FELIX YZ by Lisa Bunker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2017

"Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive. (Science fiction. 10-adult)"
A freak scientific accident leaves an ordinary Maine boy atomically bonded to a fourth-dimensional being in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >

RICKETY STITCH AND THE GELATINOUS GOO by Ben Costa
Released: June 6, 2017

"Don't be fooled by the cheery illustrations; this is irreverent, bawdy, and lots of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 13-adult)"
A minstrel skeleton and his wobbly companion embark upon an epic quest to learn their origins in this gloriously ribald graphic tale. Read full book review >
GOLD by Geraldine Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"The twins' quick-paced, action-packed journey will sweep readers right along with them. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Twin boys, Starn and Esper, live in Orchard Territory, a grim place where most animals, insects, and plants have died, suffocated under ash from a catastrophic series of volcanic eruptions. Read full book review >
I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER  by Tatsuya Miyanishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Beneath this deceptively simple tale of ancient reptilian family life lies a story of surprising complexity and contemporary relevance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A dinosaur in the throes of an identity crisis grapples with questions of nature vs. nurture in this moving tale of unconditional familial love. Read full book review >

THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART by Stephanie Burgis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gloriously fresh story to be read with a steaming cup of chocolate at hand. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Aventurine is tired of being treated like a baby hatchling. Read full book review >
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 >
I GOT A NEW FRIEND by Karl Newsom Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Totally, infectiously ebullient. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl finds out how much she has in common with her new puppy. Read full book review >
SECRETS I KNOW by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Psst! This book holds delightful secrets. And these secrets shouldn't be missed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A small girl shares her secrets (she knows "lots," and she knows "secrets are for whispering"). 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 >
A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An original and thought-provoking exploration of the rhythms of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is common to associate cages with imprisonment, but what of the cage's point of view? 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 >
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 >