SUMMER UNSCRIPTED by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another romance about a girl who needs a boy to find her way. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teen love drama goes to summer stock. Read full book review >
OBSIDIAN AND STARS by Julie Eshbaugh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Despite its historical-romance package, the emphasis on complicated intertribal politics and the proper manufacture of atlatl darts might appeal more to those interested in anthropology or wilderness survival. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The sequel to prehistoric Pride and Prejudice retelling Ivory and Bone (2016) feels more akin to George R.R. Martin than Jane Austen. Read full book review >

A DOG LIKE DAISY by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Daisy is distinctive and memorable, and this depiction of PTSD is useful, making this a fine, compelling tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Remember Black Beauty? Read full book review >
THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS by Jaleigh Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy. (map, glossary) (Steampunk. 11-15)"
Well-behaved girls seldom make history…or save ill-fated airships from menacing saboteurs. Read full book review >
BE TRUE TO ME by Adele Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A reminder, if one is still needed, that it doesn't pay to be the interloper in a community of rich, upper-crust-society snobs. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In 1976, handsome and charming Gil's arrival in an exclusive, white, summer-island community inflames two girls' rivalry with disastrous results. Read full book review >

WE COME APART by Sarah  Crossan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Addresses persecution while reinforcing it. Skip. (Verse fiction. 14-16)"
Two teens with bad lives connect. Read full book review >
THE QUILTS OF GEE'S BEND by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A handsome volume to enchant a new generation of readers and artists. (source notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, image credits) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
How homemade quilts created in rural Alabama became modern art. Read full book review >
GRRRLS ON THE SIDE by Carrie Pack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2017

"Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast finds herself in the riot-grrrl scene. Read full book review >
LIFE BEFORE by Michele Bacon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2017

"A great concept obliterated by a lack of focus. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage runaway makes the best of a bad situation. Read full book review >
DRAMATICALLY EVER AFTER by Isabel Bandeira
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A sure crowd-pleaser for its intended romance-loving audience. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It's a song as old as rhyme, set in New Jersey this time. Read full book review >
I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT by Dan Emmett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A serviceable account of a tough job for tough-minded people—rewarding but with a heavy load of responsibility. (Memoir. 12-15)"
An agent who stood (as his 2014 memoir puts it) Within Arm's Length of three presidents offers a pared-down version of his training and career. Read full book review >
RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A smooth debut. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Rule No. 1: "Stealing is necessary to survive." 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 >