SPINDRIFT AND THE ORCHID by Emma Trevayne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Lots of tried and true bits capably, if somewhat arbitrarily, assembled. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
An orphan comes into a fabulous inheritance only to discover that it not only needs defending, but is more a curse than a blessing. Read full book review >
SUPER DORKS by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A first-rate exploration of the quiet heroism that keeps unpopular kids moving ahead toward a happier future. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The pack of dorks, a group of unpopular fifth-graders who have banded together, are back for a third outing. Read full book review >

TSU AND THE OUTLIERS by Erik Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Not a necessary purchase but may appeal to middle school readers looking for a different kind of superpowered adventure. (Graphic fantasy. 10-14)"
A nonverbal boy and his sasquatch buddy are pursued by a sinister organization in Johnson's (co-author: Original Fake, 2016, etc.) solo graphic novel debut. Read full book review >
AKISSI by Marguerite Abouet
Released: May 8, 2018

"An unforgettable, boundary-busting, falling-over-funny collection that defies the narrow representations English-language readers receive of growing African girls—we stand desperately in need of more Akissi and more Abouet. (recipes) (Graphic short stories. 8-14)"
Compiled from a bestselling comics franchise in France, this import captures the hilarious misadventures of a township girl as she rewrites the bounds of African girlhood one comical short story at a time. Read full book review >
THE COBALT PRINCE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"The adventure continues, growing grander of scale and if possible even more lavish in visual detail. (Graphic science fiction. 10-13)"
Sisters reunite to lead the charge against a disembodied, mind-controlling evil in this second episode of the 5 Worlds series following The Sand Warrior (2017). Read full book review >

THE MOON IS UP by Mariko Tamaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"More feisty feminist fun. (Fantasy. 7-14)"
The scouts of Roanoke cabin return for new sleep-away-camp shenanigans. Read full book review >
ROSETOWN by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A sweet story for children dealing with change. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Nine-year-old Flora experiences the loss of a pet, the separation of her parents, and the start of fourth grade, but a year of good changes is in store for her. Read full book review >
RUBY REDFORT BLINK AND YOU DIE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"This final installment offers more than the usual complement of cliffhangers, daring escapes, and surprises; fans of this droll, quirky, and sui generis series won't be disappointed. (note) (Mystery. 9-14)"
The young agent and codebreaking genius, recruited by the secret Spectrum organization, risks life and limb to uncover the traitor within its ranks. Read full book review >
THE KEY TO EVERY THING by Pat Schmatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A bittersweet but hopeful take on loss, trauma, and the many meanings of family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Traumatized by past neglect at the hands of an alcoholic parent, an "almost-sixth-grader" faces her phobia of being alone after her elderly friend is injured. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2018

"An overstuffed patchwork. (glossary, index) (Graphic nonfiction. 12-14)"
A visual history of the game, from playfully imagined early precursors ("Overrunneth not the bag, Prudence!") to 21st-century feats and follies. Read full book review >
TINY INFINITIES by J.H. Diehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A quiet story with a likable protagonist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The summer she turns 13, Alice struggles to hold on to the family life that has been slipping away since her mother's major car accident a year ago. Read full book review >
TARA TAKES THE STAGE by Tamsin Lane
Released: May 8, 2018

"Only for those readers who care more about romance and the gimmick than plot and character. (Interactive fiction. 10-12)"
Readers guide a middle schooler to various romance possibilities in this gentle series opener that's similar to a Choose Your Own Adventure book. 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 >