WRITE ON, IRVING BERLIN! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Heartwarming Americana. (author's note, selected songs, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A Jewish immigrant's passage from pogroms in Russia to "God Bless America"—written 100 years ago to celebrate his beloved adopted home. Read full book review >
WHAT THE WIND CAN TELL YOU by Sarah Marie A. Jette
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Though Jette's debut emphasizes compromise, faith, and acceptance, the ill-explained 'magical disability' trope muddles the message. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Aided by magic, 12-year-old Isabelle Perez learns that her nonverbal, severely disabled brother is capable of more than her family thinks. Read full book review >

SCARLET IBIS by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Sadness and hope combine in this heartfelt British import. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Scarlet Ibis Mackenzie struggles to care for her brother and protect her family. Read full book review >
CLARA VOYANT by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A lightweight but enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After her grandmother's move to Florida, future investigative reporter Clara Costa finds life with just her ditzy mother, Gaby, maddeningly unpredictable. Read full book review >
THE PENDERWICKS AT LAST by Jeanne Birdsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Please don't go, Penderwicks; it's too soon to say goodbye. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The beloved family is back—and taking their final bow. Read full book review >

BELLE'S JOURNEY by Rob Bierregaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An engaging, informative introduction to ospreys for budding birders. (map, further information, resources) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A young osprey named Belle completes her first 4,000-mile solo migration from Massachusetts to South America and back. Read full book review >
NADYA SKYLUNG AND THE CLOUDSHIP RESCUE by Jeff Seymour
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"While the worldbuilding can be heavy-handed and confusing at times, readers who love action-adventure stories will enjoy reading about Nadya and her friends. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nadya Skylung, an orphan, was rescued by the cloudship Orion's captain, Nic, as were the other orphans who are in the crew: Tam, Tian Li, Pepper, and Salyeh. Read full book review >
CHASMA KNIGHTS by Boya  Sun
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Adorable and innovative. (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)"
Two otherworldly beings forge an unlikely friendship and navigate their own insecurities and jealousies. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Readable and informative. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Facts, quotes, anecdotes, and visual images tell the combined history of the 1918 flu epidemic and World War I, emphasizing the role of disease in changing history. Read full book review >
HOW TO SPOT A SASQUATCH by J. Torres
Released: May 15, 2018

"Hand this goofy bigfoot to young readers eager to get their starts in graphic novels. (Graphic fantasy. 6-9)"
Young ranger Jay uses his camping trip to capture evidence of the Sasquatch while unknowingly being occasionally pranked by one himself. Read full book review >
CALLING ALL MINDS by Temple Grandin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An impassioned call to look at the world in unique ways with plenty of practical advice on how to cultivate a curious, inquiring, imaginative mind. (diagrams, photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Celebrated inventor Grandin shares her experiences and insights into her processes of tinkering and building, offering excellent advice to aspiring young inventors for realizing their own innovative ideas. Read full book review >
A FAIRY'S COURAGE by E.J. Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"More nail-biting adventures involving fairy friends and foes in this second rousing Oakwing tale. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
In this sequel to series opener A Fairy's Tale (2017), Rowan returns to the Fairy Realms in London's Royal Parks hoping both to reunite her family and to protect the fairies. 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 >