THE TURTLE SHIP by Helena Ku Rhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Despite a repetitive start, this debut packs a double punch modeling the experimental process while spotlighting an intriguing historical figure and his warcraft. (afterword, author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Loosely based on the life of Yi Sun-Sin, a Korean admiral in the 1500s, the story of an inquisitive boy who takes inspiration from his pet turtle to design an iconic battle ship. Read full book review >
WILD BLUES by Beth Kephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Thought-provoking and intense—recommended for patient readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Choices and their unpredictable aftermaths form the backbone of Kephart's (This Is the Story of You, 2016, etc.) latest. Read full book review >

THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Sure to tickle the most fickle funny bone. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Fovea Munson's mortification isn't unfounded: Her parents are surgeons…who operate on dead people ("Sorry. Cadavers").Read full book review >
THE STEAM TEAM by Lisa Burke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Does help to clarify a trendy pedagogical concept, but in a catch-as-catch-can manner. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A broad sampler of STEAM-related topics and areas. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW HAND by Kat Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Frightful (but not too frightful) fun for preteens. (Horror. 9-12)"
Sweet, happy baby Kyle is a babysitter's dream, until the evening after a mysterious storm, when he becomes a little terror—literally! Read full book review >

LIONS & LIARS by Kate Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A fun coming-of-age romp. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When social misfit Frederick Frederickson rises to popularity due to a case of mistaken identity, he struggles to maintain the charade. Read full book review >
SNARED by Adam Jay Epstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A lighthearted fantasy with a strong start and a hasty conclusion. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
Intruders in the dungeon! Five unlikely heroes unite for a treasure hunt but find themselves on a quest to save the kingdom instead. Read full book review >
DO NOT LICK THIS BOOK by Idan Ben-Barak
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Science at its best: informative and gross. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Why not? Because "IT'S FULL OF GERMS." Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Best suited for quick hits or casual browsing but unusually broad in scope and cast. (Collective biography. 9-11)"
Tributes to 101 women who made names for themselves in sports or other athletic endeavors. Read full book review >
HEARTSEEKER by Melinda Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"This series opener dances compellingly along the border separating its young, naïve heroine from harsh political realities. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
An 11-year-old who can see lies is dragged from her family orchard into the cesspit of royal politics. Read full book review >
PROJECT TERRA BITES BACK by Landry Q. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Fans of Book 1 will enjoy hopping around time and space with Elara and her friends again. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Aspiring terraformer Elara Vaughn is back after summer break. Read full book review >
MOUNTAINS OF THE WORLD by Dieter Braun
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Unfocused but nevertheless gifted with bold visuals and a beguiling sense of appreciation for nature's beauties. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Imported from Germany, an album of mountains, with tributes to those who scale them, portraits of flora and fauna that live on them, and related topics. 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 >