LETTERS TO THE LOST by Brigid Kemmerer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Lacks any real substance. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Kemmerer's dual-narrative romance ponders the path of fate versus blazing one's own trail. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An insightful but sometimes (like life itself) bland story that is likely to hold appeal for a limited audience. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a well-known professional photographer at a time when most other women aspired to homemaking if they were not doing menial labor. Read full book review >

THE SACRIFICE OF SUNSHINE GIRL by Nancy Ohlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An excellent end to an uneven but enjoyable series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
Sunshine Griffith faces down her destiny. Read full book review >
SPEAK OF ME AS I AM by Sonia Belasco
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A stirring account of the trials of adolescence. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Art helps two teenagers cope with unbearable sorrow in this novel of loss and self-discovery. Read full book review >
FIRST CLASS MURDER by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Just as Daisy predicts, 'the Detective Society's most exciting adventure yet!' (train car diagram with characters, glossary, acknowledgements) (Mystery. 10-14)"
Crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells encounter yet another murder victim while traveling from Paris to Istanbul on the famed Orient Express in 1935. Read full book review >

THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN by Marianna Baer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Uneven pacing hobbles an intriguing plot. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Quinn is 16, a virgin—or so she thinks—and pregnant. Miracle or repressed trauma? Read full book review >
THE LAST THING YOU SAID by Sara Biren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"The best kind of tragic love story. (Fiction. 15-18)"
The first summer after Trixie's death is a hard one for all the families who knew her, especially for her best friend, Lucy, and Trixie's brother, Ben. Read full book review >
BUT THEN I CAME BACK by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Rendered with insight and compassion, Eden's struggles to make peace with the human condition add up to a riveting coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Nursing a seriously bruised ego, out of sync with friends and family, Eden slipped, hit her head, and plunged into the icy river; in the coma that follows, she's approached by a strange girl whose urgent message she's unable to hear. Read full book review >
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD by Bill Nye
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Fast-paced enough to engage even reluctant readers, informative without being didactic, and entertaining: a solid series start. (Adventure. 9-14)"
Nye, "the Science Guy," collaborates with Mone and illustrator Iluzada to launch a new fictional series featuring three kids; two of them are geniuses—the third, Jack, is just reasonably clever. Read full book review >
THE EXO PROJECT by Andrew DeYoung
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"It's fine in pace and flow but disintegrates under scrutiny. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Can humans settle another planet before it's too late? Read full book review >
ZENN DIAGRAM by Wendy Brant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A light read for those looking for a meet-cute with a twist. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A girl with the ability to read people's emotions meets a boy who defies her expectations in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE GREAT AMERICAN FOOT RACE by Andrew Speno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An absorbing story of colorful times. (photos, maps, statistics, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Marathons are commonplace now, but one of the earliest 20th-century long-distance races was the multiday, coast-to-coast Transcontinental Foot Race, little known now but an event that captured the world's imagination in 1928. 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 >