FURY ON THE DANCE FLOOR by Benjamin Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"This entomological adventure celebrates teamwork and girl power. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Two preteen girl superheroes struggle with their personal differences and contend with a diabolical geriatric. Read full book review >

FLOAT by Laura Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"The plot may be about trying to change the future, but the patriarchal themes in this action story are stuck in the past. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A cabin full of boys with uncontrollable powers races to change the future in this new adventure from Martin (Code Name Flood, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
FROM YOU TO ME by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"A book for anyone who's lost someone close, and to instill a sense of empathy in those who haven't. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Amelia Peabody's older sister, Clara, died in a boating accident three years ago, a tragedy that still has Amelia in the clutches of deep grief. Read full book review >
THE SPIRIT OF CATTAIL COUNTY by Victoria Piontek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Even though the ending comes too fast and too tidily after so much soul-stirring grief, the story features some lovely writing, and it's full of characters who linger like apparitions. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The difference between wanting and needing can be as slight as the breath off a midnight swamp or as vast as a torrent of floodwater. Read full book review >

FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Through the story of fifth-grader Mia Tang, readers experience the courage, hard work, and dreams of a young Chinese immigrant. Read full book review >
TWO DOGS IN A TRENCH COAT GO TO SCHOOL by Julie Falatko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"For readers who appreciate the goofy. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Giggle-inducing shenanigans ensue when two loyal dogs hatch a plan to save their human boy from school. Read full book review >
GRUMP by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"Sure to please fans of reimagined fairy tales. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Shurtliff (Red, 2016, etc.) continues her series of hilarious and heartfelt fairy-tale retellings by relating "Snow White" from the grumpiest dwarf's perspective. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Overall, a worthy contribution not only to the market, but also within the broader canon of resources on Western yoga and mindfulness. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Life comes with challenges, but with mindfulness, young people can learn to ride life's ups and downs with clarity and calm. Read full book review >
WILLIAM WENTON AND THE SECRET PORTAL by Bobbie Peers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Unoriginal, meandering, and lacking energy. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
When William Wenton, the greatest codebreaker of all time, has what seems to be a seizure on live TV, the members of the Institute for Post-Human Research take him into protective custody in this sequel to William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle (2017). Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Near the end of the book, a military officer says, 'In the nonsense of war, everything makes sense.' Readers may find this utterly ridiculous story utterly convincing and even sometimes heartbreaking. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The most important part of this novel might be the recipe for salmon quiche. Read full book review >
GUARDIANS OF THE TAIGA by StacyPlays
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2018

"Doesn't set itself apart from the rest of the animal-rescue pack. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl and her wolf pack perform animal rescues in this series opener from the YouTuber best known as StacyPlays. 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 >