DOUBLE CROSS by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fascinating chronicle of the longtime role of trickery in warfare. (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this companion to Top Secret (2006) and The Dark Game (2010), his books on secret codes and spying, respectively, Janeczko examines how subterfuge has been used in warfare for thousands of years. Read full book review >
BETWEEN TWO SKIES by Joanne O'Sullivan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"O'Sullivan's light touch and restraint will allow readers to follow Evangeline as she stands howling into the wind that howled into her. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Heartache and deracination wrapped in the lyrical sigh of an epic poem unfold into one girl's story of struggle, devastation, and survival. Read full book review >

LUCKY GIRL by Amanda Maciel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"A thought-provoking look at the good-girl/bad-girl dichotomy. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A Nebraska teen blames herself for unwanted attention that might be sexual assault. Read full book review >
THE WINGSNATCHERS by Sarah Jean Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Shaky—but with undeniable potential. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Magical stagecraft, steampunk mechanisms, and glittering faerie dust intermesh in a debut middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >
BLOOD BROTHERS by Colleen Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"A smartly plotted examination of the despair that keeps people in their places and the hope that pulls them out of it. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two impoverished teens drift along different paths. Read full book review >

THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER by Ann Brashares
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"The large cast of angst-y characters with their equally daunting number of angst-y issues impedes deep exploration of any particular character or idea. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A torn family reunites years after a bitter divorce. Read full book review >
THE WONDER OF US by Kim Culbertson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"A nuanced, positive vision of an evolving friendship. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two best friends attempt to reconnect after a year apart, but their secrets might divide them forever. Read full book review >
THE BLACK TEMPEST by Ryan Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"This flaw aside, the book's down-to-earth teenagers, bonded by adventure, will have readers rooting for the allies to prevail. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After defeating a supervillain from the future in the first book of the Time Shift trilogy, The Year of Lightning (2016), the time travelers from Emmett's Bluff feel they've just barely recovered when they now encounter a new threat from the Time continuum. Read full book review >
REGINA RISING by Wendy Toliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Reasonably enjoyable as a tie-in, this can also stand alone, although the stumbling-toward-darkness conclusion might seem odd to readers who don't know Regina's ultimate destiny. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A tie-in novel for ABC's Once Upon a Time explores an incident in the adolescence of Regina, the future Evil Queen from Snow White. Read full book review >
NORTH OF HAPPY by Adi Alsaid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"An exceptional tale of grief, ambition, love, and maturity. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A Mexican teen does his best to escape his troubles in the United States. Read full book review >
SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sylvia Mendoza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Definitely on a mission, but some sense of the woman beneath the robes comes through. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
An analytical view of the personal and cultural values that make the Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third woman justice an admirable role model. Read full book review >
EYE OF THE STORM by Amy Cherrix
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Suggest to able teen readers who already have the appropriate background knowledge. (hurricane preparedness, glossary, chapter notes, index) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
A high-altitude drone built for the Air Force is repurposed to investigate hurricane behavior in a NASA-sponsored project headquartered at Wallops Island, Virginia. 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 >