THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC by Crystal Cestari
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Somewhat enjoyable provided it's not examined too closely. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A magical matchmaker searches for her own true love in this magic-infused Chicago. Read full book review >
SEEKING MANSFIELD by Kate Watson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A commendable adaptation of a 200-year-old tale made fresh for a 21st-century audience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a modern spin on Mansfield Park, Watson's debut blends Austen with a dash of Shakespeare, all in contemporary Chicago. Read full book review >

MY FUTURE EX-GIRLFRIEND by Jake Gerhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Covering well-worn material, from Sam's desperate need to fart at an inopportune, potentially romantic moment to the dreaded meeting of the girls' parents, the book is a light, amusing read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The sequel to Me and Miranda Mullaly (2016) recounts eighth-graders Sam, Duke, and Chollie's largely unsuccessful but often amusing attempts to navigate the minefield that is middle school boy-girl relationships. Read full book review >
THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by Emily Barr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"An affecting portrayal of living with amnesia and discovering one's own agency. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white British girl with anterograde amnesia travels to the Arctic to chase after a boy whose kiss has stayed in her memory when nothing else has. 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 >

BE THE ONE by Byron Pitts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Although the stories are heartbreaking, they also offer solace and hope to other youth who may be suffering through similar experiences. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
"Where do you go, where do you hide, when the world hurts too much?" Read full book review >
GRACE AND THE FEVER by Zan Romanoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A thrilling romp through a fangirl fantasy in which everything crashes and burns and the heroine emerges stronger. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A fangirl finds herself entangled in the real lives of the boy band she loves. Read full book review >
THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Lucy learns that her mother's cancer has reoccurred, she reacts with anger that affects her relationship with her parents, her boyfriend, and God. Read full book review >
A FIERY FRIENDSHIP by Lisa Fiedler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A fast-paced series opener. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Dorothy wasn't the first young girl to take an epic journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Read full book review >
IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET by Misa Sugiura
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sugiura debuts with an angst-y coming-of-age narrative set at the intersections of identity, family, and first love. Read full book review >
THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP by Katie A. Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"A satisfying examination of morality and the decisions that change our lives. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Debate is Tanner's talent, but is he good enough to succeed at his new school? Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE by Randall Platt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"An intriguing addition to Holocaust fiction. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
"Just who are you?…No. What are you?" These questions are at the heart of this survival story set in World War II Warsaw. 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 >