GREAT ART IN 30 SECONDS by Susie Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Although the book primarily reinforces the Western art history canon, readers will happily breeze through Hodge's creative introduction and, hopefully, be inspired to seek out more art history knowledge. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Readers are treated to a whirlwind tour of art history from prehistoric art to new media. Read full book review >
CARNIVAL MAGIC by Amy Ephron
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"For those who like their adventures comfortable and their wonders cozy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two visiting American children are kidnapped by a runaway British carnival in this middle-grade fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

THE FLOURISHING OF FLORALIE LAUREL by Fiadhnait Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"An ambitious story that suffers from a lack of clarity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sometimes family is the friends you make and sometimes the friends you make turn out to be family. Read full book review >
ALL SUMMER LONG by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A coming-of-age story as tender and sweet as a summer evening breeze. (Graphic fiction. 10-14)"
Summer adventures begin when Bina accidentally locks herself out of her house in Larson's newest middle-grade graphic novel. Read full book review >
EVERY MONTH IS A NEW YEAR by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A visually and sonically stunning introduction to the importance of appreciating time and the change of seasons throughout the world: a multicultural gem. (Picture book/poetry. 4-12)"
The passing of the year celebrated round the world through verse and collage. Read full book review >

EAT THIS! by Andrea Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Copious kid-friendly information on a vitally important topic, stylishly presented, makes this book essential. Knowledge is power. (sources, glossary, author interview) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A comprehensive compilation of fast-food marketing practices aimed at youth and ways kids can recognize and combat them. Read full book review >
CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN'S SOCCER by Ann Killion
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A must-have for any biography section. (Nonfiction. 8-12) "
Empowerment. Goal-setting. Positivity. Oh yeah, and sports too. Read full book review >
THE GIRL GUIDE by Marawa Ibrahim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Conversational text, lively design, and photos of a person of color make this growing-up guide stand out in a crowded field. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A circus artist offers tips for girls navigating puberty, from managing self-consciousness to staying safe. Read full book review >
HERE COMES TROUBLE by Kate Hattemer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Keenly observed details and memorable characters make this a sitcomworthy addition to the prankster pantheon. (Fiction. 9-12) "
Can a mischief-maker and a do-good hipster find common ground? Read full book review >
THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Unique and utterly satisfying. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-13)"
1 math genius + 1 year of middle school = problems even the most gifted mind can't anticipate. Read full book review >
FREYA AND THE MAGIC JEWEL by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A frothy, occasionally scattered series starter to introduce the wide, entertaining mythological world. (authors' note, further reading) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Norse mythology is rewoven into a boarding school story starring the Vanir "girlgoddess of love and beauty," Freya. Read full book review >
POSITIVELY IZZY by Terri Libenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A solid, not particularly daring addition to the hybrid format for middle-grade readers, mixing drama with heart. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
This reader-friendly graphic/prose hybrid explores the lives of two very different girls who have an unexpected connection. 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 >