KEEPING THE BEAT by Marie Powell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"For fans of slow, soapy thrillers. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Five London girls form a band and enter a trans-Atlantic reality show in an attempt to become rock stars. Read full book review >
THE FORGETTING SPELL by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A poignant tale about missing mothers that will leave readers anxious to read more. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Darya Blok struggles to unravel the mystery of her mother's eight-year absence and to do the right thing on her return. Read full book review >

LETTERS TO THE LOST by Brigid Kemmerer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Lacks any real substance. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Kemmerer's dual-narrative romance ponders the path of fate versus blazing one's own trail. Read full book review >
THE EAGLE'S QUILL by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chock full of trivia, puzzles, and nail-biting adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
After successfully recovering one of seven artifacts hidden around the United States by the Founders, three young adventurers travel to Glacier National Park to find the second, following series opener The Eureka Key (2016). Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An insightful but sometimes (like life itself) bland story that is likely to hold appeal for a limited audience. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a well-known professional photographer at a time when most other women aspired to homemaking if they were not doing menial labor. Read full book review >

THE SACRIFICE OF SUNSHINE GIRL by Nancy Ohlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An excellent end to an uneven but enjoyable series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
Sunshine Griffith faces down her destiny. Read full book review >
SPEAK OF ME AS I AM by Sonia Belasco
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A stirring account of the trials of adolescence. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Art helps two teenagers cope with unbearable sorrow in this novel of loss and self-discovery. Read full book review >
PANDA-MONIUM by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Never slumping into the formulaic doldrums, the FunJungle series keeps on chugging. (author's note) (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this fourth roller coaster of an endangered-species mystery, Teddy is still living at the giant zoo/amusement park called FunJungle, and he's still smack dab in the epicenter of the brouhaha. Read full book review >
FIRST CLASS MURDER by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Just as Daisy predicts, 'the Detective Society's most exciting adventure yet!' (train car diagram with characters, glossary, acknowledgements) (Mystery. 10-14)"
Crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells encounter yet another murder victim while traveling from Paris to Istanbul on the famed Orient Express in 1935. Read full book review >
DOWN IN FLAMES by P.W. Catanese
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Second in a series that promises continued terror and delight. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A human boy finds adventure and a home in hell in this sequel to Donny's Inferno (2016). Read full book review >
THE <i>TITANIC</i> MISSION by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A fizzy, fast-paced read with lots of history woven in. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In the second installment of the Flashback Four series, time-travelers Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are off on a new adventure, this time boarding the Titanic to snap a photograph as it sinks. Read full book review >
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD by Bill Nye
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Fast-paced enough to engage even reluctant readers, informative without being didactic, and entertaining: a solid series start. (Adventure. 9-14)"
Nye, "the Science Guy," collaborates with Mone and illustrator Iluzada to launch a new fictional series featuring three kids; two of them are geniuses—the third, Jack, is just reasonably clever. 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 >