ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Although the language and plot sometimes border on cliché, this fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as the try to unravel the mystery on their own. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Detention takes a dark turn when the student behind Bayview High's infamous app About That dies from a peanut allergy—and every witness has a different reason for wanting him gone. Read full book review >
KALE, MY EX, AND OTHER THINGS TO TOSS IN A BLENDER by Lisa Greenwald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Decent enough for readers looking for something fast and fun to pack in a beach bag, but young feminists will likely throw it at the wall. (Fiction. 13-17)"
It's summer before senior year, and Mia, who needs a boyfriend to "feel like a person," finds herself on the receiving end of a publicly humiliating breakup. Read full book review >

PHILANTHROPARTIES! by Lulu Cerone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"This useful and accessible how-to of creative projects and tips will inspire altruistic preteens and teens. (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
A guide to planning gatherings that raise awareness and solicit donations for a variety of social causes, written by a Los Angeles teen who founded a philanthropic organization and advocacy group called LemonAID Warriors. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART by Stephanie Burgis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gloriously fresh story to be read with a steaming cup of chocolate at hand. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Aventurine is tired of being treated like a baby hatchling. Read full book review >
AGAINST THE ODDS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A fantastic hybrid of novel and graphic novel, this is a fine selection for both reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys an exuberant combination of spot-on humor and nail-biting suspense. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-16)"
A small group of young teens who have suddenly acquired bizarre superpowers are back for a second romp. Read full book review >

THE OTHER SIDE OF SUMMER by Emily Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A bittersweet, hopeful coming-of-age story complicated by loss, saved by love, that ends with a song. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer's family is blown apart when her brother, Floyd, is killed in a bombing in London, and their anguish surges anew when Floyd's cherished guitar is delivered to their house afterward. Read full book review >
ROMANCING THE THRONE by Nadine Jolie Courtney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A light and fluffy read with a solid life lesson lending structure. (Chick lit. 14-18)"
Courtney whips up a frothy, modern fairy tale, dealing with everything from sibling rivalry to protection of privacy. Read full book review >
ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A wrenching depiction of depression and anxiety, respectful to fandom, online-only friendships, and the benefits and dangers of internet fame. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Creator of an astonishingly successful webcomic—or a nonentity of a high school senior? Read full book review >
RESTART by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Korman's trademark humor makes this an appealing read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Will a bully always be a bully? Read full book review >
WASHED ASHORE by Kerr Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A promising and timely story that never finds its sea legs. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The peace of a remote Scottish island is shattered when two bodies wash up on the beach. One is a whale; the other is human. Read full book review >
DARK BREAKS THE DAWN by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"An appealing if imperfect girl-power fantasy that ably sets the stage for its sequel. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
The tragedy of Swan Lake gets a fantasy reimagining in this fast-paced book for teens. Read full book review >
I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene  Goo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Plot-driven as the K dramas Goo's protagonist seeks to emulate, her funny, engaging narrative also delivers powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A talented overachiever resorts to lessons gleaned from Korean pop culture in hopes of finding love. 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 >