CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"A slapdash survey that perhaps demonstrates that science ideas need longer than 30 seconds apiece. (glossaries, resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Thumbnail summaries of 30 watershed concepts and discoveries in the history of science, most with simple demonstrations of related principles or processes. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"Paddle past this one; hike instead. (table of contents, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A guide to canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding for kids. Read full book review >

EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A touching, memorable read that explores the costs, large and small, of an unpopular war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1971, and the Vietnam War has upended Lucy Rossi's life; when her Army doctor dad returns an amputee, the unsettling changes intensify. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF GREG by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A potent blend of magic, adventure, and humor. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In the debut volume of An Epic Series of Failures, 13-year-old Greg Belmont embarks on an adventure he never could have imagined. Read full book review >
UP & DOWN by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"'Up and down' indeed. (endnote, author's note, bibliography, sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Brown's latest (Older than Dirt, 2017, etc.) follows the journey of balloonist John Jeffries, doctor and meteorologist, through his flight across the English Channel in 1785. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF DREAMS by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A kind, thoughtful, nuanced portrayal of one of the icons of children's literature. (Biography. 10-14)"
The first middle-grade biography of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery in over 20 years. Read full book review >
THE BUTTON WAR by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Bleakly demonstrates that war, no matter its scale, is devastating. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
When World War I descends upon a tiny Polish village, seven boys launch their own deadly battle for the right to be crowned king of the land. Read full book review >
THE UNFORGETTABLE GUINEVERE ST. CLAIR by Amy Makechnie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Guinevere St. Clair is indeed 100 percent unforgettable. (Fiction. 8-13)"
If Scout Finch had had a sister, she would be future "world-famous lawyer" Guinevere St. Clair. Read full book review >
THE GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY by Chris Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"As Button puts it: 'We may be tiny, but we're still fearsome.' Aye to that. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Two-inch pirates sally forth to the rescue when their cat is kidnapped by malign mice. Read full book review >
FLOR AND MIRANDA STEAL THE SHOW by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Feelings of summer fun and smells of funnel cake will follow readers home from this engaging story of family and friendship. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The bright lights and screaming laughter of the carnival midway are not all they are cracked up to be for two young women hoping to help support their families on the fair circuit. Read full book review >
THE WIZARD'S DOG FETCHES THE GRAIL by Eric Kahn Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Readers won over by Nosewise's heart and doggy point of view in The Wizard's Dog (2017) will welcome him back. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The death of Nivian, beloved Lady of the Lake, prompts a second expedition into the Fae Otherworld for Merlin's intrepid talking dog and his human "pack." Read full book review >
THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"This delightful debut welcomes readers in like a house filled with love. (Fiction. 8-13)"
A 13-year-old biracial girl longs to build the house of her dreams. 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 >