GNOME-A-GEDDON by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"In the end, the lampoon falls victim to its own sense of irony, making Buck feel like a secondary character in someone else's story and not quite a protagonist in his own. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As the title indicates, a novel that attempts to subvert and poke fun at fantasy tropes. Read full book review >
REAL FRIENDS by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A painful and painfully recognizable tale of one girl's struggle to make and keep 'one good friend.' (author's note) (Graphic memoir. 8-12)"
A truth-telling graphic memoir whose theme song could be Johnny Lee's old country song "Lookin' for Love in all the Wrong Places." Read full book review >

COUNT ALL HER BONES by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Readers will be rooting for Cheyenne and Griffin from the edges of their seats. (Thriller. 12-18)"
The story of Cheyenne and Griffin continues in this sequel to Girl, Stolen (2010). Read full book review >
WINDFALL by Jennifer E.  Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Smart and entertaining, as to be expected from Smith. (Fiction. 12-17)"
When the lottery ticket Alice gives to Teddy, the boy she's secretly loved for years, wins him a fortune, they discover money really does change everything. Read full book review >
THE FASHION COMMITTEE by Susan Juby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Entertaining, smart, and inspiring. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Talented teens vie for a highly coveted fashion scholarship. Read full book review >

DINGUS by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Heartfelt if not groundbreaking. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An 11-year-old boy feels as though everything around him—his best friend, his parents, his world—is changing. And it sucks. Read full book review >
QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN ARROW by Carrie Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sparkly and creature-filled, toggling between fresh and trite. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a magical Maine town sitting invisibly within normal Maine, Annie and friends try to retrieve their guardian from evil clutches. Read full book review >
TEXTROVERT by Lindsey Summers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Blandly engaging. (Romance. 12-16)"
A text-messaging accident leads to romance. Read full book review >
TEN by Shamini Flint
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Universal themes of grappling with race, fitting in, and dealing with divorce help this story transcend cultural boundaries. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A funny, heartwarming story about a young girl who learns to manage (other people's) expectations and make her dreams come true. Read full book review >
THREE PENNIES by Melanie Crowder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A beautifully written and thoroughly modern family breaking-and-making story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
As tectonic plates shift underneath San Francisco, 11-year-old Marin rearranges the spaces in her own heart for the woman who wants to be her mother. Read full book review >
THE EMPEROR'S RIDDLE by Kat Zhang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uneven but enjoyable-enough adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When Aunt Lin goes missing in Fuzhou, 11-year-old Mia might be the only one who can find her—and maybe solve a centuries-old mystery along the way. Read full book review >
BUBBLE by Stewart Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Joe's room may be small, but his optimistic voice and a cast of supportive characters suggest that his world does not end there. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A white, orphaned British boy whose rare disease confines him to a hospital room dreams of escaping. 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 >