GAL GADOT by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"If Gadot is less of a heroine than the character she portrays, this book may convince readers she's close enough. (Biography. 6-12)"
Some authors would find it a challenge to write an entire book about an actress who's played only one really big role, but Sherman makes a case that Gal Gadot has spent her whole life preparing to play Wonder Woman. Read full book review >
POTIONS & PARAMETERS by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"While the coding instruction's as top-notch as ever, in this installment it's interpersonal dynamics and characters that, satisfyingly, take center stage. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
After Robots & Repeats (2017) the heroes code their way into and out of the villainous Dr. One-Zero's clutches. Read full book review >

ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani Chokshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Chokshi comes into her own in this novel, reminding readers of the power of language and of stories. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Aru Shah of Atlanta, Georgia, is a seventh-grader and social misfit. Read full book review >
FOX MAGIC by Beverley Brenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"A book in which purpose and art intertwine successfully. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Chance Devlin, 12, entered a suicide pact with two of her friends. Her friends followed through. She did not. Read full book review >
ROBOTS AND DRONES by Mairghread Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"A lighthearted, enjoyable introduction to a fascinating subject. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This latest entry in the graphic-nonfiction series Science Comics introduces readers to the history of robotics and explains what is and what is not a robot. Read full book review >

RAMADAN by Ausma Zehanat Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Wide in scope and personal in presentation, this book is a good choice for learning about Muslims' traditions as expressed in various cultures. (author's note, series editor's note, glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
This nonfiction volume, part of the Origins series on holidays, introduces Muslims' month of fasting and gives a taste of how it is celebrated around the world. Read full book review >
TERRA NOVA by Shane Arbuthnott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"This spectacular sequel takes steampunk into new territory. (Steampunk. 10-14)"
Now that Molly Stout and family have discovered the truth that spirits are enslaved by Haviland Industries to run the machinery of Terra Nova's industrial district (Dominion, 2017), they have set off on a quest to free as many spirits as they can. Read full book review >
THE NOT-SO-BORING LETTERS OF PRIVATE NOBODY by Matthew Landis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Teacher Landis knows how middle schoolers work, and he shows his skill here. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
For seventh-grader Oliver, nothing's fair when it comes to war, first love, or group projects. Read full book review >
THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS by Cordelia Jensen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"Occasionally pulled off course by tangential threads and underdeveloped characters, Linc's struggle to chart her own future, unfolding in graceful verse, makes a compelling read. (Fiction.13-17)"
Artistically gifted, academically challenged Linc is the biological child of white professional parents who wish Linc could be more like her black, transracially adopted sister, Holly—smart, athletic, popular. Read full book review >
DAMSELFLY by Chandra Prasad
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"Gripping, though dark and unbelievable at times. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Inspired by The Lord of the Flies, Prasad's debut novel for teens features a diverse cast and a good measure of drama. Read full book review >
HURRICANE CHILD by Kheryn Callender
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"Embedding her appealing protagonist in a fully realized Caribbean setting, Callender has readers rooting for Caroline the whole way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Born during a storm, Caroline Murphy, a 12-year-old black girl, is convinced that she has been cursed with bad luck. Read full book review >
LOST CROW CONSPIRACY by Rosalyn Eves
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"A sequel that serviceably does its middle-volume job; it won't attract new readers but should please fans of Book 1. (author's note, character guide, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-15)"
Two surpassingly magical cousins are continually pushed into action during the European revolutions of the 19th century. 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 >