GIANTS, TROLLS, WITCHES, BEASTS by Craig Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Even people who've read countless folktales will find something new and surprising in this collection, and they may discover that the stories are even stranger than they remembered. (Graphic folklore. 7-12)"
It's easy to forget how often folktales make no sense at all. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE BULLY'S WRATH / LA MALDICIÓN DE LA IRA DEL ABUSÓN by René Saldaña Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2018

"A welcome return to Mickey's primarily Latinx world. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In Mickey Rangel's fifth mystery, like many kids his age, the title character is faced with a new kid in class who is less than welcoming. But how do you help someone who doesn't want to change? Read full book review >

NEYMAR by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A gem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From pretend soccer games with family members in his grandfather's house to playing for the Brazilian national soccer team, this is the story of Neymar Jr., one of the world's most valuable players. Read full book review >
UGLY CAT & PABLO AND THE MISSING BROTHER by Isabel Quintero
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"With lots of talk about farts, some grossness, a good bit of silliness, and loyalty to friends and family as the central theme, there is everything to like in this addition to the series. (recipe) (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Ugly Cat and Pablo are back following series opener Ugly Cat & Pablo (2017); this time they are on a mission to find Tamarindo, Ugly Cat's missing brother. Read full book review >
ON POINT by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A delightful follow-up from a writer who understands children, family, and culture. (Fiction. 7-10)"
In this second installment of the Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream series, Zayd navigates challenging times on his new basketball team and changing relationships with both his best friend and his favorite uncle. Read full book review >

THE CHOSEN ONES by Scarlett Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A rich, original, and imaginative sequel for fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this sequel to Dragon's Green (2017), 11-year-old "true hero" Effie Truelove finds her life and her world in peril. Read full book review >
CUCUMBER QUEST: THE MELODY KINGDOM by Gigi D.G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"It's visually engaging as always, but it's not the strongest offering in the series. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In this third series installment, a band of unlikely heroes embarks upon a quest in a magical, musical land. Read full book review >
CONFUSION IS NOTHING NEW by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Straightforward storytelling with a light touch of humor, accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A teenage girl learns to cope with the death of a mother that she never met. Read full book review >
FURY ON THE DANCE FLOOR by Benjamin Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"This entomological adventure celebrates teamwork and girl power. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Two preteen girl superheroes struggle with their personal differences and contend with a diabolical geriatric. Read full book review >
FLOAT by Laura Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"The plot may be about trying to change the future, but the patriarchal themes in this action story are stuck in the past. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A cabin full of boys with uncontrollable powers races to change the future in this new adventure from Martin (Code Name Flood, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
FROM YOU TO ME by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A book for anyone who's lost someone close, and to instill a sense of empathy in those who haven't. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Amelia Peabody's older sister, Clara, died in a boating accident three years ago, a tragedy that still has Amelia in the clutches of deep grief. 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 >