BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
A REVELATION by Troy Hill
Released: May 16, 2012

"An unsettling and ultimately memorable modern-day hybrid of religious fiction and Romeo and Juliet."
In Hill's debut novel, a Christian girl and a Muslim boy face some exceptional obstacles on their road to high school romance. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A useful, nuts-and-bolts handbook for concerned parents."
Common Sense Media founder Steyer (The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children, 2002) addresses common concerns of many parents in managing the online lives of their children. Read full book review >
IN BEANER'S BACKYARD by Brandon Beebe Graves
written and illustrated by Brandon Beebe Graves
Released: May 4, 2012

"An imaginative backyard jaunt."
A debut picture book about a boy with a big imagination. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A compelling story, told with authority, of the final takedown of likely the most wanted criminal in history."
An exciting insider account of the vast, secretive effort to track and kill the al-Qaeda leader. Read full book review >
CELTIC RUN by Sean Vogel
Released: April 25, 2012

"A fun, if somewhat contrived, kid's caper."
Four kids chase clues to find a hidden treasure in Vogel's debut middle-grade adventure story. Read full book review >
Beatrice and the Basilisk by Bruce McCandless III
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
Bugs Beware...My Mom Doesn't Care! by Trudy D. Vaughn
Released: April 17, 2012

"A funny story with a softhearted narrator that's marred by sometimes-awkward verse and intriguing illustrations that never quite meet their full potential."
Ardena and her mother disagree about how best to handle bugs in this over-the-top, comical rhyming picture book. 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 >