IF YOU'RE READING THIS by Trent Reedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers will anticipate each letter right along with Mike, and they may receive some good guidance about life along with him. (Fiction. 10-16)"
A moving study of war's long-reaching effects on families. Read full book review >
SISTERS by Raina Telgemeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with. (Graphic memoir. 7-13)"
Two sisters who are constantly at odds take a family road trip that covers more ground—both literally and figuratively—than they expect. Read full book review >

THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES by L. Pichon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Tom may be brilliant, but he's unlikely to unseat Greg Heffley in American hearts. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
The winner of the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize for readers ages 7 to 11 makes its way across the pond. Read full book review >
THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Appealing and thought-provoking, with an ending that suggests endless possibilities. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
What would it be like if your grandfather turned up in your house as a 13-year-old boy? Read full book review >
THE AMAZING WILMER DOOLEY by Fowler DeWitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Outlives what smiles it may induce by about 200 pages. (Fiction. 7-10)"
DeWitt (aka Allan Woodrow, author of The Pet War, 2013) delivers a repetitious sequel to The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School (2013). Read full book review >

GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE RAVEN'S RIDDLE by George Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Hagen's first children's book, flavored with Norse mythology, is brimful of antic energy and inventive flair, like the best middle-grade fantasies; readers, like baby birds, will devour it and clamor for future installments. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Aunt Jaz has always evaded Gabriel's questions about his father's disappearance and won't discuss Uncle Corax (whose unpleasant, bird-of-prey visage hangs among the family portraits in their Brooklyn mansion); then shortly before Gabriel's 12th birthday, she gives him his father's childhood notebook, which reveals the magical bond between humans and ravens. Read full book review >
ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN by Kazu Kibuishi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A page-turner that gives the heroic Stonekeepers plenty of chances to show their stuff and moves the main story along an inch or two. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Wraithlike attackers force a mass evacuation and a cryptic prophecy's meaning begins to clear in this headlong continuation of Kibuishi's deservedly popular series. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF BAD THINGS by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Old-school, John Saul-style horror for preteens. (Horror. 9-12)"
Will 12-year-old Cassidy's summer escape from New York City literally be killer? Read full book review >
LIVES OF THE EXPLORERS by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers will enjoy delving into the exploits of intrepid explorers across time and, literally, space. (Collective biography. 9-12)"
Another in the popular What the Neighbors Thought series, this title tells of daring, curious, hardy men (mostly) and women from different countries and eras who took bold risks in uncharted territories out of senses of adventure, curiosity and mission. Read full book review >
FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Less wacky (and more instructive) than Scieszka's Spaceheadz series—but just as much fun. (Science fiction/humor. 8-12)"
Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect. Read full book review >
THE SWAP by Megan Shull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Ellie O'Brien and eighth-grader Jack Malloy are given a surprising gift when they are suddenly able to literally view life through each other's eyes. Read full book review >
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE TYRANNICAL RETALIATION OF THE TURBO TOILET 2000 by Dav Pilkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Dizzyingly silly. (Humor. 8-10)"
The famous superhero returns to fight another villain with all the trademark wit and humor the series is known for. 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 >