THE LUCK UGLIES by Paul Durham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Layers, nuance, wit and a thumping good story make this a must-read. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A sparkling middle-grade fantasy opens a trilogy. Read full book review >
SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Strong storytelling, suspense, lyrical writing, high drama, weighty matters made accessible and a bit of humor add up to a terrific and heartwarming read. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-12)"
The authors, a husband-and-wife writing team, seamlessly incorporate heavy social-justice issues—fracking for natural gas in 2014 and a coal-mining protest in 1938—into a riveting time-travel adventure story. Read full book review >

GRAVITY by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >
SUMMER STATE OF MIND by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Entertainment for the fashionista crowd. (Chick lit. 10-15)"
Almost-15-year-old Harper thinks only of fashion until her dad sees her credit-card bill and packs her off to summer camp for a needed lifestyle change. Read full book review >
THE NEW CHAMPION by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Puzzle lovers who pick the book up wanting to hang out in the Gollywhopper world one more time will find themselves with a better-than-average sequel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Bert Golliwop and his executive team at Golly Toy and Game Company decide to hold a second round of Gollywhopper Games in this sequel. Read full book review >

THE BATTLE OF DARCY LANE by Tara Altebrando
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Despite the evergreen theme, Julia's whining is more likely to turn readers off than help them relate to her. (Fiction. 9-11)"
As soon as new neighbor Alyssa shows up, Taylor is mesmerized, leaving best friend Julia feeling threatened. Read full book review >
LIZZY BENNET'S DIARY by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Whether there's a readership for this is open to question, but it is certainly done well. Miss Austen would probably be pleased. (Dear Reader note) (Fiction/pastiche. 8-12)"
Young readers not quite ready to tackle Pride and Prejudice directly but who are yet intrigued by it might enjoy this loving tribute by the indefatigable Williams. Read full book review >
DECEPTION'S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"A comfortably formulaic prelude to a projected sequel that will likewise be spun from some of the oldest surviving Irish legends. (afterword, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The latest entry in Friesner's Princesses of Myth series shifts scene but not much else. Read full book review >
THE DYERVILLE TALES by M.P.  Kozlowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Some tales are worth telling,' opens the narrator—readers may feel this isn't one of them. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
An overwrought fairy tale within a fairy tale. Read full book review >
THE ART OF SECRETS by James Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Enjoyable but inessential. (Mystery. 11-14)"
Relationships, secrets and lies aplenty for caper-loving fans. Read full book review >
HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE TREMENDOUS TROUSERS by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Lots of laughs and hijinks make this fast-paced series great for readers with a sophisticated funny bone. (Chapter book. 7-11)"
Best buddies Hooey and Twig are back, this time competing in a contest to invent something that will make the world a safer place. Read full book review >
THE ISLANDS OF CHALDEA by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Aileen says of one of her friends, '[w]e stay awhile with each other, then part.' If that's all we get, we can be grateful for the while we have. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The fates of four countries hang in the balance, and only an apprentice magicworker can save the day. 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 >