LIGHTS, CAMERA, DISASTER by Erin Dionne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Readers will root for and relate to Hester. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A middle schooler struggles with executive function disorder in this thoughtful middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
OUT OF THE WILD NIGHT by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Modern themes and old-fashioned values in a ghostly Nantucket wonder, with a twist. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Nantucket's ghosts work alongside living islanders to face the challenge of development that guts old houses. Read full book review >

THE ELEPHANT THIEF by Jane Kerr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"A rollicking, charming historical thriller. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Set in Scotland and northern England, BBC journalist Kerr's middle-grade debut is based on the true story of a marketing stunt in 1872, when an elephant called Maharajah was ridden from Edinburgh to Manchester. Read full book review >
ME, FRIDA, AND THE SECRET OF THE PEACOCK RING by Angela Cervantes
Released: March 27, 2018

"A fun read for any sleuths-in-training. (author's note) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Join Paloma Marquez as she solves the mystery of Frida Kahlo's missing peacock ring. Read full book review >
GOOD DOG by Dan Gemeinhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Action-packed, highly suspenseful, and deeply moving. Perfect. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Almost as soon as Brodie arrives in a beautifully realized dog heaven, he remembers that there is something he must do. Read full book review >

THE PARKER INHERITANCE by Varian Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"A candid and powerful reckoning of history. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Summer is off to a terrible start for 12-year old African-American Candice Miller. Read full book review >
THE PROS OF CONS by Alison Cherry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"Charming and realistic look at the fast but meaningful friendships formed at cons. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A fanfic writer, a taxidermist, and a percussionist attending three different conferences at the same convention center befriend and help one another. Read full book review >
ICE WOLVES by Amie Kaufman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"An engaging world and cliffhanger ending leave readers wanting more. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old twins discover that they have opposing elemental powers that could change the fate of the entire realm. Read full book review >
LOVE, LIFE, AND THE LIST by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"Abby's likable, but her romantic passivity and hijacked artistic endeavors send a disempowering message. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A year ago, Abby confessed her love to her best friend, Cooper—and it didn't go well. Read full book review >
MEGA ROBO BROS by Neill Cameron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"An immensely smart, fun, and nuanced series opener. (Graphic science fiction. 6-12)"
In this wild graphic novel, two robot brothers wrangle problems small and large, ranging from sibling rivalry to saving the world. Read full book review >
RAMAYANA by Arshia Sattar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Striking illustrations and a compelling narrative bring an important Indian tale of good and evil to young readers. (author's note) (Classic. 10-15)"
A classical Indian literature scholar offers a brief and engaging version of the ancient and beloved epic Hindu poem Ramayana. Read full book review >
THE LEAGUE OF LASERS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"An entertaining romp for graphic-novel, science-fiction, and adventure-story readers alike. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Intrepid Star Scout Avani Patel is back! 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 >