NADYA SKYLUNG AND THE CLOUDSHIP RESCUE by Jeff Seymour
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"While the worldbuilding can be heavy-handed and confusing at times, readers who love action-adventure stories will enjoy reading about Nadya and her friends. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nadya Skylung, an orphan, was rescued by the cloudship Orion's captain, Nic, as were the other orphans who are in the crew: Tam, Tian Li, Pepper, and Salyeh. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Readable and informative. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Facts, quotes, anecdotes, and visual images tell the combined history of the 1918 flu epidemic and World War I, emphasizing the role of disease in changing history. Read full book review >

CALLING ALL MINDS by Temple Grandin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An impassioned call to look at the world in unique ways with plenty of practical advice on how to cultivate a curious, inquiring, imaginative mind. (diagrams, photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Celebrated inventor Grandin shares her experiences and insights into her processes of tinkering and building, offering excellent advice to aspiring young inventors for realizing their own innovative ideas. Read full book review >
HYACINTH AND THE STONE THIEF by Jacob Sager Weinstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A mixed, magical bag best for fans of the first book. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When someone steals ancient magical stones from beneath London, Hyacinth and her mother connect with old friends to solve another mystery and possibly save the world again. Read full book review >
THE MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN THINGS by Kat Zhang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Overall, a nice choice for a book club, full of heart and imagination. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sophia is desperate to find a world where her impossible Memories of life with her dead mother are real, but what will she do if she gets there? Read full book review >

A DARK DESCENT by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"It's an unabashed pastiche, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Young Glinda and her purple-haired friend Locasta take another step toward saving Oz by tackling the Wicked Witch of the North. Read full book review >
YOU ARE MIGHTY by Caroline Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"For kids who are passionate about effecting change and for those who aren't aware of their potential impact, this book is a useful guide for brainstorming and inspiration. (further reading) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The author of The Gutsy Girl (2016, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton) addresses young would-be activists in this how-to manual for effecting change in the world. Read full book review >
THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF GWENDOLYN GRAY by B.A. Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Mostly fun; sometimes overwhelming. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Unlike the rest of the City, Gwendolyn's problem was turning her imagination off." Read full book review >
THE BOY, THE BIRD, AND THE COFFIN MAKER by Matilda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A quietly triumphant tale with a respectful, matter-of-fact regard for the dead. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alberto, a carpenter who's buried his entire family, finds rejuvenation in protecting a motherless boy from his abusive father. Read full book review >
SECRET SISTERS OF THE SALTY SEA by Lynne Rae Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Gentle, satisfying family-oriented fare for pre-vacation reading. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sisters expand their world after a memorable week at the ocean with their parents. Read full book review >
BOYING UP by Mayim Bialik
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A matter-of-fact mirror that reflects reality and respect, not bewildered embarrassment. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
Body hair, biology, and boyhood are dissected and demystified in this guide to pubescence. Read full book review >
CAPTAIN SUPERLATIVE by J.S. Puller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"Ambitious but of mixed success. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Seventh-grader Jane Silverman becomes a sidekick to the girl in her middle school who has taken on a fearless superhero persona. 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 >