Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals by C. Toni Graham
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A passable portal fantasy with some fun but passive characters."
Four teens must find their courage and their way home after a druid traps them in a magical land. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Entertaining and educational; a welcome find for parents and kids looking to get hooked on a new series."
In this new author-illustrated children's series, a young amphibian struggles to save his home and sees the world in the process. Read full book review >

EARTH by Seymour Simon
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A colorful kid's-book supplement for reports, projects and science fairs."
Another eye-catching earth science book for kids by award-winning author and former teacher Simon (Coral Reefs, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 17, 2012

"An uneven YA effort, but the appealing characters and mythology may compel readers to continue with the series."
Two teenagers learn that they're Phoenixes in Hale's debut YA fantasy novel, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Teenage readers might be swept up in the passion between Therese and Than, though the story is unlikely to inflame any sort of literary fervor."
In this teen fantasy novel and love story, an orphaned girl finds herself at the center of a war brewing among the gods of Olympus. Read full book review >

How the Grandmas and Grandpas Saved Christmas by Richard J. Gausselin
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"An often fun Christmas story that will likely entertain young listeners and their grandparents."
A holiday-themed picture book set at the North Pole. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A silly superhero tale showcasing a tasty, healthy berry."
Sheldon Bilberry, also known as Blueberry Boy, is a nutritional superhero in this outside-the-box children's series starter by debut author Jones. Read full book review >
KAI AND THE MAGIC JACKET by Tricia Chinn Campbell
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A pleasant, if somewhat unfocused, children's tale."
A debut picture book about a modern-day boy who meets his Chinese ancestors. Read full book review >
Look Ahead, Look Back by Annette Laing
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An often entertaining addition to an enjoyable series, despite some awkward dialogue."
Three plucky kids from Snipesville, Georgia, travel back to 1752 in this third installment of Laing's (A Different Day, A Different Destiny, 2012, etc.) time-travel series for readers ages 10 and up.Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Fans of animal tales will gobble up this tale of a dog who loves his girland ends up saving the world."
In this holiday novelfor middle graders, a dog's quest to save his master's daughterbecomes a journey to save the world. Read full book review >
Gwendolyn and the Seeds of Destiny by Roy Sakelson
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Although slightly old-fashioned and unflashy, Sakelson's debut is a worthy addition to the canon of medieval fairy tales."
An old-fashioned fairy tale of curses, magic and selflessness, complete with a kindhearted heroine and misunderstood monsters. Read full book review >
Released: July 29, 2012

"A short, fun story that will excite both young and old imaginations."
McKenzie pens a swampy middle-grade story full of humor, hauntings, quirky characters and a mystery that continues to develop to the very end. 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 >