THE WEEKEND BUCKET LIST by Mia Kerick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2018

"A story about platonic love that doesn't quite satisfy. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Best friends Cady (a girl) and Cooper (a boy) have a list of activities to complete the weekend before graduation, but it doesn't include forming a lifelong friendship with a stranger. Read full book review >
YOUR ROBOT DOG WILL DIE by Arin Greenwood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 17, 2018

"A provocative reflection on humanity's increasingly damaging effects on the natural world. (Dystopian. 14-18)"
In a near-future world of drought and rising seas, a young dog lover learns to question what it means to be humane. Read full book review >

WILDER COUNTRY by Mark Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 17, 2018

"A strong addition to the genre. (Dystopian. 13-adult)"
The few hardy survivors left in post-plague, apocalyptic Australia struggle on in this sequel to The Road to Winter (2017). Read full book review >
LOVE & WAR by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 17, 2018

"The popularity of the first in this series means a ready audience for this lively volume. (Historical fiction. 12-adult)"
As the American Revolution comes to an end, Alexander Hamilton and his bride, Eliza, forge a new life in their fledgling country. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF GRACE by Amy Fellner Dominy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"An uneven novel of suspense and romance with a wilderness-survival flair. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen struggles to explain her investment-manager mother's actions after her mom is accused of fraud. Read full book review >

RELATIVE STRANGERS by Paula Garner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"Despite flaws, Jules' hard-won insights into what families can give us and what we must find and create on our own make for a moving read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen's discovery that she spent 19 months in foster care as an infant sends her searching for answers. Read full book review >
LIZZIE by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Startling, visceral, and heartbreaking. (author's note) (Fiction. 15-adult)"
The story of Lizzie Borden, creatively reimagined and set in the 21st century. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER OF BROKEN THINGS by Margaret Peterson Haddix
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"The trip to Spain you wouldn't wish on anyone, except in the form of this terrific book. (Fiction. 13-18)"
For two American teens, a summer trip to Europe turns out to be far more complicated than they ever expected. Read full book review >
TREE DREAMS by Kristin  Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A superbly written tale filled with realistic, engaging, and quirky characters."
In Kaye's (Iron Maidens, 2005) YA novel, a teenage girl runs away from her Northern California logger family and sets out on an odyssey that places her at the heart of the anti-logging community. Read full book review >
ACE OF SHADES by Amanda Foody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"Readers will eagerly wish for a sequel that will allow them to revisit New Reynes. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A sheltered girl seeking her missing mother teams up with an ambitious young crime lord in a dangerous gambling city. Read full book review >
FOR EVERY ONE by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"Inspirational reading for any occasion. (Poetry. 12-adult)"
A poem provides hope and reassurance to teens as they try to make sense of their own dreams for the future. Read full book review >
THE DIMINISHED by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"An intriguing premise and well-constructed setting anchor this fantasy debut. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Most are born twins in the Alskad Empire—anything else can be dangerous. 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 >