100 THINGS TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Far from systematic but definitely horizon- and option-expanding. (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
A grab bag of occupations with at least a little career potential—some conventional, others decidedly otherwise. Read full book review >
MAGIC TRICKS WITH COINS, CARDS AND EVERYDAY OBJECTS by Jake Banfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Tricks sure to disarm even someone with a bad case of the grumps. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
A sunny array of card, coin, and doodad magic tricks presented in step-by-step format. Read full book review >

WALT WHITMAN by Walt Whitman
by Walt Whitman, edited by Karen Karbiener, illustrated by Kate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Though Whitman's sophisticated 19th-century vocabulary may tax today's youth, this dynamic volume proves a seminal addition to any library. (glossed terms in margins) (Picture book/poetry. 10-16)"
The third installment in the hard-core Poetry for Kids series again weds top-notch scholarship with visual artistry in introducing children to the poetic wonders of another American treasure: Walt Whitman. Read full book review >
THE DISAPPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"While there are a few snags in the storytelling, overall, a story bursting with color and originality. (Historical suspense. 12-18)"
At the center of Murphy's debut novel is a small town shrouded in mystery. Read full book review >
AMAZON ADVENTURE by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An adventure that might help protect an ecosystem. (map, selected bibliography, Web resources, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Experienced nature chroniclers visit a tiny Amazon town that celebrates its tropical fish trade. Read full book review >

WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS by Julia Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"Readers will find a refreshingly measured look at schizophrenia, but they won't come away with medical facts. (Fiction. 13-17)"
It's 2012, and a 16-year-old boy with schizophrenia starts fresh, with a new drug trial and at a new high school. Read full book review >
MAGELLAN by Laurence Bergreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An engrossing, dramatic account of courage and tragedy from the Age of Discovery. (maps, charts, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bergreen ably adapts his book for adults Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (2003) into a gripping and harrowing true adventure story for young readers. Read full book review >
COMING UP FOR AIR by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"The frank depiction of female teenage sexuality elevates this series entry. (Romance. 16-18)"
An Olympic-caliber swimmer seeks gold in romance in the latest of Kenneally's interconnected Hundred Oaks series. Read full book review >
PAPER HEARTS  by Ali Novak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"An undemanding, wish-fulfillment romance. (Romance. 14-16)"
Another fluffy romance between a girl and a boy-band member, following The Heartbreakers (2015). Read full book review >
PRETTY by Justin Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Coming-of-age never looked so beautiful. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The only time 13-year-old Sophie can relax is when her alcoholic mother, Janet, finally falls into bed asleep. Read full book review >
A VOID THE SIZE OF THE WORLD by Rachele Alpine
Released: July 4, 2017

"A lukewarm effort. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A small-town teen copes with the disappearance of her sister. Read full book review >
THE REVENGE by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"A decent hook ruined by shoddy characters and limp plotting. (Thriller. 12-16)"
When a local teen celebrity goes missing, her ex-boyfriend becomes the prime suspect. 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 >