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 >
THE CURE FOR COLD FEET by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A believable portrait of middle school challenges. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Facing sixth grade, Izzy counts on her friends and family only to find dizzying change. Read full book review >
THE BOY FROM TOMORROW by Camille DeAngelis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Spellbinding. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-olds Alec and Josie communicate with each other in the same house—100 years apart. Read full book review >
AL CAPONE THROWS ME A CURVE by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"It's earnest Moose, always striving to do the right thing, who elevates this tale, like a hard-hit baseball, into the stratosphere. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Most people's lives (and the best books) have more than one plotline. Read full book review >
AMAL UNBOUND by Aisha Saeed
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Inspired by Malala Yousafzai and countless unknown girls like her, Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Pakistani girl's dreams of an education dissolve when she is forced into indentured servitude. Read full book review >
BOY BITES BUG by Rebecca Petruck
Released: May 8, 2018

"An admirable feat that entertains even as it instructs. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eating a stinkbug has unforeseen consequences for Will. Read full book review >
THE INVENTORS AT NO. 8 by A.M. Morgen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A pleasing adventure. (Fantasy/steampunk. 9-12)"
George and his neighbor, Ada, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, embark on a wild adventure involving flying machines, pirates, and stolen artifacts. 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 >