ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER by Ann Haywood Leal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A poignant debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Harper Lee Morgan loves nothing more than the tingle of a new poem working itself out in her head. Read full book review >
SHADOW BOXING by Sherie Posesorski
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Wholesome. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Ever since her mother died, 16-year-old Alice has been sleepwalking through life, locked in a cold war with her father, cutting herself to cope. Read full book review >

BLOODHOUND by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"After all, the detail-oriented, plodding movement of the story—much like Beka's own method—builds to a well-established, satisfying revelation. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this second volume in Pierce's historical Tortall trilogy, Beka Cooper is now a junior Dog (police officer) in the Corus slums. Read full book review >
HERE’S HOW I SEE IT--HERE’S HOW IT IS by Heather Henson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"She is not always likable, though Henson's work possesses a gutsy authenticity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Henson's fresh first-person narrative set at a small-town summer-stock theater moves along breezily even as it imparts some fascinating stage history. Read full book review >
THE CARBON DIARIES 2015 by Saci Lloyd
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2009

"Enough, at least. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
With eco-thrillers rapidly becoming the new vampire romance, it takes a special one to stand out. Read full book review >

WOLF PACK OF THE WINISK RIVER by Paul Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2009

"This eat-or-be-eaten tale of wolves and assorted anonymous human characters reveals a deep and resonant story about nature of both the wild and human sort. (Fiction. 8-14)"
This debut novel, told in free verse without anthropomorphism or sentiment, will rivet readers with its story of Wolf, a lone alpha male whose life partner was killed two years earlier by a black bear. Read full book review >
SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Swashbuckling fare for fans of this original adventure series. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
In this rousing sequel to Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools (2008), "elfling" Sebastian abandons a disastrous career as a court jester and takes to the high seas in search of pirate treasure with Max, his witty talking buffalope, and Cornelius, his pint-sized warrior pal. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"Move over, Nancy Drew! (diagrams) (Mystery. 10-14)"
Clad in their red high-school blazers, three friends become amateur sleuths who decipher an intricate puzzle leading to the priceless Ring of Rocamadour. Read full book review >
THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan
FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2009

"But despite plot holes, more angst than action and an excess of philosophical meanderings, Mary's story delivers what's important: zombie apocalypse. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
It's been generations since the zombie apocalypse, and the people of Mary's village know they are the only living people left. Read full book review >
CASHAY by Margaret McMullan
FICTION
Released: April 6, 2009

"Along with the street-lit-style plot (if not language), Cashay's spirited voice and non-frothy prose will draw both confirmed and newer fans of inner-city drama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Using a metaphor that's as topical as it is unusual, 13-year-old Cashay compares the ups and (mostly) downs in her life in Chicago's Cabrini Green projects to those in the stock market. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 3, 2009

"Even after all that time, his outrage at the economic and social destruction wrought by Castro's Revolution remains undimmed. (Memoir. 12-15)"
Calcines pulls no punches in this intense account of a youth spent in 1960s Cuba. Read full book review >
THE SNOG LOG by Michael Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"With a trite premise, dull action and annoying language, this is not one for the record. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Boys and bets—rarely a good combination. 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 >