THE CHAMPIONS' GAME by Saul Ramirez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2017

"Accessible for all readers, this story is a natural for the big screen: check and mate. (appendix, afterword) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Chess is life, and life is chess in El Paso, Texas, the unpretentious setting for an inspiring, true story. Read full book review >
ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"An emotionally engaging closer that fumbles in its final moments. (Romance. 14-17)"
Lara Jean prepares for college and a wedding. Read full book review >

AND WE'RE OFF by Dana Schwartz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"The up-to-the-minute details about travel in Europe make this an engaging, enjoyable, and even informational read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Nora Parker-Holmes has only one obstacle to her upcoming European grand tour: her mother, "five foot three inches tall, newly minted paralegal, and parental nightmare." Read full book review >
ONE CUT  by Eve Porinchak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"This is clearly not unbiased reporting, but it makes a strong case that justice in our legal system does not always fit the crime. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Porinchak recounts how the legal system fails five teens who commit a serious crime. Read full book review >
DEEP WATER  by Katherine Nichols
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"A true but lackluster tale of teenage drug smugglers. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
A multimillion-dollar drug-smuggling operation led by a high school Spanish teacher thrived in Southern California throughout the 1970s until it was brought down by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Read full book review >

THE SCATTERING by Kimberly McCreight
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"A riveting adventure that rewards returning readers. (Thriller. 12-16)"
High schooler Wylie Lang sees things differently from most teenagers. Read full book review >
COLD SUMMER by Gwen Cole
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"This emotional journey for a time-traveling guy and his now-girl-next-door is better suited to romance readers than science-fiction aficionados. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
There's no time like the present in this time-travel romance. Read full book review >
DREAMFALL by Amy Plum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"In this case, as each chapter is predictable, the sequel will be more of the same. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Jaime Salvator, a top pre-med student at Yale, witnesses an unprecedented sleep experiment involving teenagers who suffer from insomnia—and how it goes dreadfully wrong. Read full book review >
THE LOST KINGDOM OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A captivating and charming adventure sure to please young readers and longtime fans. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
The rise and re-education of an unlikely champion by the author of Ella Enchanted. Read full book review >
POSTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When online bullying crosses over into real life, Eric and his friends do their best to stay out of the cloud of meanness, but it's a big one. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF MOLLIE by Anna Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lovely import with an unusual setting. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1912 Dublin, 14-year-old Mollie Carberry becomes an unexpected suffragist. Read full book review >
CHOOSE TO MATTER by Julie Foudy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Foudy's unrelenting sunniness may not illuminate everyone, but young athletes may find some empowerment here. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Foudy, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in soccer, channels her connections and unfaltering positivity into a guide geared toward female athletes. 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 >