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 >
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 >

GIRL ON THE VERGE by Pintip Dunn
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling tale with a lot of heart. (Suspense. 14-18)"
How far would you go to fit in? Read full book review >
PRISONER OF WAR by Michael P. Spradlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"A harrowing but not particularly substantive story of war and survival. (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
A teenage Marine endures the horrific brutalities of the Bataan Death March and a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines in this intense historical novel. Read full book review >
THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US by Samantha Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"A coming-of-age journey that would be strong if only it starred a believable teen. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A poor California girl finds her world turned upside down when her mother marries into the Boston ultrarich. Read full book review >

STEALING OUR WAY HOME by Cecilia Galante
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A heartbreaking, uplifting ode to staying true to family even in the worst of times. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What wouldn't a desperate man do to help his children? What wouldn't desperate kids do to save their dad and themselves? Read full book review >
JUNIPER LEMON'S HAPPINESS INDEX by Julie Israel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"Wound into the familiar narrative is insight into bringing closure to grief and the reality of untold, unknowable secrets. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Every day, Juniper writes about the positive and negative aspects of her life on an index card to cope with the hole in her life left when her sister, Camilla, died. Read full book review >
EDEN SUMMER by Liz Flanagan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"High drama and a breathless pace make this a riveting read. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A British teen still recovering from her own trauma is wracked with panic when her closest friend goes missing. Read full book review >
INTO THE HURRICANE by Neil Connelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"A Category 5 drama that's not without flaws but that has plenty of heart. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Haunted by the ghost of his dead older sister, Eli decides to defy the emergency evacuation orders and travel out to the old lighthouse to finally put his sister's spirit to rest—even if it kills him. Read full book review >
THE BEAUTIFUL LOST by Luanne Rice
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"This novel clearly demonstrates that sometimes it is only in darkness that one can see light. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It's been six years since Maia's mother left and one year since she was hospitalized for attempting suicide. The depression is starting to set in again, but this time she has The Plan. Read full book review >
IF BIRDS FLY BACK by Carlie Sorosiak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"This familiar-feeling if slightly overlong debut should resonate with fans of Morgan Matson, John Green, and Rainbow Rowell. (Fiction. 13-18)"
While both are volunteering at a Miami Beach retirement home, an aspiring astrophysicist and a young filmmaker befriend a famous octogenarian who's presumed dead. Read full book review >
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"Although Gen may be hard for readers to connect to, her story is interesting enough they may well stick with her anyway. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Pipkin's debut leads readers on a journey through grief to hope again. 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 >