LOOK AT ME! by Robin Page
Released: June 19, 2018

"Animals with fake eye spots, glowing lures, putrid flesh, and stinky glands will fascinate kids who love weird and wonderful science. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
Many animals have creative and often startling ways of changing appearance, whether for attracting a mate, fending off predators, or luring prey. Read full book review >
WHY CAN'T I BE YOU by Melissa Walker
Released: June 19, 2018

"A fully wrapped-up, happy ending concludes both summer and book without compromising its emotional honesty. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Everything feels different the summer Claire and her friends turn 12. Read full book review >

EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"A poignant and often hilarious slice of middle-grade life. (eating disorder resources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's time for the seventh-grade trip to Washington, D.C.! Read full book review >
KID NORMAL by Greg James
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Funny but flawed, this meandering adventure is an addition to the current crop of not-quite-superhero titles for middle graders. (Adventure. 8-13)"
James and Smith show how an unassuming boy can save the day: with equal parts heart and oddball jokes. Read full book review >
TAKEDOWN by Laura Shovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Mikayla and Lev are winners. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-graders Lev and Mikayla are both wrestlers. Read full book review >

THE JIGSAW JUNGLE by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Both an excellent read and an excellent puzzle. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Levine sends her readers on a quest for buried treasure and buried truths. Read full book review >
HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Readers with a taste for trivia and the strange-but-true aspects of geography and history will find much to enjoy. (photos, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
With the phrase "fake news" being tossed around a great deal these days, this collection of stories in which one out of every three is a lie is both timely and entertaining. Read full book review >
THE SCROLL OF KINGS by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"One for the books—and for all who, like Alex, cherish them. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A young librarian discovers that books are living things that must be read and, sometimes, stabbed. Read full book review >
THE STRAYS LIKE US by Cecilia Galante
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"A promising plot but a cursory execution. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Foster care may lead to a new life, but it can also lead to a new outlook on life. Read full book review >
SEE YOU ON A STARRY NIGHT by Lisa Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"A useful, even soothing choice for children undergoing a common transition. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Juliet loves glitter, painting, cookie-dough ice cream, Van Gogh's The Starry Night, and writing lists. She doesn't love that she and her older sister, Miranda, have had to move away from Bakersfield to a beachfront San Diego cottage because her parents are divorcing. Read full book review >
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Fresh and exhilarating, a welcome addition to the growing middle-grade genre of girls who like girls. (Fiction. 8-14)"
A shy, quiet drummer looks for her inner Rebel Girl at rock camp. Read full book review >
CHADWICK'S EPIC REVENGE by Lisa Doan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2018

"Skip. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A one-sided, yearslong pranking feud is about to blow up. 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 >