IF FOUND...PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >
ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL by Leah Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A book that rewards patient, sensitive readers willing to dive in. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Mor, an 11-year-old Senegalese boy, faces many obstacles as he tries to keep his family together after his parents die. Read full book review >

RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A smooth debut. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Rule No. 1: "Stealing is necessary to survive." Read full book review >
CLEMENTINE LOVES RED by Krystyna Boglar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare glimpse of childhood in a vanished world: Soviet-dominated, rural Poland. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Vacationing children endure a thunderstorm in a dark forest, lose and find one another, and join an assortment of characters seeking the mysterious Clementine, who's vanished in the woods. Read full book review >
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Ben Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Both fans of others in the series and lovers of Hamilton: An American Musical will enjoy the information and breezy tone. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A history buff and blogger provides an engaging look at the cast of characters and events that led to the founding of the United States. Read full book review >

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS  by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Another solid volume in a fun and lively series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment of the Rip and Red series features more basketball action and slices of middle school life. Read full book review >
PRINCESS JUNIPER OF TORR by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of old-style stories. (map, cast of characters) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Having ruled a community of children for a month, a princess heads home to free her kingdom from enemy invaders. Read full book review >
APEX PREDATORS by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"No red—but lots of tooth and claw on display. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Face-to-face introductions to over two dozen creatures it would be better to avoid. Read full book review >
MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE UNLUCKY LOTTERY WINNERS OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The ongoing hardships of Classroom 13 hammer home teachable moments with humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What would you do if you won the lottery? Read full book review >
HOLLY FARB AND THE PRINCESS OF THE GALAXY by Gareth Wronski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An enjoyable, imaginative sci-fi debut. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Holly Farb, seventh-grade know-it-all, just lost the election for school president, but who cares about that when someone thinks you're a princess? Read full book review >
EXIT STRATEGY by Lauren Allbright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Using the scientific method to make friends—clever and surprisingly effective. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ross has elevated the art of leaving to an art form, so when he has to stay at a school for longer than a few months, he has trouble adjusting to his new reality. 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 >