THE EMPEROR'S OSTRICH by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Readers looking for easy laughs will find them here. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
What do you do with an emperor who has "the heart of a rotten onion and the spine of a soup noodle"? Read full book review >
BUBBLES by Abby Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Though readers may root for 'Team Everybody' (and perhaps crave some pancakes), the heavy-handed lessons make this feel-good story a bit of a slog. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cooper (Sticks and Stones, 2016) revisits quirky maladies and middle school friendships. Read full book review >

FLIGHT RISK by Jennifer Fenn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 18, 2017

"Too much time on the tarmac, not enough time in the air. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A teenage boy with attention issues tries to escape his small town in Washington by stealing and crashing small planes from local airfields. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A fun handbook for any child who has ever wanted another friend but been uncertain how to accomplish that. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A how-to book for making friends, if clear and entertaining as well as informative, could be a very useful tool. Read full book review >
NO GOOD DEED by Kara Connolly
Released: July 18, 2017

"Off target. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
A modern-day white teen travels through time and becomes Robin Hood. Read full book review >

FRAGILE LIKE US by Sara Barnard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 18, 2017

"A beautiful, heartfelt appreciation of the importance of girls' friendships. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Barnard's debut is a very different kind of love story. Read full book review >
ONE FOR SORROW by Mary Downing Hahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Another historical and chilling success. (afterword) (Historical suspense. 10-14)"
Hahn's latest middle-grade ghost story brings the supernatural to the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic with all the disturbing force readers have come to love and dread. Read full book review >
THE SPECIAL ONES by Em Bailey
Released: July 18, 2017

"A complex, enthralling page-turner. (Thriller. 12-17)"
A teenage girl struggles to survive as one of four young spiritual guides held captive by a mysterious cult leader in this chiller from Australia. Read full book review >
WITCHTOWN by Cory Putman Oakes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 18, 2017

"This uncomplicated, romantic story will charm reluctant readers who want a little magic but not all the tedious rituals. (map) (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Modern witches have relationship problems, too. Read full book review >
WHAT GOES UP by Katie Kennedy
Released: July 18, 2017

"Likable characters and laugh-out-loud dialogue will make this a winning choice for reluctant readers and science-fiction fans alike. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Teens vie for two spots in NASA's Interworlds Agency in this fast-paced, funny caper through the near future. Read full book review >
PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >
WHAT TO SAY NEXT by Julie Buxbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A pleasant romance hindered by some curious choices. (Romance. 12-16)"
Opposites attract after tragedy strikes. 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 >