A Heart Full of Whiskey by Raquel Lesser
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Often revelatory verse about the status of youth in urban America."
Sixteen-year-old debut author Lesser tackles topics that are far more weighty than typical adolescent angst in this disturbing YA poem. Read full book review >
Counting Piggies by Jim Gardner
written and illustrated by Jim Gardner
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"An automotive-inspired reboot of a classic game."
A new twist on an old tale. Read full book review >

IMMORTAL LONGINGS by Diane DeKelb-Rittenhouse
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Lively feminist conceits dressed in too-familiar vampire garb."
Teenage love must overcome immortal evil in DeKelb-Rittenhouse's (Faerie Rings: The Book of Forests, 2009) young-adult vampire novel. Read full book review >
The Little Faucet That Never Stopped Dripping by Spring Jackson
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"A fun read-out-loud book, but a stronger edit might make it more readable."
A debut picture book for children aged 2 to 5 that highlights the resonant racket of a little faucet and his animal friends. Read full book review >
SPARKY by M D Hicken
by M D Hicken, illustrated by Clare Rushing
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"A charming children's book that aims to remind children that they're wonderful exactly as they are."
Hicken's colorful picture book showcases an adorable young dragon who learns that sometimes it's good to be different. Read full book review >

WEST TO THE ELEPHANT by Joan Sprigle-Adair
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"A captivating read, equally as entertaining as it is educational."
Sprigle-Adair's debut YA novel tells the story of a young girl who leaves her home in New York City to make the westward journey in a wagon train with her family. Read full book review >
A Horse of A Different Color by Cindy Curran
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"Supported by an obvious, but still needed, message about prejudice and friendship."
In Curran's allegorical picture book debut, three horses learn to work together and overcome color-based prejudice. Read full book review >
Runabouts by P.J. Jenkins
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A bright, simple children's story about the power of working together."
A splashy children's story about bullying and friendship. Read full book review >
Oops the Mighty Gurgle by RamG Vallath
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fun, lighthearted tour around an infinitely goofy universe."
It's up to two children, a dog, and a pumpkin-shaped alien to save the world in this debut sci-fi comedy for kids. Read full book review >
The Rasken by Suzanne Maxwell
Released: Dec. 30, 2011

"A novel that delivers a shining example of worldbuilding on another planet, strengthened by tightly executed twists."
A YA sci-fi adventure follows a girl whose clan worships a deadly river and survives using mysterious technology. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"A witty, fast-paced farce."
In Goldfond's debut fantasy, a young, nerdy priest seeks mythical beasts. Read full book review >
A Remnant Surprise by Vanessa Roam
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"The relatable, touching story of an elderly matriarch who sews love into cozy quilts."
In this gentle, well-crafted picture book for young children, an elderly matriarch lovingly sews quilts for her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and receives an unexpected gift of love in return. 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 >