GLASS PALACE by Andy Weisskoff
Released: July 16, 2012

"Packs real emotional weight into its slim pages and escapes the didactic tone of some 'issue' novels. A promising debut in realistic youth fiction."
Weisskoff's debut middle-grade novel takes newly orphaned Mia through raw grief and custody battles with gentleness and skill. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2012

"In this amusing, rah-rah pep rally for the imminent crush of summer tourists, the author shows that there is much more to London than Big Ben, London Bridge and William Shakespeare."
The mayor of London demonstrates that understanding his city requires an acquaintance with key historical personages, from Alfred the Great to Keith Richards. Read full book review >

Released: May 29, 2012

"A well-researched, informative and accessible look at important economic and agricultural issues."
New Scientist environmental and development consultant Pearce (The Coming Population Crash, 2010, etc.) documents widespread global "land grabs" by moneyed interests and the dire consequences for poor people around the world. Read full book review >
Released: May 26, 2012

"Clarity, engaging characters, and a surprise or two make for a delightful tale for young readers."
A boy's summer with his grumpy grandfather turns into a fun adventure on an island in the Pacific Northwest in this contemporary middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2012

"Explaining his use of cutting-edge research to undercut Gordon Gekko's infamous mantra ('Greed is good'), Zak is engaging, entertaining and profound."
Zak (Economic Psychology and Management/Claremont Graduate Univ.; Moral Markets: the Critical Role of Values in the Economy, 2008, etc.) explores a surprising link among neuroscience, morality and economic success. Read full book review >

Beatrice and the Basilisk by Bruce McCandless III
Released: April 23, 2012

"This brief but powerful dragon story soars."
In McCandless' (The Krottkey Chronicles, 2013) novella, a young Texas girl of today must fight a terrifying dragon.Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2012

"A seminal analysis promising hope for the future through small wonders in the classroom."
Furthering the awareness campaign on the benefits of "collaborative, hands-on, interdisciplinary" schooling. Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2012

"Gottschall brings a light touch to knotty psychological matters, and he's a fine storyteller himself."
A lively pop-science overview of the reasons why we tell stories and why storytelling will endure. Read full book review >
TACO USA by Gustavo Arellano
Released: April 10, 2012

"Mission accomplished. Readers will come away not only hungry, but with a deeper understanding of the Mexican people and their cuisine."
An appealing cultural exploration of Mexican food in the United States. Read full book review >
Released: April 2, 2012

"An exciting, exotic tale that occasionally overwhelms with its intricacy."
In this middle-grade historical-adventure novel, set in 1912 Morocco, a group of misfit children are kidnapped and sold as slaves to the vicious lord of a casbah. Read full book review >
THE TIME HUNTERS by Carl Ashmore
Released: March 23, 2012

"This series couldn't ask for a more vibrant opening chapter."
The first volume in a YA series featuring siblings who help their time-traveling uncle locate ancient artifacts. Read full book review >
Released: March 21, 2012

"Rohan weaves an engaging, imaginative tapestry."
A preteen uses intriguing imaginative skill to learn courage, hard work and the power of imagination itself. 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 >