KITSUNE MATSURI by William H. Johnston
Released: April 12, 2012

"A charming, fun first effort sure to appeal to fans of Japanese culture in spite of a few awkward edges."
Johnston's debut novel is travel narrative, fantasy and coming-of-age saga woven with magic, nobility of spirit and idealized—almost courtly—love. 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 5, 2012

"Lucy and CeCee's target audience may consist solely of tweens, but this is a book that can educate readers of any age."
Two BFFs compile a manual for youngsters who must endure the ordeal that is middle school. 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 >
LICKETY LICK by Kerry Morgan
Released: March 16, 2012

"An occasionally catchy but awkwardly executed children's book."
A children's picture book that offers an assortment of animal cravings. Read full book review >
Light & Dark by D. M. Fife
Released: March 15, 2012

"A new series that fans of smart, action-oriented fantasy can't miss."
In this YA fantasy debut, an average kid begins secret training with the Knights of the Light to battle the Dark. Read full book review >
Released: March 14, 2012

"A charming fantasy tale with contemporary elements that may occasionally stretch the limits of credibility."
In Kallinikos' debut YA fantasy novel, an intrepid elf must foil a plot to stop the production of stories. Read full book review >
Released: March 8, 2012

"A beautifully honest depiction of a teenage boy's difficult path to healing."
In Read's (The Go Between, 2012, etc.) latest YA novel, a teenage boy struggles with his memories of childhood sexual abuse as he begins to navigate the world of dating. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"All the fun of a children's book, coupled with the razor-sharp wit and potent insight that seasoned readers crave."
Magnusson's debut YA fantasy follows a young boy's flight from the wrath of bullies, taking him to another world from which there may be no escape. 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 >