EVANGELINA TAKES FLIGHT by Diana J. Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"Loosely based on Noble's own grandmother's story, this debut hits awfully close to home in the current anti-immigrant political climate. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1911 during the Mexican Revolution, a Mexican family seeking refuge from Pancho Villa, soldiers, and violence migrates to Texas. Read full book review >
THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"This outing opens a trilogy; readers will be eager to get their hands on the next installment. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Orphan Kalinda was left at a temple as an infant and has always been sickly with a fever, spending most of her childhood in the infirmary at Samiya Temple in this South Asian-inflected fantasy. Read full book review >

GOLD by Geraldine Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"The twins' quick-paced, action-packed journey will sweep readers right along with them. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Twin boys, Starn and Esper, live in Orchard Territory, a grim place where most animals, insects, and plants have died, suffocated under ash from a catastrophic series of volcanic eruptions. Read full book review >
EINSTEIN AND THE TIME MACHINE by Luca  Novelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Relatively informative, though the change of language and country leave a few rough spots, and there are already more than a few similar profiles available. (Biography. 10-13)"
The "most important scientist of the 20th century" (not even "arguably") tells his personal story amid explanations of his contributions to our understanding of how the universe works. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Ideal for middle school classrooms and any marine science enthusiast. (glossary, resources, selected bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth and provides plenty of opportunity for scientific exploration and investigation. Read full book review >

DRAGONS AND WITCHES by Madeline Smoot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"An entertaining change of pace. (Science fiction/fantasy anthology. 12-16)"
This science fiction/fantasy anthology delivers on its promise to reimagine the baddest fairy-tale baddies of them all: dragons and witches. Read full book review >
BIG BLUE FOREVER by Anita Miettunen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A fascinating story curiously told. (author's note, resources, credits, bibliography) (Informational picture book/nonfiction. 5-12)"
A whale that died off Canada's East Coast gets a new life as an exhibit in a West Coast museum. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A PLACE by Eoin Colfer
edited by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"An eclectic collection for adventurous readers. (foreword, contributor bios) (Anthology. 11-14)"
An opening note from Colfer identifies this anthology as his project as (former) Laureate na nÓg to bring Irish children's literature to Ireland and abroad. Read full book review >
ARROW OF LIGHTNING  by Joseph Bruchac
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"If the bleak world Lozen's people and their allies have inherited is deeply scarred, this gripping saga suggests that where change is possible, hope for the future remains. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In the series' third volume, Lozen—now healed of her deadly sickness—vows not to take another human life even as dangerous enemies stalk the residents and refugees of Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs, who depend on her to keep them safe. Read full book review >
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The genesis of world-rocking inventions is often mysterious; their fate upon people not so much, here given a tantalizing if garbled peek, then left unexplored. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
Helfand brings a propulsive optimism to this graphic account of the Industrial Revolution. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST MACHINE by Lauren DeStefano
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This book provides a close-up of loss, love, and hope. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Could a machine bring back the ghost of Emmaline's mother? Read full book review >
THE FROG PRINCESS RETURNS by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This humorous, ongoing extension of the frog-turned-prince saga should appeal to fans of the series who want more of the same. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When Queen Willow vanishes, Princess Emeralda, aka Emma, embarks on a quest to find her and restore harmony to the fairy community in this latest addition to the Tales of the Frog Princess series. 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 >