THE UNFORGETTABLE GUINEVERE ST. CLAIR by Amy Makechnie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Guinevere St. Clair is indeed 100 percent unforgettable. (Fiction. 8-13)"
If Scout Finch had had a sister, she would be future "world-famous lawyer" Guinevere St. Clair. Read full book review >
FLOR AND MIRANDA STEAL THE SHOW by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Feelings of summer fun and smells of funnel cake will follow readers home from this engaging story of family and friendship. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The bright lights and screaming laughter of the carnival midway are not all they are cracked up to be for two young women hoping to help support their families on the fair circuit. Read full book review >

THE WIZARD'S DOG FETCHES THE GRAIL by Eric Kahn Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"Readers won over by Nosewise's heart and doggy point of view in The Wizard's Dog (2017) will welcome him back. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The death of Nivian, beloved Lady of the Lake, prompts a second expedition into the Fae Otherworld for Merlin's intrepid talking dog and his human "pack." Read full book review >
THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT by Mae Respicio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"This delightful debut welcomes readers in like a house filled with love. (Fiction. 8-13)"
A 13-year-old biracial girl longs to build the house of her dreams. Read full book review >
ROCKET ROBINSON AND THE PHARAOH'S FORTUNE by Sean O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2018

"A wild adventure tainted by Orientalism. (Graphic adventure. 8-12)"
In his first week in Cairo, 12-year-old Ronald "Rocket" Robinson finds careering adventure. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2018

"Thorough and well-rounded. (timeline, resources, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The inventor of the telephone gets extensive treatment in this book, which combines biography, history, and activities for children. Read full book review >
WILD BLUES by Beth Kephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Thought-provoking and intense—recommended for patient readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Choices and their unpredictable aftermaths form the backbone of Kephart's (This Is the Story of You, 2016, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Sure to tickle the most fickle funny bone. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Fovea Munson's mortification isn't unfounded: Her parents are surgeons…who operate on dead people ("Sorry. Cadavers").Read full book review >
THE SHADOW HAND by Kat Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Frightful (but not too frightful) fun for preteens. (Horror. 9-12)"
Sweet, happy baby Kyle is a babysitter's dream, until the evening after a mysterious storm, when he becomes a little terror—literally! Read full book review >
SNARED by Adam Jay Epstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"A lighthearted fantasy with a strong start and a hasty conclusion. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
Intruders in the dungeon! Five unlikely heroes unite for a treasure hunt but find themselves on a quest to save the kingdom instead. Read full book review >
PROJECT TERRA BITES BACK by Landry Q. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Fans of Book 1 will enjoy hopping around time and space with Elara and her friends again. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Aspiring terraformer Elara Vaughn is back after summer break. Read full book review >
ROSA’S ANIMALS by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"An elegant, insightful portrait of an artist worth knowing. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
This handsomely designed and illustrated biography grandly introduces the most famous Western female artist of her time. 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 >