CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timely, important, appropriately focused and interesting. (extensive chapter notes, sources, suggestions, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Scientists and engineers from around the world work to harness the power of ocean waves, testing their ideas in an Oregon research lab and the stormy seas off the Oregon coast. Read full book review >
THE SERPENT'S CURSE by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Fast-paced and chock-full of secrets, puzzles and twists. (Adventure. 8-12)"
The Kaplan family continues their increasingly dangerous quest to secure the Copernicus Legacy relics. Read full book review >

THE ROOKIE BOOKIE by L. Jon Wertheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The sports fan's alternative to The Lemonade War. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Best-selling authors Wertheim and Moskowitz (Scorecasting, 2011) team up again on their first novel for children. Read full book review >
PACK OF DORKS by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's perfectly feisty narration, the emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Debut author Vrabel takes three knotty, seemingly disparate problems—bullying, the plight of wolves and coping with disability—and with tact and grace knits them into an engrossing whole of despair and redemption. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S FIRE by Simon Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Middle-grade readers in it for the story alone will gallop through this spellbinder; here's hoping they go so fast the historical license doesn't stick. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A fast-paced mystery finds Harry, an aspiring magician, and his friends on a quest to find Harry's mentor, Herbie Lemster, who disappears from his dressing room backstage in a puff of purple smoke. Read full book review >

URBAN OUTLAWS by Peter Jay Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A thrilling tale of a Robin Hood for the iPod generation. (Adventure. 9-13)"
A group of teenage misfits takes on the world of government conspiracy and digital terrorism in this series opener. Read full book review >
THE FAIRY-TALE MATCHMAKER by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Those in it for the long haul, particularly loyal fans of Baker's other books, will appreciate this lighthearted search for one's true self. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this new middle-grade series from princess aficionado Baker (A Question of Magic, 2013, etc.), a dissatisfied tooth fairy wants to make a difference in a fairy-tale world.Read full book review >
PINK & GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's inimitably irrepressible manner makes her a fine guide through the shoals of early adolescence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Change is looming for 13-year-old Lucy. Read full book review >
THE TWIN POWERS by Robert Lipsyte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An agreeably quick-paced time-travel romp. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Double the adventure continues in this stand-alone sequel to The Twinning Project (2012).Read full book review >
SHOOTING AT THE STARS by John Hendrix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war. (introduction, glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book. 7-12)"
A fictionalized account—based on letters from and interviews with actual soldiers—of the holiday cease-fire during World War I. Read full book review >
THE JUNKYARD BOT by C.J. Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Young robot enthusiasts will surely be amused. (Science fiction. 8-11)"
A mildly techy science-fiction series makes its debut. Read full book review >
GABRIEL'S CLOCK by Hilton Pashley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"With not all of the threads wrapped up, the way is open for a sequel, of course—readers will be happy for Jonathan's return. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this imaginative effort, a half-angel, half-demon boy must navigate the perilous implications of his unusual heritage. 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 >