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 >
SAVING MARS by Cidney  Swanson
Released: July 26, 2012

"A sci-fi novel that soars along with a teenage heroine whose imperfections help make her believable and endearing."
A 17-year-old pilot with a history of crashing her craft holds a planet's fate in her hands when a human settlement on Mars runs low on food. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Unique children's lit that cleverly tackles interest rates, endowments, fluctuating commodities, bullying and identity."
A smart kid with a head for numbers takes on a corrupt Wall Street banker, in Everett's debut middle-grade reader. Read full book review >
Released: July 25, 2012

"Bound to satisfy young readers hungry for tales of magic, adventure and friendship."
Normal teenagers are thrust into a world of magic in this heartfelt, occasionally hair-raising story for the Harry Potter set. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A fast-paced fantasy for preteens who are ready for something meatier than the average chapter book."
Like many kids, Max thinks his mandatory summer vacation will be boring. He's terribly wrong. 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: 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Released: July 1, 2012

"'Stereotypes have a funny way of falling apart when you actually talk to people,' writes Black, though the book reinforces a lot of stereotypes and is rarely funny."
A middle-age liberal comedian and a younger Republican media personality embark on an RV expedition together to see if they can find common ground (they do) and say something significant about America (they don't). Read full book review >
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 >
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 >