BEN'S REVOLUTION by Nathaniel Philbrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"A crisp historical vignette. (maps, author's note, illustrator's note) (Historical fiction. 7-9)"
A boy experiences the Boston Tea Party, the response to the Intolerable Acts, and the battle at Breed's Hill in Charlestown. Read full book review >
MY DADDY RULES THE WORLD by Hope Anita Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A masterful salute to fatherhood. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A collection of poetry that celebrates dads and all they do with and for their children. Read full book review >

THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL PITTS by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Impossible to put down. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old boy is left to fend for himself in 18th-century England following a terrible storm and the disappearance of his father. Read full book review >
IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >
A TRIO OF TOLERABLE TALES by Margaret Atwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Fine exercise for stretching linguistic muscles; great fun for reading aloud. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Atwood lets four letters of the alphabet assume starring roles in these three alliterative stories—R and W each in its own, with B and D sharing the limelight in another. Read full book review >

THE DOORMAN'S REPOSE by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A warm, wonderful delight for readers young and old. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A grand old apartment building at 777 Garden Ave. on Manhattan's Upper East Side is the setting for a series of tales filled with humor, imagination, and sweetness. Read full book review >
THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA by Pablo Cartaya
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Irresistibly exquisite. (author's note, recipes) (Fiction. 10-14)"
"When you decide you're going to tell a girl you like her, you need galactic-level courage." Read full book review >
QUICKSAND POND by Janet Taylor Lisle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A suspenseful, realistic, finely crafted story exploring friendship, trust, and how we judge others. (map) (Fiction. 10-13)"
A summer beside Quicksand Pond on Rhode Island's coast transforms a reluctant 12-year-old white girl. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW CIPHER by Laura Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The past informs the present as the review informs readers: don't let this one go. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-15)"
Printz winner Ruby's middle-grade series opener gracefully tackles magic, history, and gentrification. Read full book review >
GRACE HOPPER by Laurie Wallmark
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Amazing Grace indeed. (timeline, bibliography, list of honors) (Picture book/ biography. 7-12)"
Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer programming whose accomplishments have had lasting influence. Read full book review >
MARGARET AND THE MOON by Dean Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A superb introduction to the life of one girl whose dreams were out-of-this-world. (author's note, bibliography, additional reading) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Margaret Hamilton was a curious girl who grew up to be a pioneer in software programming Read full book review >
FUNNY GIRL by Betsy Bird
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Whether these live up to the subtitle's claim of 'funniest stories ever' is subjective, but the lighthearted array will surely appeal to a wide audience. (Anthology. 9-13)"
The 28 short stories, autobiographical essays, and comic strips in this entertaining anthology are meant to prove that females can be funny, and they succeed. 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 >