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 >

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 >
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 >
THE HYENA SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An appealing, elegantly designed introduction to another much-maligned species. (fast facts, bibliography, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A practiced and proficient team returns to the African plains to visit a field camp in Masai Mara, Kenya, where zoologist Kay Holekamp has been studying spotted hyenas for 30 years. Read full book review >
SCARLET IBIS by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Sadness and hope combine in this heartfelt British import. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Scarlet Ibis Mackenzie struggles to care for her brother and protect her family. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Readable and informative. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Facts, quotes, anecdotes, and visual images tell the combined history of the 1918 flu epidemic and World War I, emphasizing the role of disease in changing history. Read full book review >
BOYING UP by Mayim Bialik
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A matter-of-fact mirror that reflects reality and respect, not bewildered embarrassment. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
Body hair, biology, and boyhood are dissected and demystified in this guide to pubescence. 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 >