AGAINST THE ODDS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A fantastic hybrid of novel and graphic novel, this is a fine selection for both reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys an exuberant combination of spot-on humor and nail-biting suspense. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-16)"
A small group of young teens who have suddenly acquired bizarre superpowers are back for a second romp. Read full book review >
CAPELIN WEATHER by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Interesting as a site-specific book but less satisfying as a story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kate's grandmother is proven right when the arrival of capelins signals the start of warm, sunny weather in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Read full book review >

ORPHAN ISLAND by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"This charming, engrossing tale set in a vividly realized world is expertly paced and will appeal to fans of wilderness adventure stories and character-driven relationship novels alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When the bell rings and the green boat emerges from the mist, gliding up into the cove, Jinny knows that it is time: time for her beloved Deen to leave and for a new child to take his place. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SIDE OF SUMMER by Emily Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A bittersweet, hopeful coming-of-age story complicated by loss, saved by love, that ends with a song. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer's family is blown apart when her brother, Floyd, is killed in a bombing in London, and their anguish surges anew when Floyd's cherished guitar is delivered to their house afterward. Read full book review >
JUNE SPARROW AND THE MILLION-DOLLAR PENNY by Rebecca Chace
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Unfortunately, neither June's escapades nor her pet pig will likely engage readers of this middle-grade Green Acres. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It's a long way from the Dakota apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side to South Dakota. Read full book review >

TIME SHIFTERS by Chris Grine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"As satisfying and enjoyable as a big-budget animated sci-fi feature. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
A year after the worst day in Luke's life, a chance encounter in the forest sparks a grand adventure. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A jolly British lark but with somewhat limited educational value. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a second wacky tale about the British monarch, Antony shows the high jinks that ensue when the queen's most precious accessory is snatched by a swan. Read full book review >
BLUE ETHEL by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Ethel may not win any cat marathons, but she'll win hearts young and old. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When you're set in your ways, little changes can really throw you. Read full book review >
WORST FAIRY GODMOTHER EVER! by Sarah Aronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Underneath the sparkle there's a solid story. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Isabelle's starting the first level of Fairy Godmother Training, and things don't look good. Read full book review >
RESTART by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Korman's trademark humor makes this an appealing read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Will a bully always be a bully? Read full book review >
KEYS TO THE CITY by Lisa Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Sweet and familiar Lindy makes this story hard to resist. (Fiction. 9-12)"
School is out for the summer, but instead of languid days by the pool, 12-year-old Chinese adoptee Lindy Mackay must complete an unusual assignment. Read full book review >
WASHED ASHORE by Kerr Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A promising and timely story that never finds its sea legs. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The peace of a remote Scottish island is shattered when two bodies wash up on the beach. One is a whale; the other is human. 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 >