THE WAITING SKY by Lara Zielin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Exciting storm scenes may appeal to weather buffs, but there are so many dysfunctional-family books out there that this one feels a bit like a blip on the radar. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A 17-year-old flees her irresponsible, alcoholic mother to summer with her older brother, a tornado researcher. Read full book review >
SURVIVE by Alex Morel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Compelling start, clichéd end. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
"Here's what you need to know: When I get on that airplane tonight, I will never arrive home." Read full book review >

CARDBOARD by Doug TenNapel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Utterly brilliant.(Graphic fantasy. 10 & up)"
An out-of-the-box story of golems, guys and guts. Read full book review >
INVISIBLE WORLD by Suzanne Weyn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Despite a too-tidy ending, it is an interesting, fast-paced blend of mystical and scientific reasoning. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Weyn once again uses the supernatural to invent an alternate version of history (Distant Waves, 2009), this time the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >
SEND by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Though predictable, this offering may be relevant for those looking for more books on the ever-important topic of bullying. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Incarcerated five years ago for sending a photo of a classmate in character underwear to all of his friends—resulting in the boy's suicide—18-year-old Kenny has since been on the move with his family, seeking anonymity. Read full book review >

KAYTEK THE WIZARD by Janusz Korczak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Fascinating but flawed. (translator's afterword, references) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy growing up in 1930s Warsaw determines to become a wizard and succeeds—but at a price. Read full book review >
ALDO'S FANTASTICAL MOVIE PALACE by Jonathan Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This poignant and well-meaning premise ends up a disappointing read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A teenage girl with permanent facial scars and a blind boy enter an imaginary world through a combination of their own scriptwriting and a portal in an inherited old movie theater. Read full book review >
SOMEDAY DANCER by Sarah  Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Dance fans will enjoy the up-close look at a legendary dance troupe. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-16)"
A young teen in 1959 South Carolina has one dream, dancing on stage in New York City. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Realistic, gritty and uplifting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jamie lives in a bizarre world, where a sister can die in a bombing, and the only way to bring Mum and Dad together is by auditioning for Britain's Biggest Talent Show. Read full book review >
NO BOYZ ALLOWED by Ni-Ni Simone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Otherwise, warm, uplifting and entertaining. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Street-smart, heartwarming and hopeful without being preachy, the latest from Simone (Upgrade U, 2011, etc.) opens with 16-year-old Gem and her little brother Malik arriving at another in a series of foster homes. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A fine collection to share, whether read aloud or told. (glossary) (Folklore. 8 & up)"
Gather the bairns and the grown folk and set sail for a fine collection of Scottish tales retold by a master storyteller. Read full book review >
OTHERKIN by Nina Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A page-turner. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Berry's debut offers just the right combination of high-stakes exploits and steamy love scenes to keep readers up until the wee hours. 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 >