast museum. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Ideal for middle school classrooms and any marine science enthusiast. (glossary, resources, selected bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth and provides plenty of opportunity for scientific exploration and investigation. Read full book review >
EINSTEIN AND THE TIME MACHINE by Luca  Novelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Relatively informative, though the change of language and country leave a few rough spots, and there are already more than a few similar profiles available. (Biography. 10-13)"
The "most important scientist of the 20th century" (not even "arguably") tells his personal story amid explanations of his contributions to our understanding of how the universe works. Read full book review >
GOLD by Geraldine Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"The twins' quick-paced, action-packed journey will sweep readers right along with them. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Twin boys, Starn and Esper, live in Orchard Territory, a grim place where most animals, insects, and plants have died, suffocated under ash from a catastrophic series of volcanic eruptions. 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 >