EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU by Jan Eldredge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A worthwhile read about a strong girl who embraces the power of knowledge but also heeds Gran's advice to 'trust your gut.' (Supernatural mystery. 8-12)"
Take bits from the worlds of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Nancy Drew, and set the story in New Orleans, and you've got this compelling tale of Evangeline. Read full book review >
OUT OF LEFT FIELD by Ellen Klages
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A grand slam in every way. (author's notes, glossary, recommended reading, acknowledgements) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Katy's such a good pitcher that she is accepted as one of the boys on the local sandlot in 1957 San Francisco. Read full book review >

BAD MERMAIDS MAKE WAVES by Sibéal Pounder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Fin-tastic fun. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Oh cod! Someone has fishnapped the Mermaid Queen! Read full book review >
RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD by Jess Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"This story of friendship, courage, and survival is an imperfect peek into the Tibetan culture and way of life. (Adventure. 10-14)"
A Tibetan girl and her friend find themselves on a quest through the Himalayas. Read full book review >
THE ROSE LEGACY by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A rich story with plenty of surprising plot twists and a strong undercurrent of female empowerment; kudos for the reminder to readers that what lives beyond a Wall may be a lot like them. (Fantasy.10-14)"
In this middle-grade fantasy, orphan Anthea is sent from Coronam to live with her uncle beyond the Wall, where she learns that not everything she was taught to believe is the truth. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Tickets (not to mention affordable ones) may still be a few years off…but it's never too soon to start planning. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
With a new era of commercial space flight in the offing, here's a timely guide for young prospective travelers headed to choice astro-destinations. Read full book review >
ACROSS THE DARK WATER by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Even committed series fans may find the human storyline slow going. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Following the four-book Guardian Herd series, a new series opener in the same world. Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF THE PURPLE LAKE by Yaba Badoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"A disappointing affirmation of the status quo. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Five intertwined short stories all involve journeys that rarely conclude at home. Read full book review >
CHASING HELICITY by Ginger Zee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"This might possibly appeal to readers who are weather-focused. (Fiction. 9-14)"
ABC News meteorologist Zee embellishes her debut novel with plenty of accurate weather information. Read full book review >
BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol
Released: April 24, 2018

"A funny summer-camp story with a culturally specific slant. (author's note) (Graphic memoir. 8-14)"
Brosgol (Leave Me Alone, 2016, etc.) draws on her bittersweet memories of attending Russian summer camp in this accessible graphic novel. Read full book review >
LOU LOU & PEA AND THE BICENTENNIAL BONANZA by Jill Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Kitschy and tedious. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Lou Lou and Pea are back for a second adventure following series opener Lou Lou & Pea and the Mural Mystery (2016). Read full book review >
BACK FROM THE BRINK by Nancy Castaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Challenging but important reading for the intended audience. (notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The stories of seven Western Hemisphere species—headed toward extinction for different reasons and saved in different ways—introduce and explain issues involved in the preservation of endangered animals. 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 >