EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"A poignant and often hilarious slice of middle-grade life. (eating disorder resources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's time for the seventh-grade trip to Washington, D.C.! Read full book review >
EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A touching, memorable read that explores the costs, large and small, of an unpopular war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1971, and the Vietnam War has upended Lucy Rossi's life; when her Army doctor dad returns an amputee, the unsettling changes intensify. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF DREAMS by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A kind, thoughtful, nuanced portrayal of one of the icons of children's literature. (Biography. 10-14)"
The first middle-grade biography of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery in over 20 years. Read full book review >
WILD BLUES by Beth Kephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Thought-provoking and intense—recommended for patient readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Choices and their unpredictable aftermaths form the backbone of Kephart's (This Is the Story of You, 2016, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
ROSA’S ANIMALS by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"An elegant, insightful portrait of an artist worth knowing. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
This handsomely designed and illustrated biography grandly introduces the most famous Western female artist of her time. Read full book review >

FADEAWAY by Maura Ellen Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A realistic, convincing, and moving debut portrait of grief and friendship with a basketball subtext. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Sam's life disintegrates when her best friend unexpectedly dies. Read full book review >
JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS by Melissa Sarno
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Troubling, affecting, and ultimately uplifting, from a promising debut novelist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Life is not going well for Cora. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Even readers who are not sports enthusiasts will appreciate Long's upbeat account of finding confidence in the water and in life. (Memoir. 8-14)"
In a series of "moments," Paralympic swimmer Long describes how she became "the second-most decorated Paralympian of all time." Read full book review >
BREAKOUT by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A sensitive coming-of-age tale about waking up to injustice and where that knowledge can lead. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Seen through the eyes of three seventh-graders, a prison escape upends daily life in a small Adirondack town. Read full book review >
THE SPIRIT OF CATTAIL COUNTY by Victoria Piontek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Even though the ending comes too fast and too tidily after so much soul-stirring grief, the story features some lovely writing, and it's full of characters who linger like apparitions. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The difference between wanting and needing can be as slight as the breath off a midnight swamp or as vast as a torrent of floodwater. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Overall, a worthy contribution not only to the market, but also within the broader canon of resources on Western yoga and mindfulness. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Life comes with challenges, but with mindfulness, young people can learn to ride life's ups and downs with clarity and calm. 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 >