BLOOD MOON by Chris Kreie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A superfast, sturdy-enough creep show. (Horror. 10-14)"
A group of teens tries to survive a spooky night. Read full book review >
REVENGE OF THE STAR SURVIVORS by Michael Merschel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Touching despite contrivances, and readers will find themselves rooting for Clark, Les, and Ricki. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Clark Sherman's life is sent into upheaval after his dad's promotion leads to a cross-country move he doesn't want to make. Read full book review >

ONE BRAVE SUMMER by Kiersi Burkhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good book to hand out to horse-crazy kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school girl reluctantly experiences the therapeutic power of horses during a summer at Quartz Creek Ranch. Read full book review >
THE SIX-DAY HERO by Tammar Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A straightforward vehicle for a single viewpoint of recent history; supplement with other perspectives for a more complete story. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The Six-Day War, told from the point of view of an Israeli seventh-grader in 1967. Read full book review >
LEO, DOG OF THE SEA by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout. (bibliography, further reading.) (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Magellan's 16th-century circumnavigation of the globe is told through the eyes of a ship's dog in this latest installment of the middle-grade Dog Chronicles. Read full book review >

LIFE, LOSS, AND LEMONADE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Short, sweet, and to the point. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the eighth and final book in the Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, the eponymous character turns 15, finishes up ninth grade, and has the entire summer to look forward to. Read full book review >
FROM ANT TO EAGLE by Alex Lyttle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Tender, direct, and honest. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Cal's little brother is diagnosed with cancer just as Cal's magical summer of friendship with a girl his own age comes to a close. Read full book review >
DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >
ALL THE FOREVER THINGS by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"The funeral twist makes for an interesting and unusual romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
This high school romance comes with a twist, as the protagonist's family lives in and runs a funeral home. Read full book review >
STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED by Jeff Strand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"Best enjoyed with willfully suspended disbelief and a laugh track. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Marcus is a high school freshman whose vomit-inducing stage fright presents a major barrier to his dream of becoming a world-famous magician. Read full book review >
PRETTY FIERCE by Kieran Scott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"A page-turner. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Kaia is the daughter of professional assassins whose final job went bad and killed them both. Now, however, Kaia has some reason to believe that her mother might be alive, and she sets out with her boyfriend, Oliver, to find out. Read full book review >
HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE by Rebecca Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Conspiratorial theatrics and all-around good fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"Catastrophe is the soul of the theater" in Donnelly's middle-grade debut. 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 >