RUN THE RISK by Allison van Diepen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"It's fast-paced, telenovela-style drama with dance parties, poetry slams, fights, blackmail, and life-threatening peril. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Life for a girl trying to make ends meet after high school becomes complicated when her ex-boyfriend, a gang member, re-emerges in her life. Read full book review >
AUDUBON by Fabien Grolleau
by Fabien Grolleau, illustrated by Jérémie Royer, translated by Etienne Gilfillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A luscious, reimagined biography that will attach a personality to a famous name for 21st-century readers. (biography, notes, selective bibliography) (Graphic novel. 10-15)"
Scenes from the life of the famous 19th-century naturalist John James Audubon, presented in graphic-novel format, demonstrate his passion. Read full book review >

ROYCE ROLLS by Margaret Stohl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A smart, satirical edge separates this Hollywood chick-lit from many others. (Fiction. 12-18)"
White high school senior Bentley Royce's reality TV world and her family are falling apart. There's no promise of another season for Rolling with the Royces, but can Bent make this one a record-setter and keep her family together? Read full book review >
VIETNAM WAR by Stuart Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A powerful and illuminating overview of the war in Vietnam even though the facts fly like the detonation of an antipersonnel mine. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Murray provides a fact-filled tour d'horizon of the wars suffered by Vietnam from World War II to the Paris Peace Accords. Read full book review >
CHEESUS WAS HERE by J.C. Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"May cause some laughs. (Fiction. 12-15)"
When Jesus appears…in your cheese. Read full book review >

SPEED OF LIFE by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Complex characters and a strong voice make this one stand out. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With the first anniversary of her mother's death quickly approaching, 14-year-old Sofia finds herself full of questions with nowhere to turn for answers. Read full book review >
MARS ONE by Jonathan Maberry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Maberry wins with his on-the-spot dialogue, and his characters grace the page with ease. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
It ain't easy to get to Mars. Read full book review >
ASHES TO ASHEVILLE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Some readers may feel that the resolution comes a mite too easily, but most will enjoy the journey and be pleased when Fella's family figures out how to come together in a new way. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sisters make an unauthorized expedition to their former hometown and in the process bring together the two parts of their divided family. Read full book review >
THE FOOTBALL GIRL by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Tessa's ferocious competitiveness is appealing, though her ambivalence about football gives the lie to the determined-looking girl on the cover. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Whether a girl might want to play football is the thread that holds together this dual narrative of a sports novel and a budding romance, told in alternating voices by the two sweethearts. Read full book review >
KEEPING THE BEAT by Marie Powell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"For fans of slow, soapy thrillers. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Five London girls form a band and enter a trans-Atlantic reality show in an attempt to become rock stars. Read full book review >
ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the 'delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing' of falling in love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen moves to her dad's beach town and unexpectedly falls for an edgy surfer rather than the "film-buff soul mate" she was expecting to meet. Read full book review >
BLACKLIST by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chick lit to the max for those who want it. (Chick lit. 14-18)"
The Beautiful Idols saga continues as the competitive Hollywood teens deal with the consequences of Madison's murder. 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 >