TWAIN'S TREASURE by William B. Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A patchy tale flickering repeatedly from light to dark and back. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Alex's ability to talk with ghosts puts him in famous company when he and his mom move to Hannibal, Missouri. Read full book review >
MISSING BONES by Phyllis J. Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A predictable boy-and-dog story with an ample ration of boilerplate family troubles. (Fiction 9-12)"
During a bumpy period of adjustment to his newly blended family, fifth-grader Ricky Martinez is grief-stricken when his beagle, Bones, gets lost. Read full book review >

GIANTS, TROLLS, WITCHES, BEASTS by Craig Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"Even people who've read countless folktales will find something new and surprising in this collection, and they may discover that the stories are even stranger than they remembered. (Graphic folklore. 7-12)"
It's easy to forget how often folktales make no sense at all. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE BULLY'S WRATH / LA MALDICIÓN DE LA IRA DEL ABUSÓN by René Saldaña Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2018

"A welcome return to Mickey's primarily Latinx world. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In Mickey Rangel's fifth mystery, like many kids his age, the title character is faced with a new kid in class who is less than welcoming. But how do you help someone who doesn't want to change? Read full book review >
THE CHOSEN ONES by Scarlett Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A rich, original, and imaginative sequel for fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this sequel to Dragon's Green (2017), 11-year-old "true hero" Effie Truelove finds her life and her world in peril. Read full book review >

CONFUSION IS NOTHING NEW by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Straightforward storytelling with a light touch of humor, accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A teenage girl learns to cope with the death of a mother that she never met. Read full book review >
FURY ON THE DANCE FLOOR by Benjamin Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"This entomological adventure celebrates teamwork and girl power. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Two preteen girl superheroes struggle with their personal differences and contend with a diabolical geriatric. Read full book review >
FLOAT by Laura Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"The plot may be about trying to change the future, but the patriarchal themes in this action story are stuck in the past. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A cabin full of boys with uncontrollable powers races to change the future in this new adventure from Martin (Code Name Flood, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
FROM YOU TO ME by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A book for anyone who's lost someone close, and to instill a sense of empathy in those who haven't. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Amelia Peabody's older sister, Clara, died in a boating accident three years ago, a tragedy that still has Amelia in the clutches of deep grief. Read full book review >
THE SPIRIT OF CATTAIL COUNTY by Victoria Piontek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Even though the ending comes too fast and too tidily after so much soul-stirring grief, the story features some lovely writing, and it's full of characters who linger like apparitions. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The difference between wanting and needing can be as slight as the breath off a midnight swamp or as vast as a torrent of floodwater. Read full book review >
FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Through the story of fifth-grader Mia Tang, readers experience the courage, hard work, and dreams of a young Chinese immigrant. 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 >