JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN ISLANDS by Sarah Beth Durst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An enjoyable coming-of-age fantasy-adventure that also showcases the deep bond between sisters. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Two princesses conquer self-doubt and learn to trust in each other in order to save their people and the only way of life they know. Read full book review >
DEFINITIONS OF INDEFINABLE THINGS by Whitney Taylor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A compelling exploration of mental illness. (Fiction. 12-16) "
Two depressed teens navigate their disorders and their love life. Read full book review >

THE END OF OUR STORY by Meg Haston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A slightly philosophical love story for readers who want a little edge to their romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
Nothing, not even murder, will sway Bridget from her determination to reunite with her ex-boyfriend. Read full book review >
GEEKERELLA by Ashley Poston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Romance genre readers who expect a happy ending and teen fans of fandoms may enjoy this timely retelling; others may find the derivative plot too on-the-nose. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Cinderella jumps aboard the Enterprise in this entertaining if somewhat paint-by-numbers version of the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >
YOGA FOR YOU by Rebecca Rissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Like most yogis it's not perfect—but it's an economical and nonthreatening way to begin a yoga practice. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Clean layout, swirly page decorations, simple explanations, and a friendly tone will help this title find its preteen audience. Read full book review >

BLOOD MOON by Chris Kreie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A superfast, sturdy-enough creep show. (Horror. 10-14)"
A group of teens tries to survive a spooky night. Read full book review >
REVENGE OF THE STAR SURVIVORS by Michael Merschel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Touching despite contrivances, and readers will find themselves rooting for Clark, Les, and Ricki. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Clark Sherman's life is sent into upheaval after his dad's promotion leads to a cross-country move he doesn't want to make. Read full book review >
LIFE, LOSS, AND LEMONADE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Short, sweet, and to the point. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the eighth and final book in the Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, the eponymous character turns 15, finishes up ninth grade, and has the entire summer to look forward to. Read full book review >
ALL THE FOREVER THINGS by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"The funeral twist makes for an interesting and unusual romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
This high school romance comes with a twist, as the protagonist's family lives in and runs a funeral home. Read full book review >
STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED by Jeff Strand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"Best enjoyed with willfully suspended disbelief and a laugh track. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Marcus is a high school freshman whose vomit-inducing stage fright presents a major barrier to his dream of becoming a world-famous magician. Read full book review >
PRETTY FIERCE by Kieran Scott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"A page-turner. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Kaia is the daughter of professional assassins whose final job went bad and killed them both. Now, however, Kaia has some reason to believe that her mother might be alive, and she sets out with her boyfriend, Oliver, to find out. Read full book review >
POINTE, CLAW by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"A novel that despite its flaws viscerally evokes struggles of modern teenagers in a brutally authentic manner. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two teenage girls fight for their dreams and their sanity in this intense novel about the pressures society places on women to be perfect. 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 >