CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Not for a general audience, this will most likely attract readers already in their element among beakers and Bunsen burners. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This adaptation of a book for adults meanders through the history, uses, and misuses of the periodic table's elements. Read full book review >
BETTER TOGETHER by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Most useful for adults who want to encourage youth groups to engage in social action. (resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Families, friends, communities, social groups, international organizations: these are the social structures that can enable people to lead full, rich lives. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Readers fond of the gruesome and grotesque with a heavy dose of humor will find much to enjoy here. (bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This gleefully macabre mix of history and science relates true stories about the mysterious fates of body parts from the famous and infamous. Read full book review >
WHEN WE WERE SHADOWS by Janet Wees
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Sometimes overloaded with dry detail and better read as a forest adventure then a Holocaust narrative. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
A Jewish boy in the Netherlands spends World War II in hiding in this retelling of real-life events. Read full book review >
KRISTA KIM-BAP by Angela Ahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A sympathetic portrayal of a typical 11-year-old trying to fit in, with a bit of Korean flair. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Exploring her Korean heritage for a school project leads Canadian fifth-grader Krista Kim into new territory with family, friends, and food. Read full book review >

TEAM PLAYERS by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A base hit for readers interested in sports as well as neurodiversity. (Fiction. 8-12) "
Cassie Bennett has just finished eighth grade and is starting her final middle school all-star softball season. What she doesn't realize is that it will be the most difficult yet best one yet. Read full book review >
SEEKER OF THE CROWN by Ruth Lauren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"There is no magic, per se, but the book is otherwise true to the best fantasy traditions for preteens. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old twin sisters Valor and Sasha have barely agreed to missions from Queen Ana when the queen herself vanishes—in broad daylight. Read full book review >
CLASS ACTION by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"More amusing than your average civics class. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A love of learning does not require homework to flourish in Frank's (Armstrong and Charlie, 2017) latest. Read full book review >
LOVE DOUBLE DUTCH! by Doreen Spicer-Dannelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"A sincere story of friendship, camaraderie, and family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old African-American Bed-Stuy native and double Dutch fiend MaKayla has one goal this summer: to make it to the National Jump-off at Madison Square Garden. Read full book review >
MAGGIE & ABBY'S NEVERENDING PILLOW FORT by William Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Ridiculously irresistible, this will leave readers eager for the next escapade. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A pillow fort softens the growing pains between besties Maggie and Abby. Read full book review >
SUPERGIFTED by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Another chortleworthy outing from Korman. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the sequel to Ungifted (2012), Noah Youkilis gets himself kicked out of the Academy for Scholastic Distinction to see what it's like at regular middle school. Read full book review >
INTO THE NIGHTFELL WOOD by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Exciting and satisfying, a tightly woven fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn and her older brother, Elric, finally felt safe when they came through the Silver Gate and were welcomed by the Fairy Queen, who immediately named them prince and princess (The Silver Gate, 2016). 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 >