MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2011

"A trilogy opener both rich and strange, if heavy at the front end. (Horror/fantasy. 12-14)"
Riggs spins a gothic tale of strangely gifted children and the monsters that pursue them from a set of eerie, old trick photographs. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Who cares? The equation of trucks + bedtime book = best-seller, even if it does set feminism back a few decades. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A group of construction vehicles put themselves to bed. Read full book review >

The Adventures of Jack and Rugby by Tory Beale
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"An often engaging children's story of a rugged, exhausting day in the mountains with two dog friends."
In the fourth installment in Beale and Messer's (The Adventures of Jack and Rugby: Best Friends, 2011, etc.) children's book series, two dogs embark on a mountainside adventure. Read full book review >
Like You and Me by Shahnaz Qayumi
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"A sincere message of human diversity and interconnectedness, delivered with cozy simplicity and accessibility for young readers."
In this picture book, early childhood educator Qayumi (Afsana Seesana, 2014) depicts the everyday lives of kids from around the world in order to celebrate their similarities despite diverse customs and cultures.Read full book review >
TAKING JENNY HOME by Carolyn Kane
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"A multilayered blend of suspense, mythology and the supernatural, anchored by a thoughtful, young heroine."
In her first YA fantasy novel, Kane (Creative Writing, 2002, etc.) deftly weaves the absorbing tale of a shape-shifting Irish wizard, a lethal ghost, a cursed island and a modern-day young girl who may be able to put everything right. Read full book review >

Nomadin by Shawn Cormier
Released: Aug. 27, 2010

"This novel casts a fresh spell for fans of the boy-wizard genre."
In this YA fantasy debut, a wizard's apprentice must help stop a Necromancer from escaping his prison within a book. Read full book review >
Released: July 12, 2010

"A magical concept and a miraculous heroine keep the pages turning in a YA adventure-fiction that feels like two different books fused together at mid-point—the second half far more violent and grim than the first."
In 1890s America, a father-daughter mind-reading act who used their illusionism and acuity to solve crimes committed during Vaudeville tours face a deadly conspiracy in lawless San Francisco. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2010

"Middle-grade readers (boys especially): Don't dillydally; grab this nearly flawless book."
In the first book of debut author Copus' planned series, a boy and his grandmother travel back in time to hobnob with marauding pirates in search of hidden treasure. Read full book review >
PETE THE CAT by Eric Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2010

"Pete may seem like an appealing role model to adults, but any child who has experienced the smirching of a new pair of shoes probably won't buy the cool he's peddling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An imperturbable blue cat walks along and sings his song regardless of what he steps in. Read full book review >
Dancing Cancer by Linda McDonald
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"An inspiring children's book about reaching for one's dreams."
First-time author McDonald, a three-time cancer survivor, crafts an uplifting children's story that aims to give hope and inspiration to young people dealing with cancer. Read full book review >
The Kid Who Beat Wall Street by Ginger Heller
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"An earnest and sometimes inspiring story of an extraordinary middle schooler."
A debut middle-grade novel about a boy, a blog and a mission. Read full book review >
A Different Day, A Different Destiny by Annette Laing
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A mostly engaging, enjoyable sequel."
Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) continues the adventures of three time-traveling children in this second installment of the Snipesville Chronicles.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 >