RUBY REDFORT BLINK AND YOU DIE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"This final installment offers more than the usual complement of cliffhangers, daring escapes, and surprises; fans of this droll, quirky, and sui generis series won't be disappointed. (note) (Mystery. 9-14)"
The young agent and codebreaking genius, recruited by the secret Spectrum organization, risks life and limb to uncover the traitor within its ranks. Read full book review >
THE KEY TO EVERY THING by Pat Schmatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A bittersweet but hopeful take on loss, trauma, and the many meanings of family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Traumatized by past neglect at the hands of an alcoholic parent, an "almost-sixth-grader" faces her phobia of being alone after her elderly friend is injured. Read full book review >

TINY INFINITIES by J.H. Diehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A quiet story with a likable protagonist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The summer she turns 13, Alice struggles to hold on to the family life that has been slipping away since her mother's major car accident a year ago. Read full book review >
A STONE FOR SASCHA by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Memorable and moving. (Picture book. 4-10)"
After laying her beloved dog to rest, a girl finds peace with a smooth stone that has traveled the world through the ages, in this wordless picture book by Becker. Read full book review >
GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Jennifer Thermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"An inspiring story for readers of all ages and genders. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Thermes presents the tale of the first woman thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >

ALL OF US by Carin Berger
Released: May 8, 2018

"An earnest, moving expression of what the world needs now—and what children have always needed: love, sweet love. (Picture book. 2-10)"
Cut-paper collages encourage readers to remember that "love wins," even during painful, confusing times. Read full book review >
TARA TAKES THE STAGE by Tamsin Lane
Released: May 8, 2018

"Only for those readers who care more about romance and the gimmick than plot and character. (Interactive fiction. 10-12)"
Readers guide a middle schooler to various romance possibilities in this gentle series opener that's similar to a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Read full book review >
THE CURE FOR COLD FEET by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A believable portrait of middle school challenges. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Facing sixth grade, Izzy counts on her friends and family only to find dizzying change. Read full book review >
POWER FORWARD by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Readers will cheer for Zayd and look forward to the next volume. (Fiction. 6-11)"
Fourth-grader Zayd has the passion to make the gold basketball team, but his latest obstacle might make him miss the upcoming tryouts. Read full book review >
THE BOY FROM TOMORROW by Camille DeAngelis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Spellbinding. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-olds Alec and Josie communicate with each other in the same house—100 years apart. Read full book review >
MARGE IN CHARGE AND THE STOLEN TREASURE by Isla Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Readers who have graduated to chapter books may enjoy the imaginative adventures of the babysat, but caregivers may want to point them toward stories that are more meaningful or less cloying. (Fiction. 6-9)"
These three new chapters chronicling Marge's babysitting antics (Marge in Charge, 2017) include a new baby, a trip to the swimming pool, and wedding mishaps. Read full book review >
AL CAPONE THROWS ME A CURVE by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"It's earnest Moose, always striving to do the right thing, who elevates this tale, like a hard-hit baseball, into the stratosphere. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Most people's lives (and the best books) have more than one plotline. 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 >