LOVE, LIFE, AND THE LIST by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"Abby's likable, but her romantic passivity and hijacked artistic endeavors send a disempowering message. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A year ago, Abby confessed her love to her best friend, Cooper—and it didn't go well. Read full book review >
RAMAYANA by Arshia Sattar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Striking illustrations and a compelling narrative bring an important Indian tale of good and evil to young readers. (author's note) (Classic. 10-15)"
A classical Indian literature scholar offers a brief and engaging version of the ancient and beloved epic Hindu poem Ramayana. Read full book review >

LEATHERBACK BLUES by Karen Hood-Caddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"No superheroes in this inspiring story, just committed kids willing to do the hard work—internal and external—to make a positive difference. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old Canadian girl learns the true meaning of bravery while encountering challenges and adventure at a leatherback-turtle sanctuary in Costa Rica. Read full book review >
STARTALK YOUNG READERS EDITION by Neil deGrasse Tyson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Rewarding reading for science geeks and casual browsers alike. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A slimmed-down version of the popular podcast's 2016 print spinoff, reflecting the show's free-wheeling mix of big issues and odd sidelights found at the intersection of the natural world and human culture. Read full book review >
WHEN THE CRICKETS STOPPED SINGING by Marilyn Cram-Donahue
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"The afterword includes discussion suggestions. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In a small and apparently all-white town, Angelina and her friends face a sinister danger. Read full book review >

BONE'S GIFT by Angie Smibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"An intriguing blend of history and magic. (Historical/paranormal fiction. 8-14)"
A 12-year-old Appalachian girl tries to come to terms with her supernatural gift at the start of World War II. Read full book review >
ORPHAN MONSTER SPY by Matt Killeen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 20, 2018

"A powerful, bleak, and penetrating portrait of an isolated young woman excelling in unimaginable danger. (Historical thriller. 13-16)"
A half-Jewish girl in Nazi Germany passes up a chance to escape in favor of the opportunity to screw with Nazis. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"This detailed account of a lesser-known space flight varies in narrative quality but does just enough to draw in readers who grew up well after the space race. (photographs, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this account of the Apollo 8 flight, astronaut Frank Borman and his crewmates take the first manned trip around the moon at the height of the 1960s space race. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"A fine tool for any child interested in history as well as for classroom, school, and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Firsthand accounts of World War II, many collected by modern children. Read full book review >
THE ZANNA FUNCTION by Daniel Wheatley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Jarring, disconnected, even at times nonsensical. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Zanna Mayfield's life changes when she's accepted to the St. Pommeroy's School for Gifted Children. Read full book review >
STRANGE STAR by Emma Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"An adventure story packed full to the brim with drama—and just the right amount of shivery, fearsome delight. (Horror. 9-14)"
'Twas a dark and stormy night in 1816 when several literary luminaries gathered at a Swiss villa to spin tales of unearthly terror. Read full book review >
THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 20, 2018

"An evocative novel that captures the uncertain, unmoored feeling of existing between worlds—culturally, linguistically, ethnically, romantically, and existentially—it is also about seeking hope and finding beauty even in one's darkest hours. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Grief, regret, and loneliness form the backdrop of a family's life following a suicide, but a path for healing reveals itself in the form of a magical red bird. 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 >